Finance Officer - Accounts Receivable.

Greater London/ full time / £26460 - £28806 per Year

Job Advertisement: Finance Officer - Accounts Receivable
Are you an organized, motivated, and numerate individual looking to join a dynamic Finance team? Our client is seeking a dedicated Finance Officer to ensure the accurate processing, recording, and collection of income through their credit control system. This full-time, permanent role is fully office-based and offers a competitive salary of £26,460 to £28,806.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Senior Finance Officer in processing, recording, and collecting income via the credit control system.
  • Participate in the enrolment process, collating and processing all student-related invoices through EBS and Aptos systems.
  • Follow debt collection procedures, including communicating with students and organizations and liaising with college staff.
  • Collate and process invoice requests, ensuring correct coding, calculations, and VAT treatment.
  • Process and issue sales invoices and other student-related invoices.
  • Invoice Local Authorities for High Needs funding and employer contributions, and update monitoring forms.
  • Receive and allocate payments against invoices, prepare aged debt reports, and ensure accurate debt categorization.
  • Conduct monthly debtor reconciliations between EBS and Aptos records.
  • Distribute lists of students with outstanding debt and liaise with college administrators and senior managers.
  • Verify records in EBS, process invoices, credit notes, and receipts, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Manage outstanding debts and queries with the Student Loan Company and Advance Learner Loan portals.
  • Handle customer queries, process student refunds, and represent Finance during enrolment to resolve student queries.
  • Discuss, agree, and process instalment plans with students, ensuring accuracy and understanding.
  • Assist in automating finance procedures and liaise with internal and external auditors.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent, including Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above.
  • Experience in an administrative role with good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles.
  • Experience with computerised systems and automating procedures is desirable.
  • Previous experience in an Accounts Receivable role is a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail, customer service skills, and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Effective team player with confident communication skills.
General Duties:
  • Participate in relevant training and staff development opportunities.
  • Engage in the Appraisal and Mentoring processes.
  • Comply with Health and Safety regulations and assist in the implementation of the college’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • Promote and comply with the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Participate in all necessary enrolment duties.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as required.
Additional Information: This role requires additional hours during the enrolment period, predominantly in August and September. Time in lieu for these additional hours will be provided in agreement with the Senior Finance Officer.
If you are ready to bring your skills and dedication to a forward-thinking Finance team, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.