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Accounts Receivable Assistant - Watford, Hertfordshire

Job Title: Accounts Receivable Assistant - Watford, Hertfordshire
Contract Type: temporary
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 Months
REF: JM280120POP_1580288548
Contact Name: Jason Mitchell
Contact Email: jason.mitchell@vitaefr.com
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Vitae is currently recruiting for an Accounts Receivable Assistant to work for a global entity, based in Watford.

Description

Accounts Receivable Assistant - Watford - £30k - 6-Month Contract

The Accounts Receivable Assistant role is a varied position and will suit a candidate who has experience within a supportive position. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Credit control
Responsibility for the credit control of the UK and Overseas debtors, ensuring that funds are received in a timely manner in line with the cash flow forecasting.
Maintaining a close relationship with the sales teams, providing accurate reporting and escalating debtor issues where required.

Bank accounts
Analysing and posting bank transactions and reporting daily balances
Reconciling bank statements

Payments
Performing scheduled and ad-hoc payment batches

Further responsibilities will include:-

* Responsible for managing the credit control for the UK and Overseas debtors, identifying material debts which are falling due and proactively managing prompt payment. Ensuring that overdue debt is chased and issues escalated to the sales team in a timely manner. This will involve regular reporting and interaction with the sales team.
* Processing ad-hoc manual on-line payments
* Posting cash book transactions across several different companies within the group
* Analysing bank transactions, reporting balances and variances to the senior finance team

Personal Specification

Skills & Abilities
* Confident communicator, both written and verbal. The role will involve regular interaction with customers and the sales team. A firm but understanding approach is required for credit control.
* Basic Excel skills - confident in manipulating data, pivot tables, basic formulas.
* Organised with good attention to detail

Knowledge & Experience
* Significant experience of credit control, in particular, dealing with shared business centres / overseas customers
* Experience of using an ERP system to post cashbook transactions and journals
* Experience of using an on-line banking platform to run enquiries and make manual payments

Training & Education
* Formal financial qualifications would be an advantage but not essential

The successful candidate will be paid up to £30,000 pro-rata depending on experience.