Accounts Receivable Manager - Global Financial Data Provider

08 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A highly motivated Accounts Receivable Manager is sought to join this global financial data and solutions company, based in the City of London. The organisation is the alternative assets industry’s leading source of data and intelligence with global offices in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Accounts Receivable Manager will manage the sales invoicing and credit control teams. This is a new role within the Finance team which brings the opportunity to shape the management of these existing accounts receivable teams. This is a diverse role offering the opportunity to build on existing processes and procedures and knowledge of the key stakeholders in the alternative assets industry.

This is an exciting and challenging new role suitable for someone who has proven experience throughout the accounts receivable function. The role demands a pragmatic personality who can communicate at all levels and has a solution-orientated attitude.

The Accounts Receivable Manager’s responsibilities will include:

  • Developing clear and timely key performance indicators around sales invoicing and credit control transactions.

  • Preparing weekly debtor ageing analysis and weekly credit note analysis for review with Head of Finance and Head of Sales.

  • Partnering with the Sales Operations team to ensure effective information sharing, including preparation and distribution of weekly debtor reports for our global sales teams.

  • Prepare Daily Sales Report (MTD) for distribution to senior management.

  • Assist sales invoicing team to ensure an excellent degree of accuracy and timeliness, as well as assisting with technical queries.

  • Responsible for ensuring all credit notes are properly approved and allocated in ERP system.

  • Evaluation of all processes within the Accounts Receivable (AR) area to ensure best practice and efficiencies.

  • Responsibility for managing a team of 5 direct reports (3x sales invoicing, 2x credit controllers), including development and monitoring of clear performance targets for all direct reports.

  • Providing absence cover for direct reports.

  • Ensuring that we comply with legal and tax requirements throughout the Account Receivable process.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • AAT, ICM or ACCA qualification advantageous.

  • Deep understanding of the importance of timely and effective customer collections whilst maintaining strong relationships with client base

  • Intermediate Excel skills (VLOOKUPS, pivot tables, IF statements)

  • Ability to build strong and constructive working relationships with clients and team members

  • Ability to work on your own initiative

  • Be proactive, engage at all levels and inspire a team to meet targets

  • Ability to make informed decisions

  • Communicate confidently and effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Take pride in the quality of the accounts receivable work and ensure that all information is processed to the highest possible standard

  • Work to tight deadlines

  • Develop a good understanding of the Preqin business

The ideal candidate will have experience of:

  • Proven experience being involved in a range of accounts receivable functions

  • Previously managing a small team (including setting targets and conducting appraisals)

  • Partnering with stakeholders in the wider business

  • Strong reporting experience

  • Experience of working with an ERP system

  • Working for a recurring revenue business with a large customer base (desirable)

Preqin offers:

  • Financial study support for professional training

  • Social events and casual dress Fridays

  • Free access to onsite gym and swimming pool

  • Company pension

    Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum plus £5,000 per annum performance related bonus