Accounts Receivable Assistant

Sewell Wallis Ltd
£18000 - £20000/annum
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently working on behalf of a fast paced, specialist manufacturer who are going through a transition period. This is a superb chance to join a renowned business who can offer fantastic opportunities for the future in terms of career progression.

Working as part of a newly created team, working for a Credit Manager who knows the business well, your duties will include;

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with customers in order to facilitate efficient collections of cash to meet targets.
Develop close working relationships with commercial, technical and finance personnel, banking and credit management teams to promote co-operation and resolution of issues and improve the efficiency of the cash collection.
Responsible for the accurate and timely allocation of customer payments to the account, investigating and resolving any unallocated payments or disputed items in order to efficiently manage the sales ledger.
Identify cash flow risk situations using persistence and probing approach to resolve or escalate to the Credit Manager where necessary.
Attend meetings with commercial account teams to discuss and explain current performance, resolve disputed items and seek improvements.
Produce written commentaries and analysis of customer payment information for regular reports on collections metrics, including those for external parties.
Monitor and discuss overdue debts with commercial and credit management, providing input for the recommendations to suspend orders/deliveries.
Inform Treasury team of expected and actual cash receipts for cash planning and forecasting purposes.
Identify and escalate potential systems and process improvements to the Section Leader in order promote continuous improvement and increased efficiency.
Evaluate and initiate recovery proceedings for significantly overdue payments, and comply with requirements of credit insurers to monitor these aged debts.

Suitable candidates will:

Have credit control experience - ideally working within a similar industry and will be used to chasing from key accounts.
Be motivated by working to set KPI and financial targets.
Have sales ledger experience including cash allocation.
Have good systems skills, experience using SAP or Navision would be a instinct advantage although not a pre-requisite.

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