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Accounts Receivable Clerk

Job Title: Accounts Receivable Clerk
Contract Type: contract
Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
REF: MTF14979_1564762266
Contact Name: Matt Funge
Contact Email: matthew.funge@vitaefr.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Accounts Receivable Clerk
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
6 month contract (with opportunity for extension)
£25,000 - £28,000

The role
One of our clients, a large scientific company based in Hoddesdon, is looking for an experienced Accounts Receivable Clerk as maternity cover on an initial 6 month contract. Given the nature of the role, there is opportunity and possibility for the contract to be extended. The successful candidate will assume the position of a finance assistant and work within the UK finance team, supporting the finance function through the administration of the Accounts Receivable activities.

Key responsibilities
* Raise and distribute sales invoices/credit notes.
* Respond to/deal with internal and external enquires relating to accounts receivable activities
* Monitor the accounts receivable ledger and maintain clients' portals along with uploading invoices
* Produce accurate debtors' report and reconciliation reports on a weekly basis
* Update banking transactions onto cashbook and reconcile
* Transfer funds where required
* Input as required into the preparation of the cash flow forecast
* Produce the Debtors' cash flow forecast
* Monitor and redirect the Finance Inbox as appropriate
* Ensure closure of projects
* Monitor and report cash invoicing for projects showing as complete
* Filing and other administration tasks and housekeeping as required
* Work with and support the other members of the Accounts Payable and Receivable team based across all UK sites

Essential experience
*3 years experience in relevant role within a fast paced finance department
* Sound knowledge of sales ledger processes
* Experience of using Access Dimensions ERP systems
* Solid understanding of basic accounting principles, fair credit practices and collection regulations
* Proven ability to calculate/post/manage accounting figures and financial records
* Data entry skills and numeracy skills
* Proficient in Excel with good working knowledge of other MS Office packages
* Well organised and able to prioritise concurrent deadlines

Desirable experience
* Further education qualification in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration, or an Accounting Qualification (e.g. AAT)
* Access Focal Point (Training will be provided)
* Experience of purchase ledger activities

Personality and character traits
* Customer service focused, result orientated and a proactive approach to solving problems
* Integrity, honesty and discretion
* Excellent attention to detail and works with a high degree of accuracy
* Excellent communication skills with an ability to gain credibility with management, colleagues and clients
* Highly motivated, capable of working to deadlines under minimal supervision
* Enthusiastic, energic and confident
* Ability to support the work of other team members
* Flexible and able to respond to change

Vitae Financial Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.