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Credit Controller

Posted 22 February by HOCHIKI EUROPE (U.K.) LIMITED Featured Ended

Working for Hochiki Europe

At Hochiki Europe, we believe that our customers deserve the best, both in terms of the manufactured products and also in the service that we offer. We know that our people are key to our ongoing success and we recognise and value contributions that our teams make. In return, we offer full and rewarding careers, competitive benefits and great opportunities in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Department: Finance

Location: Gillingham

Role Purpose

Manage customer debt collections and trade credit facilities. Therefore, managing all funds due to the company for collection.

Who you’ll report to

Financial Controller

What you’ll be doing:

  • Chasing up customer overdue invoices via phone, letters, email, and fax.

  • Performing credit ratings, Equifax vetting and obtaining bank/ trade references.

  • Setting up newly approved customer accounts on SAP Accounting system.

  • Generate and posting of multi-currency customer invoices onto SAP.

  • Input of monthly Yen, Euro & Dollar rates to SAP and monitoring currency.

  • Allocate bank receipts against customer ledgers and Inter Company Ledgers.

  • Manage strict month end close of group sales, credit notes and any customer rebates.

  • Liaising with credit insurance company and manage overall debt exposure.

  • Working closely with Regional Sales Managers (RSM’s) and managing customer disputes.

  • Proactively assess and monitor suspended customer accounts and advice management.

  • Litigation work via County Court in relation to seriously overdue customer ledgers.

  • Managing insolvent customers - retention of title to goods, proof of debt and Bad Debt relief.

  • Preparing EC Sales invoices for HMRCIntrastat & EC Sales List submissions.

  • Create supporting schedules and relevant forms for EC Sales electronic submission.

  • Ensure strict compliance with J-SOX internal control procedures and flag up any breach.

  • Production of monthly aged debt reports and commentaries on overdue customer ledgers.

  • Support the Financial Controller with weekly Cash Flow reports and customer receivables.

  • Assist external auditors with any customer related enquiries.

  • Assist and support other members of the accounts team when required.

  • To carry out any other finance related duties on an ad hoc basis.

    Who you’ll be working with

  • Hochiki Europe: UK Finance team and liaising with overseas subsidiaries.

  • Hochiki Europe: Regional Sales Managers (RSM)

  • Person Specification

  • We are looking for an experienced and commercially focused Credit Controller who is highly motivated and have a passion to contribute to the success of Hochiki Europe (UK) Ltd.

    In addition to this, you will possess the following:


  • Essential:GCSE’s in Mathematics and English

  • Desirable: AAT studier or AAT qualified.


  • Essential: Previous credit control experience

  • Essential: Excellent communication

  • Desirable: Strong Excel skills.

  • Desirable: Customer Analysis


Desirable: ERP Systems (SAP- Business 1)

Technical skills

  • Computer Literate with knowledge of Windows operating system

    Personal qualities

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • An analytic approach to problem solving

  • A good thinker and active listener

  • Good time management skills

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Self-starter with the ability to quickly learn about new processes

Required skills

  • AAT
  • Collections
  • Customer Accounts
  • ERP
  • SAP Accounting

Reference: 34530658

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