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Rent Ledger Finance Assistant - Receivables 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Overall Responsibility:

The overall responsibility of this role is to ensure income is recorded accurately on finance accounting system and the housing management system. All rent income received needs to be reconciled with bank statements in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities and Outcomes
  1. Record Cash and Cheques in the cash book
  2. Liaise with customers to ensure accounts are kept up to date and in an accurate manner
  3. Reconcile daily cash receipts to the receivables ledger on Oracle Financials or other similar finance system
  4. Liaise with our internal customers to identify and post suspense items
  5. Load and post housing benefit schedules to ensure customer accounts are up to date in the housing management system
  6. Deal with customer enquiries by phone, email and letter
  7. Advise the income team on the appropriate accounting treatment for unusual items
  8. Perform other duties as may be reasonably required by your line manager.

Personal Competencies
  • Excellent communication skills and good telephone manner
  • Ability to create positive relationships with finance and non-finance staff
  • Maintain high levels of professional standards and ethics
  • Show a keenness for problem solving with your line manager
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with colleagues

Skills / Experience
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Experience of working in an accounts receivables team
  • Strong customer services skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Experience of using Oracle financials or a similar finance package
  • Strong reconciliation skills and an eye for detail
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