Accounts Office Manager

11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is one of the largest and oldest independent Builders’ Merchants in the east of England with fourteen diverse sites. They are able to meet the needs of the professional builder and decorator, and those of their private customers.

An exciting new permanent Accounts Office Manager opportunity has arisen at their Head Office in Colchester. The Accounts Office Manager will manage the Credit Control and Purchase Ledger teams and is a key role in the team, reporting into the Financial Controller.

Duties will include:

Oversight of the Purchase Ledger and Credit Control functions

Accounts Receivable

·Implementing credit control policy and the debt escalation process

·Account authorisations for release of goods where credit limit has been exceeded

·Authorisation of new accounts and associated credit limits

·Credit reviews of existing accounts

·Debt chasing by phone, email and letter

·Debt recovery, liaising with solicitors and debt collection service where necessary

·Ensuring that invoices and statements are sent on a timely basis

·Assisting with the month end close, ensuring the process runs smoothly and on time

Accounts Payable

·Ensuring invoices are either matched to a PO or subject to appropriate authorisation before payment

·Ensure that authorised invoices are paid in a timely manner

·Query resolution, working with the business to resolve systemic problems

·Supplier statement reconciliations completed on a regular basis

·Credit balances recovered in timely manner, old debts kept to a minimum

·Ensure invoices are coded correctly and VAT is treated appropriately

·Ensure that sub-contractors tax is dealt with correctly

·Assisting with the month end close, ensuring the process runs smoothly and on time

Key Requirements:

·Previous experience of managing a finance team

·Experience of managing and implementing change

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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