Sales Ledger Clerk/Credit Controller

Sales Ledger/Credit Control, permanent position based in Elland

£25400 Elland Permanent 28/02/24


9am - 5pm
23 Days Holiday

Sales Ledger/Credit Controller

Near Elland


Office based 9am – 5pm

Excellent benefits + parking on site

Sales Ledger/Credit Controller

This multi-award-winning organisation is recruiting a Sales Ledger/Credit Controller to join their very busy team. As a valued member of the finance team, you will be responsible for the overall sales ledger and credit control of the business. Your role will be to accurately process sales ledger invoices, receipts, and customer statements as well as build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and other departments within the organisation.

Your customers will have various invoice formats, payment terms, and frequency therefore you’ll need to have excellent organisation skills and strong attention to detail. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for credit control to ensure bad debt risk is suitably managed through day-to-day routines and accounts are kept to terms.

Key Responsibilities

  • End-to-end processing of sales invoices from income stream data on Sage200
  • First point of contact for all sales ledger queries via e-mail, telephone, and in writing
  • Management of key financial contact relationships in respect of sales ledger accounts
  • Credit control to ensure cash inflows meet contracted terms and any associated debt recovery
  • Month-end reconciliation of sales invoices raised to track business unit income reporting, escalating discrepancies
  • Liaising with the Business Development team and external stakeholders on the mobilisation of new income streams, ensuring first invoices are raised on a timely basis and in line with the contract, expectations, and terms (with support)
  • Monitoring and reconciliation of business unit trackers to facilitate monthly reporting to local authorities in their own format
  • Ensuring documentation on owned processes is accurate and up to date at all times
  • Providing support for Finance coordinator on an ad hoc basis
  • Understanding of purchase ledger processes to provide effective absence cover if required

Essential experience and skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken, that are effective, empathetic, and adaptable to different situations
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail, including when under pressure
  • Experience of working within a sales (or purchase) ledger function
  • Knowledge and experience of working with confidential data as defined by GDPR
  • Ability to adjust priorities to fit the needs of the business
  • Customer focussed approach to tasks

Key characteristics

  • Ability to respond positively to a changing environment
  • Desire to be part of a team and work collaboratively within Finance and the wider business
  • Self-motivator
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to manage competing demands while maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Bagnall Hopkins Recruitment who is operating as an employment agency/business. Your application will be sent to one of our consultants for review, at which stage we will be in touch to discuss your details further. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours your application has not been successful.

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