Credit Controller
“To work within a fast-growing and genuinely international company is truelly thrilling” Burcu Özgen, Financial Controller.
Mid Level
Finance
Amsterdam
I excel when...
We excel at what we do. But unlike others, our success is not just the result of hard work and professional expertise: we apply a uniquely people-centric approach to trading. Our accountants support this collaborative way of working as part of the Finance team.

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Do you want to work in a fast growing scale up alongside colleagues from all over the world, in an ever-changing industry? Since 2009, ACT Commodities has been helping businesses around the world buy and sell environmental commodities for compliance and voluntary purposes. We lead the way by trading a comprehensive product choice, supported with outstanding customer service. Our broad scope in certificates is complemented with a wide range of physical (bio)fuels and feedstocks. Our open-minded vision and collaborative attitude enable clients to access to an unrivaled global product portfolio, via dedicated employees who enjoy a uniquely beneficial company culture.

 

 

Your responsibilities

 

As a Credit Controller you will be responsible for cash collection and customer relationships across ACT's different business entities, managing a varied portfolio of thousands of clients. As this is a standalone role you will be solely responsible for credit controlling and be the first point of contact with the related departments of our clients, taking care of payment reminders, facilitating the credit collection through a proactive approach, maintaining and strengthening our customer relationships. Your end goal is to achieve and maintain a reasonable, yet significant reduction of overdue balance, and successfully monitor our account receivables ageing.

 

As we are rapidly growing we look to find new ways to optimize our business processes and make sure everything runs smoothly for our employees and our clients. For this we will start using a new credit control software, which you will have the chance to implement. You will work closely with our Sales Traders, as well as with our Accounting, Risk, and Treasury teams and create weekly reports about our balance, referencing them with trades and constantly have a breakdown of open invoices at the ready. You will also be managing our credit insurance policy with our bank, identify our risks and minimize our DSO. 

 

In a summary, these will be your tasks:

  • Cash collection and stakeholder management;
  • Monitor AR ageing, send payment reminders;
  • Implementation of credit control software;
  • Minimize our DSO and create periodical reports about our overdue balance;
  • Build a strategy for managing our credit exposure;
  • Prepare ad hoc AR reports for our borrowing base.

 

 

Your profile

 

  • Graduated an Accounting, Economics, or Business related study;
  • Proficient in English, Dutch/ French/ Spanish are a plus;
  • 4+ years of credit control experience;
  • Proficient in Excel, Navision experience is a plus;
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and FX rates;
  • Comfortable with high-paced, stressful environments;
  • Good negotiator, able to manage expectations of different counter parties;
  • Confident, energetic, comfortable reaching out to people;
  • Structured individual with great attention to detail;
  • An eye for finding patterns to use in customized strategies.

Peak efficiency is when we’re all in it together

Accounting is all about accuracy and control. But doing it as a team with a shared sense of purpose lifts my work.

Room to keep improving

At ACT Commodities I get the full support of my personal coach. I always know what my next goal is and how and with whom I’ll reach it.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

Develop, re-invent and challenge the status quo.

Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.

 

 

Esmée Trimbos
Encountering new situations on a daily basis

I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it. 

 

You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!

Olaf Pauw
Reach higher, do better and learn more

ACT is rapidly growing and evolving, offering ample opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. This has allowed me to continuously challenge myself in ways I hadn’t even foreseen. For example, within the first six months of joining ACT New York, I relocated to Amsterdam to lead a global project implementation.

 

This was an area I hadn’t had a great deal of experience in but management had faith in me and I had faith in the rest of the team. We all grew together through the experience. If you are willing to reach higher, do better and learn more, there really aren’t any barriers at ACT.

Michael Vigario
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