Accounts Receivable Assistant

  • Job Reference: 102660
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Bury
  • Salary: £20,000
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Accounts Receivable Assistant

We Are Car Benefit Solutions

Car Benefit Solutions is the leading provider of Employee Car Ownership Schemes in the UK, delivering complete solutions that span consultancy and scheme design through to implementation and fleet management. We have a strong client base in Automotive and Corporate sectors, working in partnership with 25 manufacturer brands to deliver schemes to more than 300 businesses and 2000 franchise dealerships. We offer a comprehensive benefit and rewards package, ranging from health and wellbeing initiatives to discounted car schemes and flexible working. We are a 3 star outstanding best companies to work for and one of the top 75 employers in the North West. As well as Silver Investors in People Status, we have also won local Made in Bury Business Awards.

Location: Bury, Greater Manchester
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 35 per week
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Benefits: Flexible working opportunities, 25 days' holiday plus a buy/sell policy of up to 5 days, BUPA private medical insurance, sponsored car schemes, 5% minimum employer pension contribution, Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 wellbeing support), Medicash (Subsidised dental, optical and alternative therapies) and death in service insurance.

Role

To deliver an accurate, timely and efficient service to the wider business, acting as a focal point for banking queries and activities. Working alongside a busy team to deliver results and meet KPIs which contribute to the department and company vision.

The Challenge Ahead

Responsible for multiple aspects of the business Finance & Operations covers Commercial Operations, Pricing, IT and Development, Reporting and Finance.

The Finance team are responsible for managing cash transactions and delivering the management accounts to the Board. This includes the monthly balance sheet reconciliation process, P&L analysis, bank account reconciliation and management of the Sales and Purchase Ledger.

The team work closely with many areas of the business to ensure the processes are adhered to in order to minimise financial risk. The team also work alongside the Treasury and Taxation Department to manage cash balances and the Commercial Operations Team relating to budgeting.

Responsibilities
  • Download and import daily bank statements into the system
  • Process daily receipts and payments and investigate any unallocated items
  • Support the Accounts Receivable Officer raising sales invoices and monthly repayments
  • Ensure Direct Debit payments are produced, sent to the bank and allocated in the system daily
  • Monitor incoming cash receipts for vehicles and liaise with relevant departments
  • Support the Accounts Receivable Officer chasing outstanding receipts and resolving invoice queries
  • Attend debtor meetings with the Accounts Receivable Officer and Transaction Manager
  • Process Faster Payments via the bank platform in an accurate and timely manner
  • Process the received DVLA cheques weekly and ensure that these are banked accordingly
  • Conduct month end balancing of all bank accounts to the general ledger
  • Maintain banking procedures manuals and contribute towards banking process improvements
  • Play a key role in ensuring the team achieves its KPIs
  • Assist with other relevant ad hoc tasks within the finance team
  • Responsible for building relationships and developing relevant processes with our customers and key suppliers
  • Ensure all tasks are always completed in accordance with specific policies and processes

Qualifications

Essential
  • GCSE English & Mathematics A-C
Desirable
  • Finance qualification such as AAT

Skills, Knowledge & Attributes

Essential
  • Previous experience working in a busy finance function
  • Experience of conducting daily bank reconciliations and knowledge of relevant banking procedures
  • Experience of working within Accounts Receivable procedures
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of MSWord and Intermediate level MSExcel
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to adopt a flexible approach to working in a rapidly growing business
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess an impeccable attention to detail
  • High level of organisation and planning skills, meeting deadlines
  • Self-motivated approach to all work and a compulsion to perform
  • Committed and hard working at all times
  • Committed to the company’s Customer Centricity Values
  • Ability to work in line with CBS Core Values of pride, integrity, accountability, continuous improvement and enjoyment
Desirable
  • Experience in the use of MS Dynamics
  • Experience working in the Automotive Sector

Please note, we do not accept any form of unsolicited direct contact from agencies that are not on our PSL.

You may have experience of the following: Finance Assistant, Finance Administrator, Finance Officer, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Administrator, Accounts Payable Assistant, Assistant Accountant, Accounts Receivable Assistant, Payroll Administrator, etc.

Ref: 102 660