Customer Credit Policy with Procedures Course
The Customer Credit Policy with Procedures Course is a step by step guide for setting up a customer credit policy for a business. The purpose of the policy is to define what customers your business will provide credit to, and the process of assessing those customers for creditworthiness. If you are not turning your receivables into cash it could affect the terms you pay your suppliers and your good relationship with them.
*** If a business owner is not prepared to evaluate the customer correctly, then credit could be given to a customer who has no intentions of paying in the first place.
Course Topics Include:
- The basic criteria for writing any policy with procedures
- includes the specific language and tone of the document
- and the structure of the policy
- A step by step guide to create a unique policy with the procedures to suit your business
- The importance of meetings to monitor outstanding customer debt and an agenda template
Downloads in the course:
- A list of the basic criteria for creating the document is included
- The Customer Credit Policy template shows an example of the final document
- A meeting agenda template is incuded for you to use or alter
Experience in basic bookkeeping and accounts receivable would be an advantage
Why have a Customer Credit Policy?
1. It makes good business sense
2. It is important to minimise your risk of non-payment of invoices. That being said, there will always be a customer who cannot pay and a downturn in their business can occur after the original acceptable assessment for creditworthiness. Therefore, customers need to be monitored all the time. The only way you can eliminate the risk entirely is not to give credit at all. But if you are prepared to take the risk and provide credit to get sales, then the tighter this policy the better your outcome. The Customer Credit Policy is primarily about managing the credit you give a customer and how you monitor their creditworthiness. A business needs a policy that identifies different customers who will get different terms and conditions depending on the assessment of creditworthiness.
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The purpose of having this policy is to define the terms of trade you will give a customer and the conditions of when the payment of the sale is expected to be received. Set the policy up in conjunction with the Customer Credit Policy, so they work with each other
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