Verifications Advisor | Southampton, Hampshire
Reports to: Collections Manager
Salary: £18,000 – £22,000 per annum (Dependent on Experience)
Hours: Full Time – 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
Based: Southampton, Hampshire
Purpose of role
The primary responsibility of a Verifications Advisor is to make ongoing verification telephone calls to debtors on the verification instructions currently being conducted by Hilton-Baird Collection Services, ensuring that any sales ledger balances, queries and disputes are identified in the most timely and efficient manner.
The Verifications Advisor will be responsible for meeting personal and team targets, and ensuring that the highest levels of confidentiality, quality and efficiency are maintained.
- Manage a portfolio of verification instructions and debtors
- Accurately record verification call results in a timely and satisfactory manner
- Manage own workload and prioritise work to meet business targets and team KPIs
- Maintain quality and professionalism whilst accurately controlling verification instructions
- Resolve verification issues, disputes and queries
- Facilitate and record escalations to the Collections Manager
- Through day-to-day activity, consider updates to departmental processes to ensure that customers are processed through the verification process as smoothly as possible
- Perform against targets individually whilst contributing to the overall productivity of the team
- Ensure that issues outside the standard processes are escalated to the Collections Manager
- Any duty you may be asked to perform as part of a special project.
Role within the management system
This is an operational role within the collections team of Hilton-Baird Collection Services and the role reports directly to the Collections Manager.
The candidate will be well educated and preferably hold business or accountancy-based professional qualifications. The candidate should be educated to GCSE standard or above.
The candidate should display a sound knowledge of all aspects of credit control. Good knowledge from a hands-on collections background is preferred but not essential.
Typically, the candidate would have some practical experience within a high volume telephone based environment. Previous roles could include external either telemarketing or credit controlling exposure. Whilst not essential, experience of ledger verification would be preferred.
- Excellent communication skills and telephone manner
- High level of attention to detail
- Computer proficiency – Word, Excel, Outlook and Sage or a similar accounts system
- Proven team player with excellent interpersonal skills
- Able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
- Hard worker
- Punctual and reliable
What we offer
- A vibrant, enjoyable and committed workplace
- Health Insurance and Life Assurance benefits after 12 months of service
- 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays)
- Ongoing training
About Hilton-Baird Collection Services
Established in 2001, Hilton-Baird Collection Services is a commercial debt collection agency which provides confidential credit control and outsourced debt recovery solutions to businesses, lenders and Insolvency Practitioners. Based in Southampton, Hampshire, the company is a family-run business and part of the wider Hilton-Baird Group, which employs more than 70 staff.
How to apply
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