Location
East Anglia
City Town
Bury St Edmunds
Department
Accounting & Finance
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£27,000 to £30,000 per annum, plus benefits
About The Role

IWJS is a part of M Group Services and works with major water utilities, infrastructure, industry and government agencies providing waste management solutions, specialising in water jetting services across the UK.

IWJS employs over 500 staff across various depots across the UK and due to our continued expansion, we are now looking for a Credit Controller based out of our Woolpit depot. 

The successful applicant will possess strong critical thinking and decision making skills, your work will play a major role contributing to the management of cash flows within the company and mitigating risk. The ideal candidate will be excited to collaborate with our sales team to implement an effective credit control system and resolve any ledger queries. You should have experience interacting and working with customers to ensure their needs are met and their credit fits in with the current risk portfolio. 

In December 2021, day to day transactions will be migrated to the shared service centre (SCC) based at our parent company head office in Stevenage as the business moves onto Oracle Financials.  Some of the key responsibilities below will change/move as a result of this which we envisage will result in the role becoming much more focused on the collection of outstanding debt, regular reporting to management on our cash position and working closely with the SCC on a day to day basis to ensure accuracy of the ledger.  

As a Credit Controller your duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Posting of daily receipts from customers onto Sage 200 - will move to SCC in December
  • Preparation of paying in books for cheque receipts - will move to SCC in December
  • Monthly preparation of customer statements - will move to SCC in December
  • Raising necessary paperwork for credit notes to be raised on customer accounts
  • Administering new customer account application forms and associated credit checking - work in conjunction with SCC
  • Setting up new customers on Sage 200 and Teamleaf (company operations system) - will move to SCC
  • Preparation and issuing of weekly aged debt report to senior management team
  • Preparation of weekly credit control report showing call cycle, customer responses
  • Providing weekly estimate of expected cash receipts for the next financial period to Finance Director
  • Import invoices daily into Sage 200
  • Regular chasing of overdue debt by telephone and ensuring cash account customer invoices are fully paid prior to work being carried out
  • To carry out any other duties required, as directed by the Finance Manager or Finance Director.

Skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Excellent communication skills, especially when dealing with customers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Provide assistance and support to the finance team, senior management team and members of staff across the wider business
  • Experience with computer systems, in particular Microsoft Excel (Sage 200 experience preferred but not essential)
  • Ensure compliance with company standards, procedures and deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills and an eye for detail
  • To ensure that work is carried out with due care, diligence and a high level of accuracy

What’s in it for you?

  • 23 days’ annual leave plus 8 days’ bank holiday
  • Average holiday pay
  • EAP confidential helpline
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Training is provided
  • Pension scheme
  • A great team!

About The Company

M Group Services is the UK’s largest provider of essential infrastructure services through long-term framework agreements to the electricity, water and gas sectors across the UK & Ireland.  Our workforce operates 24/7, in local communities to keep people connected, households and businesses warm, taps flowing and the lights on.

We aim to be the employer of choice in the Utility Services sector.  Our continued growth and success is creating opportunities for fulfilling and rewarding roles, making the best use of our people’s skills and expertise.  We want our people to have a positive impact on customers, communities and our clients every day.  We invest in training our people, developing leadership capabilities to create ambassadors not just employees.  Through strong leadership, teamwork and mutual support we want our business to thrive on a happy, healthy and, most importantly, safe workforce.

M Group Services values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to equal opportunities.

 

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