Credit and Sales Ledger Manager

  • £30000 - £35000 per annum
  • Harlow, Essex

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
£30-35,000 per annum
Permanent position
Hybrid working after 3 months
Must have previous experience within a similar role

Primary duties include:
  • Works with a minimum of direction on collections for all Group companies in a complex environment
  • Anticipates developments and identifies accounts that require special attention
  • Handles disputed accounts and negotiates to bring payment within agreed payment terms
  • Undertakes reconciliations and compiles documentation for legal action
  • Applies and reviews credit limits to live accounts
  • Identifies proforma and upfront cash clients
  • Weekly reporting of Group debt position to Senior management team maintaining accurate performance statistics and ensures visibility of progress on a weekly basis
  • Weekly review of accrued revenue ensuring queries are addressed and resolved to ensure timely invoicing
  • Overseeing of daily bank reconciliation for 5 Group companies
  • Regularly review and chase the status of income retentions
  • Working alongside the Management Accountant to Review and follow up on applications, ensuring all calls have been applied for and any queries are dealt with promptly
  • Makes adjustments, handles queries and resolves problems within the company guidelines and policies
  • Ensures all overdue debts are promptly identified and suitably dealt with
  • Uses own initiative to achieve targeted results whilst promoting customer goodwill
  • Recognizes any irrecoverable debts and assists the Management Accountant in maintaining an accurate and realistic Bad Debt Provision
  • Obtains sufficient information to assess the creditworthiness of new and existing customers
  • Works closely with Credit Controller to ensure effective and efficient debt collection in accordance with KPIs
  • Regularly reviews current practices and processes continuously seeking improvements and implementing changes to improve the computerized ledger system
  • Promotes a proactive approach within the Finance Team
  • Shares knowledge and experience with other team members, particularly Credit Controller

Key Performance Areas:

  • Maintain Debtors Ledger within agreed target levels
  • Reduce debtors days to targeted levels
  • Ensure Accrued revenue is monitored and invoiced in a timely manner
  • Protects the overall quality of the Debtor Asset

Qualification & Skills:

  • Sage 200 an advantage
  • Excel
  • Good telephone manner
  • Excellent verbal & written communication
  • Proven ability to influence and negotiate

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