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Interim Credit Analyst/Controller

Closing date for applications: 4 February 2018

Job Description

Looking for an Interim Credit Controller on a fixed term basis. To analyse and control credit activities for UK, Europe & North America Higher Education and Language businesses to ensure minimal bad debts, losses and improved cash flow.

Job Purpose: to analyse and control credit activities for UK, Europe & North America Higher Education and Language businesses to ensure minimal bad debts, losses and improved cashflow.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Credit management
    • Monitoring all creditor exposures across the region, whether Student, Agent, Vendor/Supplier, Staff or University.
    • Communicating with students, agents and sponsors to ensure debts are settled while maintaining our reputation and relationship appropriately.
    • Maximising cash collections and improving cash flow by reducing DSO.
    • Working with external collections agency for aged student debt and internal or external legal advisers for agent/sponsored debts.
    • Producing reports showing progress made and current risks that still require monitoring and focus.
  • Assisting with the documentation of current processes and procedures and being involved in a standardisation strategy for these where analysed as appropriate.
  • Member of a small team locally, but assisting centre staff and Admissions staff to ensure the management of debt is in line with policies.
  • Managing workload appropriately through peak periods.
  • Other Ad Hoc assistance and analysis.

Attributes

  • Business acumen
  • Embrace change
  • Decision-making
  • Drive for results
  • Team work intellectual curiosity and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision communication
  • Peer relationships customer focus

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Training

  • Appreciation of collections and debt management legal framework.
  • Recognised Accounting and/or Credit qualification (AAT, ICM, etc) or suitable experience.

Experience Required

  • 2 years + experience across credit & collections management, shared services/transaction processing would be ideal.
  • Experience of working in a new and changing environment.
  • Working in a team communicating with internal staff and customers from across the world.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Common sense approach to risk identification and mitigation.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, teamwork and organisational skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of credit related/consumer laws, civil codes and debt collection regulations.
  • Strong IT skills particularly experience using Excel.

Organisational Compliance

The position holder must comply with internal policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and those specifically relevant to the position and authority of the job holder.

Apply

Please apply with a completed application form to Lina Balickaite, Senior Risk Analyst.

Application deadline 4 February 2018