Credit Controller, Ballymount
We are seeking a motivated and skilled Credit Controller to join our company's finance team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in managing the company's credit control processes, ensuring timely payment from customers, minimizing credit risk, and maintaining positive relationships with clients. The Credit Controller will be responsible for monitoring outstanding debts, coordinating with internal departments and external stakeholders, and implementing efficient credit control strategies. This role requires a detail-oriented individual with excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. The role will also encompass other functions within the team such as producing ad hoc reports and bank and cash reconciliations.
Debt Management: Monitor and manage the company's accounts receivable, ensuring timely payment of outstanding invoices and debts from customers.
Credit Assessment: Evaluate and assess the creditworthiness of new and existing customers, making informed decisions on credit limits and payment terms.
Credit Control Processes: Develop and implement effective credit control policies, procedures, and guidelines to reduce late payments and minimize credit risk.
Collections: Initiate and handle collection activities for overdue accounts, maintaining a professional and courteous approach while ensuring payment resolution.
Client Communication: Communicate with clients regarding outstanding invoices, payment reminders, and credit-related matters in a prompt and customer-oriented manner.
Dispute Resolution: Investigate and resolve customer disputes, liaising with relevant departments to address any billing or payment discrepancies.
Reporting: Generate regular reports on debt status, aging analysis, and credit control performance for management review.
Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all credit control activities, ensuring compliance with company policies and industry regulations.
Team Collaboration: Coordinate with the sales, finance, and customer service teams to streamline credit control processes and achieve common financial objectives.
Proactive Measures: Identify and implement proactive measures to prevent late payments and reduce bad debt exposure.
Education: Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field is preferred.
Experience: Proven experience in credit control or accounts receivable management is highly desirable.
Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication abilities, with the capability to interact professionally with clients and internal stakeholders.
Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills to assess creditworthiness, analyse financial data, and identify potential credit risks.
Organization: Exceptional organizational skills to manage multiple client accounts and prioritize tasks effectively.
Negotiation Skills: Proficiency in negotiation techniques to resolve payment disputes and establish favourable credit terms.
Computer Proficiency: Familiarity with accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly a high level of Excel for data analysis and reporting.
Attention to Detail: A keen eye for detail to ensure accurate record-keeping and minimize errors in credit control processes.
Professionalism: Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive financial matters with confidentiality and integrity.
Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to changing business needs and willingness to learn new credit control practices and technologies.
Problem-Solving: Proactive approach to identifying and resolving credit-related issues promptly.
This Credit Controller role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the financial success of our company while ensuring strong relationships with clients. If you are a proactive, results-oriented individual with a passion for finance, we encourage you to apply. There will be exposure to other functions within the team and business which will include but are not limited to:
Daily cash reconciliations
Managing Prommt payment collection online system
Assisting with preparation of monthly sales reports
Assisting with creditors and suppliers processing and payments
Assisting with creating ad hoc reports as requested by the Finance Controller and Finance Director.