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Assistant Credit Manager

  • Sector: Other
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/03/2020
  • Duration: 1 month
  • Time left:
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    (05/04/20)
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The Role:
Overview

Working with your own portfolio of clients, you will support the Group Credit Manager with the maintenance of the sales ledger, cash flow forecasting and debt management.

The successful candidate will manage a team of credit controllers to ensure proactive chasing of payment from clients, timely allocation of cash and effective management of queries to keep debt within payment terms and provide a high quality of customer service to clients, internal and external.

This role will provide support to management functions, including credit checking for new clients, risk management in relation to bad debt and reporting accurate and timely aged debt reports for internal management and bank purposes.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

* Ensure bad debt risk is kept to a minimum through rigorous credit assessment and account application procedures, including the policing of the CDF and contract completeness and viability - DOA to risk assess European clients 50k limit;
* Manage the debt collection process and credit control team to maintain proactive debt management and minimize overdue debt;
* Ongoing housekeeping of customer accounts, including review of credit limits, reconciliation of any unallocated payments and ensuring insurance details are valid;
* Ensure calls are handled efficiently and politely, correspondence is written in a professional manner, queries are dealt with swiftly and positively, complaints are dealt with speedily with the appropriate remedial action is being taken;
* Ownership of the monthly cash flow forecasting for management and bank purposes;
* Monthly and ad hoc reporting to management and the bank regarding cash flow forecasts, debtor days, cash collection targets, overdue debts, queries etc;
* Daily management and supervision of the credit control team, continuous support and training of all team members;
* Take an active role in resolving issues with the clients, and leading projects to tackle major debt issues as appropriate;
* Ensure the invoice queries are logged and cleared in a timely manner;
* Conduct regular meetings with Commercial Controller and Business Unit heads to discuss debt position;
* Measure department targets, adhering to KPIs and analysing team performance.

The Company:
Fircroft is a leading global provider of HR and Recruitment solutions to the Natural Resource and Engineering Sectors. With offices in 45 countries, Fircroft employs over 600 staff globally delivering services to some of the world's best known companies. Turnover currently stands at £900m, Fircroft is one of the largest and most successful privately-owned businesses based in the North West of England. Built on the foundation of outstanding brand values.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Good Educational background - 5 GCSE Grade A-C passes
* Significant experience within Finance and Credit Control Management

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Excellent Interpersonal skills
* Strong communication skills
* Organised with ability to work under pressure, keeping to deadlines

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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