The role of a Credit Controller involves ensuring that monies owed are paid on time and chasing late payments as applicable.
You will need to have an organised nature for this role and have systems in place to record your conversations when chasing money and keeping accurate logs.
There are no specific qualifications to this role although a good standard of general education including English and maths will be required.
If you are looking to write a good covering letter to go with your CV then the below example may help you as a guide.
Cover Letter for Credit Controller
Application for the role of Credit Controller (Job Ref if known)
Please find enclosed my latest CV as I would like to apply for the role of Credit Controller which I have seen advertised in (where and when).
I am an organised person who has come from an administrative background with a varied job role which has also included chasing late payments, sending invoices, ensuring invoices are paid on time and keeping accurate records and files of invoices and remittance advices etc. I enjoy the accounts side of the role and have always had a head for figures.
I enjoy creating new systems to ensure that files and records and kept up to date at all times and maintained and feel that I can do this equally as well manually and computerised. I pick up new systems quickly and am happy to learn any new skills I need to in order to be successful in my role.
I work well under pressure and thrive on new challenges. I am a confident communicator and am happy calling companies and individual to chase up unpaid invoices and agree payment dates.
I have excellent skills in all Microsoft Office packages and in particular Excel and am happy creating new spreadsheets as required.
If you have any further questions regarding my CV and experiences, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer anything you would like to know.
I look forward to hearing from you.