Accounts Receivable/Finance Assistant




Accounts Receivable Manager/Supervisor, Finance


£35,000 to £38,000 Per Annum



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Date Posted:

18/05/2023 10:21:00

Our international client requires an experienced Accounts Receivable/Finance Assistant to join their team.

Purpose of the Role:

Your role as an Accounts Receivable/Finance Assistant will be to provide financial and administrative assistance to the Finance Team, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of financial data.


AAT Qualified or equivalent or qualified by experience

Description of Main duties:

Accounts Receivable Responsibilities:

  • Daily cash banking, recording, and allocating payments
  • Chasing overdue balances/remittances
  • Daily order sign-off process (to ensure compliance with internal controls)
  • All month-end AR processes
  • Run and send customer statements monthly
  • New customer account set-ups/changes to existing accounts in accordance with internal controls
  • Annual credit limit review process as well as any ad hoc reviews during the year
  • Liaise with internal sales / external sales/customers to ensure prompt resolution of queries to maximize cash receipts and minimize overdue balances

Fixed assets responsibilities

  • Carry out annual fixed asset physical verification
  • General ledger review of work-in-progress capital spend vs projects
  • Assist with month-end accounting

General ledger accounting, including:

  • Month-end activities to assist FC
  • Posting journals
  • Review the AR ledger for payments in advance for VAT purposes
  • Reconciliations & Revaluations
  • Assist with the preparation of the month-end file
  • Keeping accurate, consistent records in line with company policies, accounting, and tax rules
  • To assist with reporting as and when required by the FC

Ad hoc support for the FC, including:

  • Assist with internal and external audits
  • Assist with VAT processes
  • The completion of ONS Surveys
  • To act as a cover for leave and absence with various tasks
  • Assist AP function with expense claim processing

Company Expectations:

  • Must be able to communicate clearly and confidently with customers and colleagues
  • Has a collaborative approach to working with others and has a one-team approach
  • Promote and endorse company culture and values
  • Comply with all health & safety requirements
  • Comply with all other company policies & procedures
  • Take responsibility for personal development, identify training needs, and request appropriate training as required
  • Conduct any other reasonable request associated with this job function or the smooth running of the department

Skills & Experiences:

  • At least 4 years of solid work experience within an Accounts Receivable role
  • Proven experience and understanding of AR (allocating cash and chasing)
  • Experience as accounts assistant - month-end procedures, reconciliations, understanding of general ledger, AR ledger, etc
  • Intermediate to Advanced level with Excel. Must be proficient and confident with producing and maintaining Excel spreadsheets and information
  • Be confident in using and producing formulas, filters, V Look Ups and maintaining the accuracy of Excel data
  • Be able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Have an analytic and questioning approach to data and information
  • Has a solution-focused mindset to solve issues and problems
  • Understand the implications of incorrect information and flag/act accordingly
  • To be diligent and accurate with all aspects of the role
  • Highly numerate with the ability to research, assemble manage, and manipulate numerical information
  • Good communication skills to support discussions on requirements with the internal departments and clearly & confidently with the customer
  • An understanding of the importance of data confidentiality
  • Being an enthusiastic individual who has excellent communication skills able to fit into a close-knit team environment as part of an expanding business
  • To have a methodical approach to day-to-day, monthly, and annual tasks, and an eye for detail

Interested? Please apply


Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.