Credit Control & Accounts Assistant - £150M Timber Distributor

Cirencester, Gloucestershire
£20,000 - £25,000 pa depending upon experience + Benefits
21 May 2018
18 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Credit Control & Accounts Assistant (AAT or CICM) - £150M Timber Distributor
Cirencester, GL7
£20,000 - £25,000 pa depending upon experience + Benefits

Do you have an inquisitive mind with a track record of ensuring customers pay on time and trade within their credit limits? We are seeking a dedicated person with or working towards an AAT or CICM qualification and a high level of administrative excellence to join us. Perhaps you’ve just recently graduated and are looking to take the next step in your career?

About Us.

We are the UK and Ireland's leading distributor of planed strength graded softwood and engineered wood products with over 40 staff and a turnover of £150m. We are part of the largest forest-owner association in Sweden. 

We have won many awards for our products and services and pride ourselves on our professional and personal approach. Our operations are based on responsible forestry and on industries where we convert the raw material into sawn timber, paper and dissolving pulp, and green energy.

Working for Us.

We offer an excellent benefits and remuneration package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme, bonus opportunities and health and dental cover. 

The Credit Control & Accounts Assistant Role:

Reporting to the Credit Manager the role of the Credit Control & Accounts Assistant will be to enforce the company’s credit policy and ensure customers pay on time and trade within agreed credit limits. To perform Accounts Assistant duties where required.

Key Objectives.

+ Responsible for enforcing the company’s credit policy, collecting and tracking sales debt, monitoring credit, maintaining the sales ledger and liaising with sales on a regular basis. 
+ Assisting in purchase ledger account reconciliations, supplier and stock reconciliations, and assisting with payment runs.
+ Supporting other members of the Finance Department in fulfilment of their roles 


+ Ensuring customers on open accounts pay on time and trade within their credit limits
+ Carrying out credit hold releases
+ Daily preview and release of sales invoices.
+ Producing month end reports, statements and other documents.
+ Assisting with processing credit notes including liaising internally to progress problems that are slowing payment.
+ Setting up of new accounts and correctly maintaining standing data.
+ Maintaining relationship with customers and sales team to ensure effective enforcement of credit policy, including pre sales visits.
+ Day to day processing of purchase ledger invoices and transactions
+ Reconciliation of all supplier accounts including stock suppliers
+ Matching related freight and landing invoices 

Education & Experience.

+ AAT or CICM qualified or willing to work towards becoming qualified
+ Credit control and accounts experience in a commercial business
+ Excellent attention to detail, administration and processing skills
+ Good experience of Microsoft Office


+ Good level of mathematical understanding.
+ Able to maintain relationships and trust with customers.
+ Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and concisely both written and verbally.
+ Strong customer service focus based on meeting deadlines and delivering high quality and accurate work.
+ Ability to identify opportunities for improvements to processes and systems.
+ Good professional telephone manner
+ Integrity and sensitivity when dealing with confidential information.
+ Microsoft Excel / Word to a good intermediate level.
+ Microsoft Powerpoint to a good basic level.

Renumeration Package:

Salary: £20-25,000 pa depending upon experience 
Hours of work: 40 per week, 8am – 5pm with 1 hour for lunch
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 8 statutory holidays
Performance bonus: Annual payments dependent upon company and individual performance
Contributory pension scheme: Generous company contribution
Other generous benefits such as health and dental cover

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