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Credit Assistant

in Manchester, Manchester

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  • Req. ID

    R1737

  • Organization

    Corporate

  • Job Category

    Accounting/Finance

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Job Location

    Northbank, Irlam
    Manchester, Manchester M44 5AY
    UK

Overview

The Credit Assistant oversees all debts owed to a company from existing debtors and manages new requests for credit.

The day-to-day duties of the Credit Assistant are varied and include posting payments, contacting customers to ensure that there is no impediment to payment, reconciling customer accounts and ensuring timely payments are made by debtors, processing incoming funds, reconciling invoices, resolving account queries and managing debt recovery.

The Credit Controller is a key figure in supporting the financial function of a business.

Hours: Full time

Location: Manchester

Reporting line: European Financial Controller

Key responsibilities:

  • Taking a proactive role in managing and collecting debts of company debtors in the UK as well as for its German and French ledgers
  • Reviewing customer accounts and eliminating errors leading to non-payment of outstanding amounts
  • Ensuring timely payment of debts
  • Responding to relevant client enquiries
  • Processing and reconciliation of invoices
  • Checking and posting of receipts to accounting systems
  • Preparation of statements, client status reports, and all relevant information as required
  • Providing reports and analysis on debtors to the Senior Credit Controller
  • Providing administrative support to the team

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Outstanding attention to detail with an ability to reconcile complex accounts
  • Fluent French and / or German Speaking
  • Accurate, efficient and organised with the ability to prioritise tasks as needed
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office and accountancy software – preferably NetSuite
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships with external clients and internal colleagues
  • Professional, confident and diplomatic when liaising with others
  • Possible qualification of CICM

Communications:

  • The role holder will communicate internally with staff at all levels, including directors of the business.
  • Liaison with payroll providers, accounting firms, banks and auditors as required

The job may require some travel around Europe.   

JOB LOCATION

Northbank, Irlam
Manchester, Manchester  M44 5AY

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