Credit Controller Salary UK

Credit controllers Salary UK

A credit controller specializes in commercial collections from creditors and debtors. Credit controllers work for an organization in their finance department and recover late payments from debtors. They communicate by phone, letter, or email using the credit records of the organizations. They may also initiate legal proceedings against the debtor in case of non-collection of debt. The roles and responsibilities of credit controllers are:

  • Notify debtors of upcoming or outstanding invoices.
  • Negotiate payment plans and settlements with debtors.
  • Make notifications in client accounts of interactions.
  • Initiate legal action against debtors in case of non-collection of debt.
  • Arrange for account statements to be forwarded to clients each month.
  • Establish and maintain regular communications with clients.

A credit controller reports to the accountant of the organization. As a credit controller, an individual can gain bonuses and rewards in recovering receivable debts.

Average Credit controllers salary in United Kingdom

The average salary of a credit controller in the United Kingdom is £24,158/yr. The average is calculated from the sample of four different hiring websites, including Glassdoor, Payscale, Reed, Indeed, and totaljobs. This average is based on a sample of 4,106 job posts on the mentioned websites.

The salary range of credit controllers varies from £18,000 to £36,000 in the United Kingdom. This range is due to many factors, variables, which are discussed next.

Variables that determine salary of Credit Controllers in United Kingdom

  1. Geographical location: The pattern of salaries paid in the United Kingdom varies from location to location. The highest paying city for a credit controller in the UK is London (North London, Central London, and Southwest London).
  1. Level of experience: The experience of a credit controller matters in creating salary differentiation; the more experienced the individual is the more pay he/she would get.
  1. Skillset: The level of numerical skills a person knows to the certification/courses he/she has done defines the skillset. The skillset determines the salary of an individual.

Skills, Qualification and Career Development

There is a diverse range of industries and sectors which are looking for a credit controller. So as an aspiring accounts administrator you can work in any field and sector of your interest. A large to a medium-sized organization has an in-house account and finance department. There are certain agencies that specialize in providing financial services to organizations and can be your future hiring organization.

A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a relevant field can help an individual secure a job as a credit controller. A prior experience in the field can give you added advantage in gaining a position in an organization.

The skills required to become a successful and proficient credit controller are

  • Basic technology skills and knowledge of computer software programs
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to handle the pressure.
  • Ability to negotiate and handle disputes.
  • Confidence and persistence.

The career of credit controllers can progress in many ways, which is explained through the following diagram.

 

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