Posted November 26, 2021

Retention Recovery Specialist

  • Employer Premier Technical Services Group
  • Location Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • Salary Competitive plus benefits

Job Purpose:

To support the business and the wider Credit Control Team with a range of activities that ultimately improves business cash collection performance and profitability. To minimise bad debt and increase cash flow within the business.

Key Accountabilities (major end results the job is expected to achieve):

Although key accountabilities will vary over time, some of the main current ones are outlined below:

  • To drive retention collections across the business
  • To reduce the current retention ledger balances across multiple ledgers across various Business Divisions
  • To ensure future retentions are collected at critical dates
  • To actively resolve any queries within the wider business
  • To highlight any issues to Group Credit Manager that may impact cash collection
  • To prepare accounts for any legal process, in the event of non-payment
  • Prepare monthly ledger progress reports

Job Context / Key Challenges:

This is a specific collection role, within a newly formed team, supporting the business cash flow. The role is integral to the wider team, within a geographically dispersed complex business, expanding at an exceptional level through both acquisition and organic growth.

For the right person, this can be an exciting opportunity, being part of both that growth and business improvement (through better processes and systems).

The expectation is high, and we need people prepared to collaborate to get the job done whilst at the same time looking at ways to improve and excel.

Role Dimensions:

  • Personal contributor with no direct reports, which works across the 4 divisions in the Group
  • Working in a team of 2, reporting to the Group Credit Manager
  • Supports a business with nearly 1300 people and a turnover of circa £130 million

Person Profile (Qualifications, Knowledge, Skill and Experience):

  • Minimum 3 years collections experience
  • Experience of Construction Industry collections, via applications & retentions
  • A robust, forensic, and analytical approach to collections
  • The ability to understand Application Payment Cycles, with good experience of dealing with Quantity Surveyors
  • Knowledge of reconciling Payment Certificates, Payless Notices, and Final Accounts
  • Self-motivated individual who can build strong relationships, internally and externally
  • MCICM part or fully qualified (desirable)
  • Excellent IT, especially Excel skills. Sage 200 accounting
  • A resilient, proactive hands-on individual with strong results orientation, capable of focusing on both immediate needs and longer-term system reporting improvements
  • Strong personal organisation skills
  • Proven query resolution and problem solving skills

To apply please email Steve Slater at steves@ptsg.co.uk

 

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