Credit Controller (Graduate trainee with fully funded ACCA/CIMA qualification)
Kaplan International
11d ago

We are looking to recruit a graduate trainee for an immediate start, with fully funded study and study support (ACCA / CIMA), to work as an International Credit Controller in a 40-

strong Finance department which can offer excellent long-term career opportunities.

Kaplan International English is a world-leading global education business with 44 English language schools in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, we are a leading provider of English language courses and other study abroad programmes for students from more than 100 countries around the world.

As part of Kaplan Inc, and a sister business of Kaplan Financial , we are uniquely placed to support the professional development of our finance team.

You’ll be based in our Head Office in West Kensington, London, as a key member of our finance team with responsibility for ensuring that outstanding debtor balances are chased on time, payments are posted and accounts are reconciled.

Your main responsibilities will include :

  • Preparing monthly statements for Agents / Sponsors
  • Collection of outstanding balances by email and telephone (chasing outstanding debt makes up 50% of this role)
  • Investigating and resolving invoice queries by liaising with internal and external parties
  • Focus on reducing risk / bad debt
  • Processing multi-currency payments and allocating on a daily basis ensuring ledgers are up to date
  • Processing bank transactions and reconciling intercompany accounts and general ledgers on a monthly basis
  • Raising manual debits / credits to reflect accounting movement on the ledger
  • Processing refunds and commission payments to students / agents
  • Building and maintaining good business relationships with all agents and stakeholders
  • Identifying and recommending process improvements related to own work
  • About you

    To be considered for the role in the role, you will need :

  • 2.1 degree from a well-ranked university and good A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Some experience working within a fast-paced, high-volume finance environment
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with accounting principles
  • Strong client focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Natural curiosity and a strong desire to learn and develop
  • Experience and knowledge of accounting systems
  • Intermediate Excel knowledge (V Lookups, pivot tables, formatting of data )
  • Team player and strong work ethic
  • Ability to use initiative and take ownership of ledger
  • What we will offer you :

    This is a full-time position with a salary of £22,000 - £24,000 per annum

  • Fully funded ACCA or CIMA fees
  • 1 revision day and 1 exam day per paper
  • Supportive work environment
  • Stunning, architect-designed offices in West Kensington, London
  • Communal seating and eating areas, kitchens, showers and on onsite bar
  • Friendly team of international, multilingual colleagues
  • Full induction plus on-going training and coaching from experienced supervisors
  • Career progression opportunities include possible moves to other finance departments such as accounts and group finance
  • How to apply

    To apply for this role, you will to submit an up-to-date CV and a cover letter which explains why you are interested in this opportunity and why you want to pursue a career in Accounting and Finance.

    Please note : we read all cover letters and only applicants who include a letter will be considered.

    Closing date for applications : 21st September 2018

    Please note that we may close the role before this date if a suitable applicant is found.

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