Sales Ledger & Credit Controller

Job purpose

Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be part of a growing finance team that is responsible for the accounting of Mercia’s parent and subsidiary companies, operating in a fast-paced, professional environment where everyone collaborates to drive the business forward.

As Credit Controller and sales ledger person you will be responsible for a variety of tasks, ensuring that at all times, appropriate controls and processes are adhered to.

Job Profile (Key features)

  • Preparation and processing of fee invoices to investee companies for all Mercia Group entities.
  • Preparation and processing of fee invoices to EIS investors.
  • Posting all invoices to SAGE accounting software.
  • Monitoring cash received and updating the debtors’ ledger.
  • Chasing outstanding payments by telephone, email and where necessary letter.
  • Producing weekly debtor reports for review by the Financial Controller, Group Financial Controller and Fund Principals.
  • Attendance at weekly debtor review meetings.
  • Assisting with the year end and interim audits.
  • Support the Financial Controller and Finance Team with any ad hoc projects.

Job holder

Qualifications and experience:

  • Ability to demonstrate previous successes in reducing aged debt, debtor days and overall outstanding cash.
  • Clear and professional communication skills with a tenacious, problem solving attitude.
  • Capable of forging strong client relationships.
  • Capable of building good relationships with Mercia’s Investment Teams.
  • Experience of working in financial services sector or FCA regulated business preferable.


  • Sound evaluation and analytical skills
  • Ability to implement system processes and improvements
  • Very strong Excel skills.
  • Good working knowledge of other Microsoft Office products.
  • Good working knowledge of Sage Line 50
  • High literacy and verbal communication skills.

Personal attributes and behaviours:

  • Diligent, conscientious and professional with a strong work ethic and the ability to get things done, highly committed and able to demonstrate behaviours in line with Mercia’s core values.
  • Excellent attention to detail while maintaining a sense of the bigger picture and able to deliver consistently to a high standard, with a desire to strive for and maintain best practice.
  • Extremely well organised and self-motivated with an ability to prioritise and manage own time efficiently and effectively.
  • Able to work under pressure and understands the need to work to tight deadlines without compromising quality of outputs.
  • Able to work on own initiative while at the same time being comfortable working under instruction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels.
  • Enthusiastic team player with a positive approach, enquiring mindset and open and flexible attitude.
  • It is important that you share our Mercia Core Values (Growth Focused, Responsive, Knowledgeable, Trusted).
  • You must have the right to work in the UK.


If you would like to apply for this position, send your CV and a covering letter, detailing your availability to join us: