Credit Controller

Jun 10, 2022

Arram Berlyn Gardner (ABG) are multi-award-winning Chartered Accountants, Registered Auditors and Tax Advisers located in London EC1 with a special interest in Owner Managers and their businesses. Founded in 1966, we provide a client-focussed range of professional services for international companies/groups, growing SMEs, business owners, entrepreneurs and private individuals.

ABG’s team has specialist Audit and Tax knowledge as well as a wealth of practical experience in a wide range of sectors especially property, tech, travel and entertainment. 

In March 2022, we joined forces with Jeffreys Henry, another award-winning accounting firm based in London and backed by private equity investors, Tenzing. Tenzing’s backing of our combined firms has allowed for considerable investment and growth in the business. We are looking for the right person who is comfortable operating in a high-growth environment to lead the Credit Control function at ABG. In the position of Credit Controller, your challenge will be to: 

  • Create and uphold payment procedures and policies that ensure timely payment and: 
  • Significantly improve cash collection, reducing debtor days and improving recovery 
  • Produce insight on cash flow so Credit Control can fuel continued investment in the business 
  • This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Credit Controller interested in working in a scale-up / private equity-backed business, and excited by the challenge of building something that will have transformational impact on the business. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Building new disciplines and operational rigor around Credit Control 
  • Establishing new automated processes for billings and debt collection 
  • Review of partner WIP ledgers to ensure prompt billing 
  • Creation of clear escalation processes with partners 
  • Potentially outsourcing collection of older/ smaller debt 
  • Ensure the timely payment of debt by effectively managing debtors 
  • Chasing of all outstanding debt 
  • Responding to customer queries 
  • Automating sending out client statements 
  • Management of client dispute resolution 
  • Account reconciliation 
  • Matching and reconciliation of cash receipts 
  • Client reconciliations 
  • Reconciliation of sales ledger to GL balances 
  • Client account reconciliations 
  • Management insight and reporting 
  • Assisting setting targets for cash collection, targeting clients for chasing and reporting on these targets 
  • Cash flow forecasting of receipts 
  • Assist with the preparation of weekly and monthly management information in relation to debtors 
  • Assessment of debtor provision levels needed 
  • Ad hoc projects as required and determined by the ABG Head of Finance

Requirements: 

Skills and Knowledge 

  • Significant credit/ revenue control experience preferably in a professional services environment 
  • Technologically literate and comfortable learning new programs and technology on the job; must be proficient in MS Office and preferably but not essentially have prior experience working in CCH and Sage 
  • Experience of automated chasing software preferable 
  • High attention to detail 
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage multiple projects at once 

 Other aspects of the role 

  • You will be part of the finance team of [4] 
  • You will report to Head of Finance of ABG 
  • Hybrid working with likelihood of office-based work of 2-3 days per week 
  • Confident dealing with both internal business stakeholders and clients 

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