My client, a highly succesful professional services firm, is seeking to hire an Accounts Assistant to help out with the general accounts responibiltieis with a speicalised focus in accounts receivable. This is a permanent and full-time role, with a hybrid wokring policy of 3-days a week in office, 2-days at home. This role would best suit a candidate who is good with maths / numbers, enthusiastic, and seeking to pursue either their AAT or ACCA exams.
Accounts Assistant (Accounts Receivable)
My client, a successful professional services company, is seeking a detail-oriented and organized individual to join their busy team as an Accounts Assistant, with a primary focus on accounts receivable.
As an Accounts Assistant, you will play a vital role in ensuring the accuracy and efficiency of the financial operations. Your responsibilities will include managing invoices, reconciling accounts, and assisting in the collection of outstanding payments. The ideal candidate will possess strong attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
1. Accounts Receivable Management:
- Prepare and send invoices to customers accurately and in a timely manner.
- Monitor and follow up on outstanding customer balances to ensure prompt payment.
- Reconcile customer accounts and resolve any discrepancies or issues.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all accounts receivable transactions.
- Collaborate with other departments to resolve payment-related inquiries or disputes.
2. Financial Reporting and Analysis:
- Generate regular reports on accounts receivable aging, collections, and cash flow.
- Analyze data to identify trends, monitor payment patterns, and recommend process improvements.
- Assist in month-end and year-end closing activities, including preparing financial statements.
3. Cash Application and Reconciliation:
- Accurately record and apply customer payments to the appropriate accounts.
- Reconcile daily cash receipts and resolve any discrepancies.
- Ensure the accuracy of bank deposits and perform regular bank reconciliations.
4. Customer Relationship Management:
- Maintain professional and courteous communication with customers regarding payment-related inquiries or issues.
- Collaborate with the sales team to resolve customer disputes and negotiate payment plans when necessary.
5. General Administrative Support:
- Assist with general administrative tasks, including filing, data entry, and record-keeping.
- Provide support to the finance team as needed, including assisting with accounts payable and other finance-related functions.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field preferred.
- Proven experience as an Accounts Assistant or similar role, with a focus on accounts receivable.
- Proficient in using accounting software and MS Office applications (especially Excel).
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
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