Credit Controller / Accounts Assistant - North West England

Ref: 514 Date Posted: Monday 10 Jun 2024

2020 Recruitment is working with one of our global engineering clients who are looking to add an Accounts Assistant / Credit Controller to their team in Manchester. This is an initial 6 months contract with the possibility of becoming a permanent position thereafter. There is the possibility of hybrid working 2 days per week. 


The Role

You will be a key member of our clients' Finance team with responsibility for administering accurate collection processes. You will be given responsibility for collecting and allocating cash receipts. You will ensure that the customer ledger is accurate; outstanding debtor balances are chased on time with repeated follow-ups; key business partners are kept up to date with debt status, trends identify and escalate issues/concerns where necessary. This role would also expect you to highlight, suggest and implement process improvements within the Accounts Receivable department.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • To process A/R Cash Receipts
  • Make regular contact with customers to ensure timely payment of invoices, logging all contact on appropriate internal systems
  • Liaise with internal sales colleagues where appropriate
  • To prepare accounts receivable reports as required by local management
  • To prepare Accounts Receivable Watchlists for month end/quarter end reporting purposes
  • Carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manager


To qualify for this position, you must have the following skills and experience:

  • Previous credit control experience
  • Experience dealing with customer sales queries
  • ERP System knowledge is essential, JDE is desirable
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confidence and the ability to contact companies who owe money
  • The ability to work under pressure and deal with high volumes of work
  • Familiarity with computer systems and complex databases
  • Timely decision making


Flexible start/finish Start 07.30-09.00 - Mon-Thurs 8hrs & Fri 5hrs

28 days holiday

Starting Pay Rate £11.95/hour