Credit Controller & Accounts Assistant

Group: smirthwaite
Job Category: Finance
Job Location: Newton Abbot
Hours Per Week: 40
Term: Perm
Responsible HRBP: James Lyon - HRBP
  • Role Description
  • The UK`s leading manufacturers of healthcare equipment are looking to recruit a Credit Controller & Accounts Assistant to join the Paediatrics division based in Newton Abbot, Devon. A position has become available due to the current role holder leaving to pursue other interests. The key responsibility of a Credit Controller & Accounts Assistant is to regularly make contact with customers to discuss their account position and request payments are made for any overdue invoices.
  • The Credit Controller & Accounts Assistant role is fundamental to the finance function. Timely collection of cash receipts is critical to the financial health of the business. The role will also include raising customer invoices and issuing a report to communicate sales performance.
  • The role is full-time Monday to Friday, based on site at Heathfield Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, Devon.
  • About Smirthwaite
  • A rare opportunity to work with a company that works tirelessly to improve the lives of children and young people with additional needs. Smirthwaite’s products are truly life changing to the people we serve.
  •  Smirthwaite is the paediatrics division of the Prism Healthcare group, we have been designing, manufacturing and providing healthcare equipment for children and young people with special needs since 1986. Every product is made to order and given individual care and attention from the day it arrives to the day it leaves the factory and beyond. We are very proud of our products and services because they transform lives for the end user, their families and support network.
  •  Our vision is to live in a world that’s inclusive of everyone.
  •  Essential Duties
  • All duties are to be performed with accuracy, appropriate checks and balances and providing a clear audit trail.
  • Creating daily sales invoices from packing list. Checking against work orders, check customer tax status; distribute Invoices via email, portals, and post.
  • Credit control for c.350 customer accounts.
  • Maintain filing system of works orders.
  • Creating miscellaneous invoices and credits. Maintaining credit log.
  • Posting bacs payments / cheques / credit card payments from customers, daily bank downloads.
  • Produce / distribute customer statements.
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Good attention to detail.
  • The ability to work in a team as well as individually.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • The ability to work unsupervised and prioritise.
  • Excellent practical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • To positively approach change or new situations.
  • To proactively identify areas for improvement and share them with colleagues and line manager.
  • Education & Experience
  • Prior experience of credit control and working within the finance department is essential.
  • Good IT, Excel, and administration skills.
  • Benefits
  • Competitive Rates of Pay.
  • 25 days Holiday per year, plus bank holidays off.
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Sick pay.
  • Death in Service Payments.
  • Medicash – Free Dental, Optical and Physiotherapy treatments as well as an online portal offering vouchers and discounts.
  • Onsite Parking.
  • Friendly Working environment.

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