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Sales Ledger Controller

Reigate, Surrey, United Kingdom, £ £ 21000.00-25000.00 Annual Annual, Permanent

Description:

The function of this role is to take ownership of the AMI sales ledger, your duties include (but are not limited to):

* Chasing aged debt with the aim of achieving settlement of sales invoices within payment terms. Obtaining payment dates and approval of invoices from clients, subsequently updating the aged debt workbooks with the respective comments.

* Daily allocation of receipts to the sales ledger.

* Monitoring the payments received from clients against what is due. If money is not received as expected then follow up enquiries will be required. This involves liaising with client\'s accounts payable department, account handling teams and any other contacts necessary to achieve timely payment.

* Billing all clients within deadline. This includes being the \'final check\', ensuring that all media bookings have been added correctly and issuing sales invoices.

* Sending out client statements post billing.

* Running credit checks and updating client records to accurately reflect the credit limits that are held. This includes mitigating risk to within an acceptable level through the use of credit insurance and effective credit control.

* Generally maintaining and updating the sales ledger.

* Any ad hoc work as required, most significantly being a support to the Finance Manager on any additional work that may be required from time to time.

This role may require you to occasionally work outside of normal contracted hours in order to meet deadlines and to ensure daily processing stays up-to-date (i.e. to ensure there is no backlog).

This role will require you to work from the London office at least two days a month but will be predominantly be based out of Reigate

This role will require you to use your initiative and take responsibility to ensure all tasks are completed (and queries are answered) accurately and on a timely basis, including ad hoc tasks. There will be times when you will not be supervised but will still be expected to meet the requirements specified above. Therefore, you must be able to self-manage and motivate and develop your accounting skills.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED

* Good general understanding of the sales ledger and billing processes

* Experience of performing well under pressure

* Experience of working well on your own and as part of a team and managing your own time

* Pleasant telephone manner and the ability to quickly build professional working relationships

* High levels of accuracy, even when working under pressure and to deadlines

* Experience of working in a credit control role is essential. Experience with credit insurance and billing is preferable

PERFORMANCE MEASURED

Your performance will be measured by assessing you on the following key areas:

* Ability to collect debtors on time and build fruitful relationships with clients and AMI staff.

* Speed and ability to meet deadlines and targets, whilst remaining accurate

* Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team

* Ability to resolve queries quickly and accurately (when required)

* Use of initiative

* Ability to carry out the role in a professional manner and maintain a good working relationship within the department and other staff

The following attributes are essential:

* Accuracy

* Self-motivation

* Adaptability

* Client focus

* Communication

* Team working

* Flexibility

* Good IT and keyboard skills, including experience of accounting systems and MS Office (especially Excel and Word)

Job Details

945409346
Not Specified
Reigate, Surrey, United Kingdom
Permanent
£ £ 21000.00-25000.00 Annual Annual