Billing & Credit Controller - Media

Finance London, United Kingdom


Position at Havas Media

Billing & Credit Controller

Office Location: HKX Building, 3 Pancras Square, Kings Cross

About us:

Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups, operating in over 100 countries. The Group is made up of two major divisions: Havas Creative Group (the creative agencies) and Havas Media Group (HMG), the media agencies. 

Our ambition is to be the UK’s most integrated, agile media and marketing services group with data, content and entertainment at our core. It’s an exciting time for the business, with our recent move to the new ‘Havas Village’ in King’s Cross, where all UK agencies sit under one roof and share one common purpose; to bring media and creative closer together for the benefit of our clients.

The Role

Working alongside the credit controllers and billers reporting directly into the Head of Accounts Receivable, we are looking for someone to manage the day to day cash collections and agency billing for various clients across our agencies. You will be tasked with working on your own ledger to ensure payments are made to terms and to proactively reduce aged debt. The candidate will also be expected to work closely with the agency to ensure invoices are raised accurately and on time to both contractual and internal deadlines

Responsibilities include:

Chasing clients for late/non-payment

Arranging Cash allocation/Contras with the shared service team

Aged debt and query resolution

Raising media billing through MMS+ billing system

Raising manual billing through Agresso live

Uploading invoices to client portals

Purchase Order reconciliations

Pre-billing reconciliations with credit control and Management Accounts team

WIP reconciliation

Ensuring healthy ageing within unbilled

Escalating any issues to management

Sending statements and copy invoices to clients

Cashflow forecasting

Daily banking

Use of Credica to update status and log queries

Implementing and maintaining best practice with Agency and Client

Assistance with admin requests for audits & ad-hoc tasks for AR team

Who we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in Credit Control and Billing, with strong communication and interpersonal skills. They will need to be target driven with the ability to work as part of a team with minimal supervision. Good Excel and IT skills are essential. Previous experience in a media agency desirable but not essential.