Credit Controller

  • Ascential
  • London, UK
  • Jun 11, 2021
Credit Controller Financial Controller

Job Description

Brand: Ascential
Job function: Finance
Job type: Fixed Term
Job location: London
Salary: Competitive market rate salary
Job ref: R4583

We're looking for a Credit Controller to join our team in London as part of our Finance function.

We are looking for an experienced target driven collections specialist with ideally a minimum of 3+ years of Accounts Receivable and Collections experience within a fast-paced corporate business. The Collection Specialist will be responsible for tracking and resolving outstanding payment issues within a high value and volume function. This position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multitask. The AR Specialist must possess excellent communication skills as they will frequently collaborate with varying levels of management.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ability to improve collection performance goals, reduce bad debt, DSO, and other key performance indicators
  • Achieve monthly cash collection targets by actively chasing customers
  • Attend and participate in collection meetings by updating and keeping manager informed of current statuses
  • Enforce credit policy and assure adherence to accepted standards
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with cross functional teams involved in AR process
  • Maintain agreed upon reporting metrics associated with individual portfolios
  • Ability to negotiate and manage relationships
  • Strong problem solving and customer service skills
  • Ability to Prioritize and multi-task is essential
  • Run credit checks on new business
  • Process month end closing entries in a timely manner
  • Involvement on Special Projects as necessary


Your Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years Collections experience in a fast-paced target driven business
  • Confident, adaptable and ability to work effectively under pressure
  • SAP systems experience an advantage
  • Preferred skills in pivot tables, Vlookups and spreadsheets
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, detail and team oriented, problem solving skills


What We Offer

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans
  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers
  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Season ticket loans

In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex; Gadget Insurance, Health Assessments and Will Writing.

We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages.


Inclusive Workforce

At Ascential, our goal is to create a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel comfortable in bringing their authentic selves to work. We want all Ascential people to feel included and truly empowered to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Everyone who applies will receive fair consideration for employment. We do not discriminate based upon race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

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About Ascential

Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy.