Credit Controller Iberia based in Nanterre in Paris, France at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: SHA000653

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise. Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, and Medical Division. Leica Microsystems has five manufacturing facilities in four countries, with sales and service organizations in 20 countries. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.



Credit Risk management

Assess credit risk of potential and existing customers and make recommendations of credit limits (new and ongoing)


Manage the collection procedure through use of all systems in order to reduce delays of customer payments.

Assist sales and service team members

Instigate and follow up legal procedure

Prepare invoices and control / reconcile the recharge suspense account

Dunning letters (reminders/demands)

Contacts with external collection company

Orders controller, payment terms documentation and order releasing

Customer master data and credit limit management

Ensure compliance with internal policies


Maintenance and reconciliation of Accounts Receivables sub ledger on a monthly basis

Investigation of auxiliary and General Ledger

Monthly investigation of all collections not identified

Analyze old debt and propose write offs when no expectation of collection exists

Monthly analysis of aging debtors with reference to oldest invoices and biggest amounts


Inform sales of new credit account limits

Prepare credit control reports to advise of debtors

Manage disputes within credit area

Keep Customer Care updated with reports and operations matters


Cash flow receipt figures and analysis

Suspense debtors schedule

Sales ledger and year end audit

DSO Hitlist preparation and distribution

Escalation of credit control issues to controller and mangers as appropriate

Job Requirements




Accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to manage the pressure

A knowledge of SAP is preferable

Have prior credit collection experience

Language: Fluent in Spanish, English and French. Italian nice to have

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher Corporation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the Fortune 500. In addition to Leica, Danaher owns some of the world’s leading industrial brands - products that span the most demanding applications in the world. Currently over 50 companies and 60,000 employees around the globe are working together challenging each other to take this success even further. Our joint quest does not only increase chance of success, it also fosters an environment in which a global career path is encouraged and limited only by your talent, capacity and ambitions