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Credit controller

What is a credit controller and what do they do?

The credit controller is responsible for managing the debts of a business. They are accountable for recovering any unpaid money that is owed to an organisation from other businesses (commercial collection) or from individuals (consumer collection). A credit controller also evaluates new credit requests, which includes checking credit ratings, deciding whether to allow credit to a debtor and advising on credit limits. They must also review debt recovery procedures and decide when to stop the supply of goods and services, or even commence legal proceedings, if a client has paid late or missed multiple payments. In extreme circumstances, they may need to deal with bankrupt businesses to negotiate the recovery of funds.


While the accountancy profession offers diverse career options and paths, the core capabilities required to perform at the highest standards remain the same - irrespective of skill level or job role.

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Continuing professional development at ACCA

A commitment to life-long learning is a vital part of your ACCA membership; it unlocks the full potential of your career choices - and drives forward the profession.

We deliver a wide range of CPD resources tailored to different areas of expertise - and an ever-changing profession. Our, and your, commitment to quality CPD ensures you will have the most up-to-date skills to perform at the highest standard. 

So, get started (or restarted) and take a look at our curated list of the most relevant CPD resources to secure and succeed in this role.

units 12

Online course

Financial management 10 course pack

This ten course pack from BPP is designed to provide you with essential guidance and knowledge on financial management. These courses will develop the skills needed to carry out your day-to-day job.

By completing this pack, you will gain a better understanding of: 

  • how to plan your organisation's finances
  • budgeting
  • expenses
  • cash and credit
  • working capital
  • supply chain management.  
units 4

Online course

Financing opportunities for SMEs

We all know it can be difficult for SMEs to get finance from banks, and so the emergence of a wider range of products has been very welcome. But greater choice can make the market more difficult to navigate. Understanding what's available and what products are suitable for different businesses is crucial for you to provide good advice to the business you work in or your clients.

This course looks at the range of financing opportunities available for SMEs and helps you decide which ones are right for you and your clients, based on the type of business and development stage. Gain an understanding of the options available for successfully sourcing debt, working capital and equity funding that suits your business or clients' needs.

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How does the ACCA Qualification prepare you for this job role?

From a combination of exams, ethics and experience, the ACCA Qualification will boost your employability and performance at every stage of your career journey.

Here we have listed some elements of the ACCA Qualification that will help you perform at the highest standard in this job role.