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Finance AssistantLondon, United Kingdom

Posted 10 June 2019

CRU’s global Finance team is looking to recruit a pro-active, motivated and results driven Finance Assistant who will be responsible for providing support to the Finance team and the business at large. The role will primarily cover the sales ledger, debt collection, bank and much more. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for most people in the business, thereby making the role key to an exemplary finance service experience.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

• Assisting the Accounts Receivable member of the finance team with the collection of overdue debts, in line with the company policies and procedures, in a timely and effective manner.
• Liaising with other business functions and locations with the aim of securing assistance in the collection of outstanding debt.
• Undertaking all work required for placing a debt with business appointed external debt collectors as well as manage the relationship closely.
• Updating the finance debt tracker system daily and be able to provide ad-hoc management information, when required.
• Assisting the team with data entry of sales orders into the Financial System as well as the creation of sales invoices, as and when required.
• Providing support in entering bank receipts into the Financial Systems on a daily basis.
• Supporting the team with sales ledger control account reconciliations.
• Assisting the team with the annual external audit.
• Providing day to day support to the Accounts Receivable team member particularly at month end time, taking on new tasks, as and when required.
• Archiving all documents relating to the area of work that you are responsible for.

To be considered for this role, candidates must be AAT Qualified and/or Part Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA.

Knowledge & Experience required

  • Solid debt collection experience in a fast paced, high volume business.
  • Comfortable liaising with non-finance members of the business and external debt collectors.
  • Language proficiency and multilingualism would be greatly beneficial to the role, due to the global nature of the business.
  • Solid understanding of fundamental accounting concepts, entries and standard practices.
  • Proficient in excel (to intermediate level) and comfortable with various financial systems.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft GP an advantage, but not essential.
  • Ability to review business processes and make recommendations.                        
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