Credit Controller

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 by CV-Library

West Midlands (County), United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
The Credit Controller will be responsible for carrying out general sales ledger and credit control duties, in line with the agreed monthly programme. The main focus of this role is to liaise effectively with suppliers and build relationships in order to maintain effective credit control and therefore make a positive contribution to the BCS Finance function.

Key Responsibilities:

Cash collection & credit control

Ensure the timely collection of cash in line with customer trading terms

Ensure the process for opening new external accounts is adhered to and maintain a folder for all signed credit account applications

Report on the number of average debtor days and aged debt on a monthly basis, highlighting overdue debts and formulating action plans in order to get up to date

Ensure the timely cash collection from ‘internal’ joint ventures, resolving all queries with the appropriate cost manager

Compile weekly cashflow forecasts for 13 week forward plans

Accounts duties

Ensure all external invoices are registered, posted and sent to Accounts for processing, liaising with Sales Executives to resolve any queries

Send out supplier statements and reconcile with payments received

Provide support and back up to the BCS Accounts team as and when needed, carrying out ad hoc projects and reports as required


Ensure that the level of service offered to internal customers is of the highest standard and all communications are maintained, dealing with any issues as a matter of urgency to minimise potential disruption to the business

Ensure that your actions always have a positive effect on the Three Pillars of Profit, Safety and Environment

Demonstrate the Company values whilst carrying out day to day duties

Key Measures & Targets:

Cash chased and collected on a timely basis

Average debtor days

Key Relationships:

BCS Finance team and wider BCS and Barhale teams

Joint venture personnel

External suppliers

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


Previous experience of working within an Accounts function

Ability to demonstrate skill when dealing with customer queries and escalations

Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular, Excel

GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) grade A-C

Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadline when necessary

Ability to work well individually or as part of a team

Tenacity and the ability to build relationships with external parties in order to maintain communications and as an end result, ensure that cashflow is maintained and debtor days reduced


Credit control experience


As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:

* 5% Company pension contribution

* Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary

* Single persons private medical cover

* Permanent Health Cover

About Barhale:

Barhale is one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the UK and was originally formed in 1980 as a specialist tunnelling contractor diversifying over the years into various civil engineering areas. Barhale works UK-wide across the water, transport, energy and developer services sectors providing design, construction and maintenance services under long-term contracts, with blue-chip public, regulated and private clients. The company employs over 800 people in the UK, has an annual turnover of £120m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability.

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:

Water: Civil Engineering, Tunnelling, Pipelines and Utilities

Transport: Rail, Aviation, Waterways, Highways and Bridges

Energy: Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Waste

Developer Services: Civil Engineering across private sector developers UK wide

Specialist Businesses: Tunnelling, Mechanical and Electrical and Barhale Construction Services (BCS Group)

We are an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability. All information will remain confidential to Barhale and will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act

Reference: 210583233

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