Credit Controller

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 09 May 2024

  • Based at our Geelong Waterfront or Melbourne, Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and continuing
  • HEW 6 $89,012 - $96,126  + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time)

Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.

The Accounts Receivable team is seeking a proactive, experienced Credit Controller to join their team. The Credit Controller coordinates the day-to-day management of the debtors ledger, ensuring speedy and effective recovery of amounts outstanding, prepares regular account reconciliations and allocation of payments.

This role requires you to be effective at building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and negotiating favourable business outcomes within a fast-paced, collaborative setting. Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are essential.

The role would suit someone with previous Credit Control experience in a large scale organisation. The successful candidate demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. In addition, you should have a continuous improvement mindset, identifying strategies for the ongoing enhancement of the function.

As a Credit Controller, you will:

  • Be responsible for debt management, including debt follow up, bad debt write offs, refer debts to debt collection, and calculate and prepare monthly reconciliation of provision for doubtful debts.
  • Receipt and allocate funds received into the University bank accounts, and verify that financial transactions are entered correctly to ensure accurate general ledger records for financial reporting to Budget Centre’s and external statutory bodies
  • Deliver effective and efficient daily cash allocation of monies received, from students and customers, in DeakinUniFi and ensure follow up and management of any unknown receipts or allocation variances.
  • Reconcile Balance Sheet accounts that relate to Accounts Receivable
  • Provide positive customer service, including guidance and advice to ensure enquiries are addressed promptly and accurately in line with University policies and procedures and external regulations

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A Degree with subsequent relevant experience; or
  • Extensive experience and specialist knowledge or broad knowledge in technical or administrative fields
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Experience in administration and related activities in a large organisation with complex administrative structures, policies, and procedures.

Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Jules McCulloch (Senior Revenue Officer, Accounts Receivable) on [email protected]

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 Credit Controller HEW 6 PD.pdf

Applications for this position close on Thursday the 9th of May.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.


Advertised:29 Apr 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:09 May 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time



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