Credit Risk Manager (Hersham, Surrey)

  • Company: SSC Perfumes and Cosmetics UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: SSCPC00441
  • Date of publication: 2019.02.08



To be a team member of a Shared Service Centre within the Accounts Receivable department. Responsibility of managing the credit risk analysis of the financial accounts across several legal entities, and to oversee a small team of credit controllers ensuring that they maintain an orderly Sales Ledger and the timely collection of company debt.



  • Manage the whole Account Receivable department with the assistance of the Senior Credit Controller.
  • Manage relationships with customers in order to reduce exposure to potential bad debt
  • Oversee "orders on hold" reporting across all brands and ensure release of orders within specified rules.
  • Reassess & update processes "best practice" across our brands
  • Control & review aged debtors' files & manage credit risk and debtors' performances
  • Analyse company accounts, outstanding debts from customers and flag any credit risks with existing customers.
  • Prepare weekly reports and highlight any risks to senior management
  • Support team in collecting Sales Ledger debt for all legal entities
  • Oversee the overdue reports and communicate to the commercial teams any risks.
  • Resolving customer queries, escalate to customers or senior management teams
  • Ensure monthly cash & DSO targets are met and reported in time
  • Responsible for team to reconcile month end processes and subsequent reporting.
  • Undertake that the customer dunning letters have been raised and followed up.
  • Ensure that underpayments data base is followed up and updated consistently to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Review of customer credit limits in line with Coface insurance and calculate sales peak
  • Prepare bad debt write off reports
  • Responsible that the team reconcile cash books monthly for the General Ledger and the bank
  • Prepare regular risk analysis when required for our Head Office in Paris Credit Management
  • Prepare monthly underpayment KPI reports to Senior Management
  • Oversee customer admin data base
  • Deliver accurate and timely management information
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders and deal with any queries that other team members need assistance on
  • Take part in monthly meetings with the commercial teams in our head office in London to resolve queries.
  • Communicate with senior management on credit topics


  • Must have at least 5 years or more experience in Credit Management
  • Risk Reporting
  • Excellent Excel Skills
  • Management of a team
  • Excellent Team player
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Excellent telephone technique skills
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Must have a sense of urgency, be prompt and dynamic in a fast paced environment

Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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