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Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training, and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.
As a global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings gauges the ability of entities and instruments to meet their credit obligations. Investors and financial market participants rely on multiple sources, and the credit rating - indicating how an issue or transaction is likely to perform over time - is one of their key inputs. In this way, we help investors to better understand potential credit risks.
The Finance Department in London is a team of around 60 members of staff with responsibility for all financial and accounting requirements of the Fitch Group's UK and certain European subsidiaries. In addition, it has responsibility for oversight and consolidation of Fitch's other entities in EMEA, APAC, and Latin America.
Role & Responsibilities:
This position is a key role in the Sales Ledger Department. The role involves billing and chasing global clients for payment of their invoices, for courses provided by Fitch Learning. This is a multi-million-pound ledger with a high volume of invoicing from different areas of the Business, this will include some Key Accounts. The right candidate will hit the ground running, will be keen to take on a challenge and will have a clear and confident telephone manner, with both the Business and our clients. The candidate should have good Accounts Receivable experience with confidence to perform account reconciliations and assist with some monthly reporting where needed. The role requires a methodical individual with an eye for detail.
Chasing of outstanding invoices: this will include corporate delegate and public course chasing. Clients will be contacted by phone and by email.
Detailed collection notes on the status of each invoice and the overall account will be made.
Liaising with the other members of the team, and the Business to ensure client queries are resolved in a timely manner.
Creation of invoices and credit notes.
Attend regular meetings with the rest of the team to keep their manager informed of any collection issues that arise.
Some monthly reporting.
Other ad-hoc tasks as requested.
Qualifications and experience:
Good Excel skills and aptitude with other software packages.
Good level of general education (Minimum C GCSE grades in Maths & English)
Previous experience with the SAP accounting package is an advantage
Previous experience within an Accounts Receivable Department is essential
Flexible approach to tasks is essential
Must be able to work as part of a team and independently
Ability to juggle a number of different tasks and priorities
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Good organisational and communication skills
Reporting to Collections Accountant.
Fitch is an equal opportunity employer that employs people across the full spectrum of society. Fitch works hard to create a workplace with an emphasis on inclusion, innovation, and merit. By valuing diversity and equality in our workplace, we believe it adds strength to our business.
Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interest or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.
For more information about this policy, please visit the Code of Ethics and Conduct page .