Accounts Receivable Assistant

24 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy Reference: GRP-BSE-KS-2211
Job Title: Accounts Receivable Assistant (Catering)
Job Type: Full Time; 12 month FTC
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Benefits: 20 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays; AE Pension; On-site Parking

Do you thrive in a fast-paced, energetic environment? Do you have exceptional attention to detail?

Are you highly organised, process-driven and efficient? Do you have strong IT skills and excellent communication skills? Looking for a career, not just a job?

If you`re keen to embark on a career within an organisation whose vision and ambition can match yours, this role offers the potential for personal development and progression in the Finance sector.

Our diverse, energetic Finance Team are recruiting for an Accounts Receivable Assistant and we are keen to hear from confident and committed candidates with a can-do attitude.

Servest Group is an expert in facilities management, creating environments which enable people to deliver exceptional experiences to help organisations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable.

Based at our offices on the western fringes of Bury St Edmunds and reporting in to the Assistant Accountant, you will primarily be responsible for timely and accurate monthly billing processes, reconciliations and producing customer invoices on a monthly cycle. Day-to-day duties will see you dealing with general queries, basic system administration and cash allocations.

This role will suit an individual with great customer service and relationship-building skills. The ability to work at pace is essential and as such, we are looking for confident, robust individuals who are quick learners and who can work efficiently and effectively. Individuals who express a natural preference for working in a process-driven, systematic manner and who are able to work autonomously with diligence, attention to detail and initiative are likely to succeed in this role.

The nature of the role demands that the most suitable candidates will possess an excellent telephone manner and high levels of literacy and written English in order to issue effective written correspondence to our customers. You will demonstrate good levels of IT skills, with particular emphasis on Excel. Previous experience of Sage 200 or Saffron systems would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be given.

Candidates with previous experience in an Accounting of Finance related role would be of particular interest to us but this is not essential. Of greatest importance to us is the enthusiasm to learn and

progress and the ability to multi-task and manage your workload effectively. You will need to be deadline aware and a real team player. You will carry out the role with tact and diplomacy and have the ability to deal with challenges in a confident and professional manner.

Unlike many similar Sales Ledger roles, there is little requirement for chasing for outstanding payments or credit control, however, experience of such credit control processes may be advantageous.

Primary duties and responsibilities of the role include:

-Monthly billing duties, to include vending and operating costs
-Reconciliation of charges Saffron to Sage
-Balance sheet reconciliations
-Sending out customer invoices via e-mail and post
-Ad hoc billing
-Dealing with general customer queries
-Issuing duplicate invoices upon request
-Basic accounting system administration to include setting up new customer files
-Chasing for and maintaining an accurate log of outstanding purchase orders
-Cash allocation
-Ad hoc and scheduled reporting
-Collaborating with regional Operations Managers to ensure timely receipt of outstanding accounts

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills, experience and behaviours:

-Prior experience of working in a busy Accounting / Finance team is desirable but not essential as full training will be given
-Credit control experience is desirable but not essential
-Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above, or equivalent
-Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook & Word)
-Knowledge of Access Accounts and Sage 200 is desirable but not essential
-Ability to meet tight deadlines and customer focused, self-motivated and a team player
-High standard of integrity, confidentiality and discretion

The Finance team deliver outstanding support to our business and customers throughout the week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 09:00-17:30. There may be the odd occasion where flexibility to meet the needs of the business are required, particularly around month end finance processes.

This role is offered in the first instance as a Fixed Term Contract for 12 months from the start date. There is a possibility that this contract could be extended or offered as a permanent position thereafter and will be reviewed as the end date approaches

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