Credit Controller PermanentMilton Keynes £24,000 - £27,000 DOE Our Milton Keynes based client is looking for an experienced Credit Controller to work within their Credit Control Team to actively minimise aged debt through effective collection processes. This is a largely telephone-based role where inbound and outbound calls are a priority both to external customers as well as to resolve any customer queries with internal teams. The purpose of the role is to ensure timely payments are received from their many customers to meet weekly and monthly collection targets. As a Credit Controller your responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Prioritising inbound and outbound calls for day-to-day collection of outstanding invoices ensuring customers pay to agreed terms.Taking ownership and responsibility for assigned accounts to ensure weekly/monthly collection targets are met.Handling queries and resolve problems efficiently for Credit Control and the business.Ensuring debts are collected before they become overdue whilst ensuring older debts are collected and dealt with as a priority.Building relationships with external customers and internal colleagues to achieve best result for the business, via telephone, email and Teams.Receiving, responding and resolving customer queries in a timely manner that come into the department via email and telephone.Assisting with month-end/weekly reporting and reconciliations.Maintaining accurate records.Undertake other general financial administration tasks as required. To be a successful Credit Controller, you must have: 2 plus years of Credit Control or debt recovery experience in a fast-paced industryIT literate; competent user of MS Office including working knowledge of ExcelExcellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to build links and establish rapport with customers and colleaguesAbility to work under pressure and to meet deadlines whilst maintaining accuracyA proactive team player who is highly motivated to achieve set objectives/targetsAbility to use own initiative when required, work independently, with a confident, assertive, and resilient attitude.Prior experience with SAP would be preferred.Working knowledge of legal action on debt recovery and attending court would be advantageous.
Management AccountantPermanentMonday to Friday£40,000 - £55,000Buckingham Are you looking for an accountancy role, where you will spend your days locked in a room analysing spreadsheets, with a little interaction with the real business? If so, this role is not for you!My client is at an exciting point of their journey, and despite being hugely profitable and part of a multi-national European organisation, they are looking for a management accountant or financial controller to help them take the business to the next level. What does that mean?The first challenge will be to factually gauge where the business is currently. We want you to be a questioning person who can establish where the business is making money, where it is losing money, and what improvements can be made. Specifically, where could margin improvements be made that over time could profoundly and positively impact the bottom line of the business.We are looking for someone who enjoys looking under the bonnet to discover what is happening in respect to cost control, questioning real margins, stock control and questioning the current supplier relationships in place.A strong personality is required. The status quo will likely have to change. So, you will be somebody who is comfortable looking under the bonnet of the car to discover "real" information and have the courage to design new reporting mechanisms and processes to make this information highly visible (so that all stakeholders can understand) and ultimately have the ability to help drive these findings into the operational business.On a day-to-day basis you will be walking the shopfloor (to listen and learn), meeting suppliers (to listen, learn and possibly re-negotiate), and working closely with your direct line manager. The two of you are going to steer the business to significantly improved profitability over the next 5 years, whilst having fun!Whilst our client would like you to have a fantastic appetite for getting on the shopfloor and dealing with real people, they would also like you to have fantastic attention for detail, an inquisitive mind, and the ability to present your findings in a truly clear and concise fashion (visually whenever possible).This is a superb business, finance, operational role that is far more than a "finance" role. If you would like to learn more, please call me today. First interviews will be held immediately and a second and final interview will be held within 2 weeks; so, do not delay!Role advertised: 8th August 2022 If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.