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Internal Sales Executive

26/03/2018 15:33

We have an exciting part-time opportunity for an experienced internal sales person to join our vibrant sales team, selling and promoting our newly launched, innovative business resource product identeco.co.uk - a subsidiary of Controlaccount Plc which has been operating for over thirty years.

As an internal sales person you will work closely with the New Business Sales Team, Client Services and the Marketing department and be required to work independently and using your own initiative in order to help bring this product to market.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience in business to business outbound calling, and new business generation
  • A professional and positive attitude
  • Must be target orientated, and have experience of hitting and exceeding sales targets
  • A team player with lots of initiative
  • A strong drive and determination to succeed
  • Solid Microsoft office skills (Word, Outlook)

In return the successful applicant can enjoy;

  • A competitive salary £18,000 to £19,500 per annum pro rata, plus excellent commission structure

Part time - 22.5 - 30hrs per week

  • Company benefits to include Health Care Cash Plan
  • A modern, professional working environment
  • Being part of a successful, thriving corporate company

Strictly No Agencies Please

Interested parties should apply with their current CV and covering letter.

Job Type: Part-time

If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for this position, please apply with current CV to seagle@controlaccount.com

How SMEs can stay ahead of the game in 2018

11/01/2018 11:25

The British Chamber of Commerce reports that the UK economy will remain on a weak trajectory in 2018 due to Brexit uncertainty, high inflation costs and weak productivity. With many SMEs still reeling from the interest rate increase in November 2017, business experts agree that resilience and willingness to adapt will be key for SMEs to stay afloat this year.

2018 will be a challenging year for UK businesses; there are further smaller interest rate increases planned for the year - helping to bring the inflation rate back down to its 2% target. Although borrowing would become more expensive, interest rates are expected to remain low to increase businesses and consumers to borrow and spend more.

Another curve ball heading our way is the General Data Protection Regulation which will be formally introduced on 25th May 2018. GDPR regulations require all organisations - not matter what their size - to meet fairly stringent regulations as to how they handle personal data. There are pretty hefty fines for those that fail to comply. Most successful businesses will agree that its database is one of its biggest assets and how GDPR is managed internally will be vital.

This year also sees a focus on Gender Pay Gap Reporting where larger businesses (those with over 250 employees) will be required to publish their gender pay gap data (by 4th April).

And we've not even mentioned Brexit. With the final terms as to how we exit the EU still being fleshed out, challenges and opportunities will no doubt arise, so it is more important than ever for firms to remain flexible as to how these might be approached.

In order for SMEs to be able to adapt to shifts in business, they must exercise diligence: knowing their suppliers' capabilities, understanding the stability of their customers' finances, executing credit checks to make sure cash flow remains healthy. Databases need to be watertight with up to date information. Our Credit Information Pack is a strategic resource that will provide the answers to the above questions. For £49.95 per annum (https://www.identeco.co.uk/packages) the portal can be accessed an unlimited number of times, allowing you to remain flexible, prepared and responsive to an unpredictable 2018.