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Accounts Receivable & Credit Controller

Job Description
Northrop Grumman are currently seeking an Accounts Receivable & Credit Controller for a permanent role based in Cheltenham.

A key member of the General Accounting team, this role will work to ensure NGUKL’s cash flow is continuously and optimised through prompt receipt of payments from customers.

Different thinking for a Different world
Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator. 
How you will make a difference

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate records of NGUKL’s Accounts Receivable (billed and unbilled)
  • Provide regular management reports on the status of NGUKL’s Accounts Receivable (billed and unbilled)
  • Work closely with programme management, business management, contracts and business development to ensure:
    • Invoicing is being performed in a timely manner
    • Customers are being contacted (either by AR/Credit Controller, programme management, contracts or BD) regarding payments to ensure payments are made within (or ideally before) due dates
  • Co-ordinate with Accounts Payable in the event that NGUKL customer invoicing is dependent on payment to suppliers taking place
  • Point of contact for all customer payment queries
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested
General Operations Department duties
  • Attend Business Management department meetings
  • Remain compliant with all applicable Business Management and Command Media Processes and procedure

Person Specification

Essential qualifications / experience 

  • Experience of working with Microsoft Dynamics or equivalent financial management system
  • Evidenced experience of supplier and customer engagement to ensure the smooth flow of payments processes
  • Demonstrable experience of reconciling customer and supplier accounts

Competency/Skill requirements

  • Strong customer focus
  • Engaging and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Flexible and responsive to changing priorities
  • Able to work to strict timetables and deadlines
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Very good interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with all audiences/stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good numerical skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and a keen attention to detail


Other requirements

  • Travel requirements: Occasional UK travel to attend team/customer meetings and training activities
  • Clearance requirements:The post-holder must hold and maintain UK Government clearances where required