Accounts Receivable Assistant / Accounts Assistant

Bedford, Bedfordshire
24 Mar 2021
11 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Accounts Receivable Assistant / Accounts Assistant 
Fixed term for 13 months to cover maternity leave
Full time - 37 hours per week

bpha are a forward-thinking housing association, on a mission to build thriving communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.
We work right across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and own or manage over 19,000 homes. As one of the top 25 Housing Association developers in the country, we remain committed to delivering high-quality affordable housing to those who need it the most.
Our Residents, shared owners and leaseholders are at the core of everything we do at bpha. With every employee playing an important part in ensuring we continue to provide them with excellent customer service and maintaining our role as a responsible landlord.
We are currently looking for a highly organised and experienced finance professional to join us for a fixed term of 13 months as an Accounts Receivable Assistant.
What you will be doing: 
Assist the maintenance of bpha’s bank accounts for area of responsibility, posting transactions on a timely basis.
Processing direct debit collections in accordance with the rules of the Scheme.
Assisting with the maintenance of the debtor ledger, raising invoices and posting receipts.
Processing monthly nominal ledger reconciliations as directed.
Extracting all housing management system interface files daily into the finance system.
We’d love to meet someone with:  
Previous experience within a finance role, ideally within Accounts Receivable, Sales Ledger or Credit Control.
Strong IT skills to include intermediate level in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and experience using financial accounting systems.
Excellent interpersonal skills with an empathic approach to vulnerable customers. 
Good numeracy skills and a keen eye for detail.
Great organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines. 
Amongst what we offer you is: 
28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays!
Contributory pension scheme
Private health care
Opportunities for development and professional training
Discounted gym membership
Retail discount scheme
The successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application.
We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.
*The role will initially be based from home due to the pandemic but office work will resume once it is safe to do so.