At Sage, we energise the success of businesses and communities around the world through the imagination of our people and smart technology. Sage provides small and medium sized organisations with a range of easy-to-use, online and cloud business management software and services - from accounting and payroll, to enterprise resource planning, customer relation...
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Key Responsibilities Key Accountabilities And Decision Ownership
Accountable for Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) and collection rate targets; as set by Sage Group; to ensure at a manageable level and agreed targets achieved.
Management of key mid-market customer relationships (customers, business partners and distributors) including internal stakeholder engagement.
Accountable for accurate and timeous cash allocation. Monthly reporting of cash levels; unapplied cash and unknown cash is required.
Accountable for unallocated cash to ensure it is at the agreed minimal level.
Regular reviews of ledger balances including proactive remedies to ensure unallocated cash is investigated and applied/escalated.
Ensure collections book is proactively managed and workload effectively distributed.
Management of key relationships team. This includes objective settings, and annual reviews, regular one to ones, development and engagement activities. Ensure teams performance is measured at all times and remedial action taken when necessary.
Manage company exposure to risk via effective credit checking of new and current customers.
Manage robust debt chase policy and procedures, to ensure customer debt is collected as pre agreed terms. Ensuring that cash flow is optimised at all times.
Regular reviews of ledger balances including proactive remedies to reduce or eliminate bad debt. Liaise with reporting finance function to provide provision data and analysis
Provide a customer focused service to key partners for all financial issues that cannot be resolved via ‘my sage’ or customer services.
Management and reporting of team KPIs and process controls
Alignment to Order to Cash/Collections strategy including input into the future direction of the department.
Skills, Know-how And Experience
Proven credit & collections experience, including legal action, preferably in a technology environment.
Proven experience of managing complex accounts and relationships.
Proven leadership / people management experience.
Experience in a service-oriented culture including management of SLAs.
Thorough understanding of end to end Credit and Collections process.
Proven experience in driving a culture of continuous improvement.
Active participation in systems improvement/implementation programmes.