Position: Accounts Receivable Assistant
Salary: GBP17364 - GBP24700 per annum
Ref: 523411_1583250454
Job Type: Contract
Published On: 03/03/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £17,364 - £24,700 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: 6-month Fixed Term Contract | 37 hours per week | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Our SSE Finance function has a key part to play in fulfilling SSE's obligations as a UK-listed company, providing expertise and services that can be shared across the SSE Group, and working in partnership with all businesses to provide services tailored to their specific needs. SSE operates in a highly regulated and increasingly competitive environment, and our role is to ensure that we gather, compile, analyse and recommend on the financial strategy for our businesses, identifying opportunities to drive efficiencies and create value for SSE now, and in the future.

What is the Role?

You will be responsible for performing credit control duties in order to collect outstanding debts in accordance with performance and quality standards set out for the Accounts Receivable team. You will also be responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate processing of customer invoices and billing documents.

You will prepare customer invoices and billing documents, prepare chargeback and manual invoice adjustments and prepare and apply credit notes in line with defined company policies and procedures with minimal supervision. You will apply cash remittances to debtor balances and ensure the integrity of the information stored within the Account Receivable sub ledger.

Your responsibilities will extend to analysing outstanding debts, correspond with customers in order to collect outstanding debts and reinstate or suspend accounts based on credit policies with approval from the AR Manager/AR Lead. You will maintain customer master files and archive data in line with the firm's policies and prepare and communicate customer settlement and aged debtor reports, prepare credit and collection reports and consolidate data for VAT reporting.

You will ensure compliance with external regulatory and other reporting, support maintain policies and procedures and monitor and remediate effectiveness of controls.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you should have relevant experience of working within a Credit Control/ Accounts Receivable process within a complex, large volume environment.

You should have a basic knowledge of customer billing concepts and procedures and be customer oriented with an ability to focus on the end to end process. You should have good communication skills and be a trustworthy, self-motivated and committed team player.

You should be proficient in the use of MS Office applications. A working knowledge of Oracle would be advantageous.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

We'll let you know the outcome of your job application after the closing date. To discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch; Hannah Cutajar, hannah.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.