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Primary Location: 

Fareham, GB

Function:  Finance & Control
Job Category:  Support Functions

Credit Controller

An opportunity has arisen for a Credit Controller in Wärtsilä UK Ltd to join our team at our site in Fareham, Hampshire on a 18 month fixed term contract.  As a Credit Controller you will be working predominantly with our clients in Germany and Switzerland therefore the successful candidates should be fluent in the German language.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?


  • Responsible for collection activities of all due and over-due invoices.
  • Chasing debt by telephone, email and letter.
  • Accountable for the timely collection of accounts across the designated customer base.
  • Monitor customer payment behaviour and escalate any queries accordingly.
  • Allocate payments in accordance with customer remittances.
  • Ensure a valid customer credit limit is set, monitored and controlled effectively.
  • Support the sales unit with credit management related issues and the processing of quotations, orders, credit notes, return orders and invoicing.
  • Liaise with sales and internal stakeholders to resolve outstanding disputes and non-payment of invoices.
  • Supply the relevant reporting needs of the various stakeholders both at month end and ad hoc.
  • Work to strict monthly and annual collection targets.


What do we expect from you?


  • Background within a credit control environment
  • Fluent in both German and English
  • Financial knowledge
  • Personable and confident manner with the ability to build and promote strong working relationships.
  • High attention to detail and a methodical approach.
  • Effective communicator
  • IT literate with knowledge of MS Office
  • Exposure to CRM systems, SAP would be advantageous

What we offer you


Wärtsilä UK offers competitive benefits: pension scheme, life assurance and income protection. We also offer health and well-being support and encourage our employees to encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation. We foster openness, respect and trust and our culture can be described as down to earth and decisive.


If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your application, together with a Curriculum Vitae. 


If you would like to know more about this opportunity please contact Sue Seaborn, Manager Credit Control NE & AMER on

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