Credit Controller - Part time

Function: Finance

Location: Sheffield

Contract Type: Part Time Permanent

Salary: Competitive

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Credit Controller - Part time

EVO Group have a great opportunity for a part-time Cash Collector to join their Sheffield Head Office Contract and Framework team. Working 22.5 hours a week, across a minimum of 4 days, the successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance of an aged debt ledger to ensure that ageing is kept to a minimum and payments are made to terms by customers, therefore maximising company cash flow. The specific working days and hours will be discussed and agreed to suit both parties

They will be able to engage on a daily basis with customers, and required to be persistent, assertive but not aggressive to ensure payments are made to terms as well as working pro-actively and on own initiative prioritising cash collection activities for greatest effect and clearly demonstrating an understanding of their ledger at a customer level.

This role requires an individual who is comfortable with high volume work, with strong relationship building skills and proven organisational and prioritisation capabilities, Able to take ownership of their workload and make the required decisions to see stubborn balances resolved.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

  • Maintain a clean ledger, minimise overdue debt; and maximise cash receipts on time
  • Regularly reconcile trading accounts to ensure that cash collection activity can be completed in a straight forward, time efficient and effective manner
  • Ensure payments are allocated to customers account to avoid unnecessary ageing
  • Prioritise collection activity on the ledger for greatest effect with a particularly focus on those invoices that are most aged
  • Meet cash targets set by line manager
  • Pro-actively develop customer, and colleague relationships to achieve the best results possible
  • Collect interim payments and withhold goods in order to limit unauthorised credit exposure and maximise cash flow
  • Customer visits and site visits as required and with the support of management
  • Help train and mentor new starters
  • Any other duties as and when required by management

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • An experienced cash collector, with specific experience of trade credit
  • Comfortable in Excel and Microsoft programmes in order to reconcile customer accounts and produce reporting data.
  • An ability to take care over detail and be thorough in the completion of tasks
  • Able to understand that each role within the team is a significant contribution towards a common goal
  • A capability to solve problems, escalate and be decisive
  • An ability to recognise where payment performance may require an account or credit review.
  • An ability to negotiate and agree alternative payment methods where needed
  • The ability to suggest changes to customer billing where the process seems to be affecting payment performance
  • The ability to use the information and facts available to them and acts on that information when appropriate.
  • The ability to own and escalate resolution of invoice queries.
  • Will see things through, seeks out help to get things done and asks for guidance and direction when it’s needed.
  • Tenacity and ownership when escalating issues preventing payments
  • A team player with a good judgement and who readily shares their knowledge and information with colleagues.
  • A capability to communicate professionally and concisely with strong negotiation skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • An individual who works constructively with others, listens well, keeps an open mind and responds appropriately
  • Someone who uses organisational systems and processes effectively to achieve their own goals, those of the team in which they work and ultimately those of the organisation.
  • An individual who takes personal ownership (responsibility and accountability) for own work and performance and openly acknowledges how things could be improved.

WHAT DO WE DO?

EVO Group are the largest multi-channel distributor of business supplies and services in the industry with unparalleled reach and experience in the UK. We provide sourcing, storage and fulfillment services to over 20,000 resellers, corporate organisations and direct customers through VOW, VOW RETAIL, Banner and Truline.

With an unrivalled logistics platform, the highest number of direct manufacturer relations and the broadest multi-channel sales structure, we continue to lead the business supplies and services industry across the UK and Ireland.  Through constant innovation, progressive business services and the most extensive product range, we remain at the forefront of our industry offering an exceptional overall customer experience.

OUR BENEFITS

We offer a competitive range of benefits including free parking, pension plan, Employee Assistance Programme, paid charity support day, holiday purchasing, staff discounts, an opt-in medical plan and eyecare assistance.   As part of EVO Group your hard work can be rewarded through the EVO Honours reward programme and long service recognition schemes. 

DIVERSITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

It is our people that make us successful and so we are committed to making The EVO Group of companies an inclusive workplace.

We encourage a diverse culture, in which we value you for being you, and the excellent contributions you make to business, no matter your age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, race, nationality or religion. 

The EVO Group of companies expect their employees to respect one another and treat their colleagues, and others that they come into contact with, as they would wish to be treated themselves.

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