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Title:  Credit Controller - FTC

Location: 

Hethel, GB

Department:  Group Accounts
Date:  13-Oct-2021
Description: 

Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance and lightweight sports cars that are sold all around the world. The current range – which is 100% ‘For The Drivers’ – includes the Evora coupe, the critically acclaimed Exige and the iconic Elise.

The latest new Lotus is the Evija, our all-electric hypercar that is the world’s most powerful series production model. All Lotus cars are rightly regarded as being the benchmark for exceptional ride and handling, lightweight engineering, exceptional steering, efficient aerodynamics and driver-focused interiors.

Our founder Colin Chapman always believed that a driver wants feedback and control, instant response, precision and agility, the power to accelerate and the ability to stop almost instantly. Over the last seven decades, Lotus has remained true to this ethos. Our core values, our pioneering approach to automotive engineering and our rich heritage – both in road and race cars – are guiding our future.

The ongoing transformation of Lotus is laid out in the company’s Vision80 strategy, which states what Lotus will be in 2028 when we celebrate our 80th anniversary. We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey.

More information on working at Lotus,  Vision 80 and the exciting future for Lotus can be found  https://uslot.lotuscars.com

A kind note to recruitment agencies – please do not send us CV’s to Lotus managers or Recruitment unless we have explicitly requested your company to do so, any CV’s submitted will be considered by us to be a ‘free gift’.

To our candidates, we would encourage the submission of CV’s to done via our online portal.  If you cannot see an active position that is suitable please use the buttons above to REGISTER YOUR INTEREST and appropriate new vacancies will be sent to you.

Credit Controller - 9 months FTC, Full Time, Hethel

 

Purpose

To closely manage, update, reconcile and control the customers' account to ensure invoices are paid on time and to chase outstanding customers' invoices. 

 

Duties

  • Daily manage and update customers' accounts
  • Daily cashier tasks to be completed by recording new receipts via posting & allocating 
  • Allocating the weekly card receipts to ensure the cash sales are kept in good order 
  • Maintaining finance plans with new invoices/receipts along with conducting daily/weekly/monthly reconciliations to customer statements and external floorplans
  • Reviewing External Dealer (customer) floorplan/credit limits to ensure new invoices are processed within the customer credit terms
  • Solve customers' queries and disputes in a timely and efficient manner through to resolution
  • Follow up with customers on full payment dates 
  • Chase outstanding debt and propose actions to be taken to recover debt; following a chasing cycle process under the Companies Credit Control Policy
  • Manage Aged Debtors weekly report within individual section of the ledger
  • Reconcile customers' and intercompany ledger accounts 
  • Setting up new/maintaining customer accounts (customer master data) on the financial systems
  • Issue monthly statement of accounts within sections of the ledger
  • Raise and process invoices, credit notes and warranty claims including coding onto the financial systems
  • Liaise internally with various departments/ areas to solve issues and queries 
  • Provide holiday cover to other Accounts Receivable members 
  • To achieve monthly cash collection targets on ASO/Vehicles/Engineering & Licensing debtors within DSO KPI’s
  • Process external floorplan financing from daily delivery books
  • Prepare and process the monthly direct Debit Payment Runs
  • Process the daily finance reports from external floorplans regarding appropriations and updating the internal finance plans within agreed internal/external SLA’s from Vehicle Order Confirmation through to Final Sales invoice – Post Goods Issue (PGI) dispatched vehicle. 
  • Assist within external finance audit testing & internal audit checks/controls are adhered to.
  • Assist with the Lotus Cars USA (LCU) AR ledger account
  • Other ad hoc projects

 

Essential criteria

  • Previous experience working as a Credit Controller or in Accounts Receivable/Payable 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel 
  • Effective diary and task management
  • High attention to detail
  • Strive for excellence 

 

Desirable criteria

  • AAT and A-Levels including Mathematics 
  • Managing high value customer accounts
  • Automotive Dealer Experience
  • Experience working with ERP systems

 

Key behaviours

  • Excellent communications skills 
  • High attention to detail skills
  • Efficient organisation skills
  • Team player but able to work efficiently as an individual
  • Respect, One Team, Ambition & Drive

 

Other 

Flexible and willing to work overtime or adapt to business needs e.g. finance month end deadlines


 

We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech automotive company. You will find a purpose-built facility, with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades.

Our benefits package includes Bonus Scheme, Pension, Health Cover and more, specifics depend on location.

More information on working at Lotus,  Vision 80 and the exciting future for Lotus can be found  https://uslot.lotuscars.com