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Accountant

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Part-qualified & Transactional Finance
  • Contact: Holly Dean
  • Contact Email: hollyd@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 18 June 2021
  • Job Ref: JO0000009266_1621415638

Cedar are currently looking for an Accountant on a 6 month interim basis to join a retail firm in Central London.

Paying up to £40,000 per annum (Pro rata)

Order to cash experience would be desirable.

Duties include:

Credit Management

  • Review credit applications, customer financial statements, credit reports and other relevant data to evaluate credit risk and determine credit worthiness of potential and existing customers.
  • Monitor specific credit applications, customer financial statements, credit reports and other relevant data to evaluate credit risk and determine credit worthiness of potential and existing customers.
  • Prepare analysis reports and monitors compliance with established goals.
  • Manage Third Party Collection process.

Collections Management

  • Manage a designated accounts receivable portfolio.
  • Collect customer outstanding balances by enforcing terms of sale.
  • Establish timely resolution of over/short payments, deductions and disputes.
  • Review and take action on orders on hold.
  • Respond to internal and external customer inquiries; creating reports and analysis as well as other tasks and special projects as assigned.
  • Focus on minimising risk and improve profitability and the collections cycle.
  • Manage dispute activities, such as:
    • Manage the investigation and resolution of Deductions/Dispute Cases.
    • Prepare monthly bad debt analysis.
    • Focus on opening cases, securing support documentation from customer or portal and attaching to SAP Dispute Case, coding claim attributes and a variety of reporting and analysis.
    • Code non-defined deductions for relevant market.
    • Scan and store debit note/trade invoices provided by the Customers.
    • Prepare and send ad hoc reports to local markets with the open deductions.
    • Process Non-Trade Deduction (Pricing, Delivery Issues, Rebates, Bonus Quantity Discounts, Disallowed discounts, Price Claim and Penalties/Customer Charges) analysed and validated by Local Markets: clear valid deductions (offset/write off), split deductions (partially valid), and mark deductions as invalid.
    • Write-off aged deductions.

Month End Activities

  • Posting and reconciling Accounts Receivable activity to the GL.
  • Provide any related information to RtR team required for the MEC activities.

Skills & Experience:

  • 4 years accounting experience
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and NetSuite would be an advantage
  • Highly analytical individual
  • A commercial mindset, able to extract insight from complex data, ideally having worked in a similar commercial role before
  • Either professionally qualified (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) or equivalent experience
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel reporting and modelling skills - quick and efficient at creating reports and manipulating data from various systems to support analysis
  • Strong relationship builder with those inside and outside of Finance
  • Resilient - able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to analyse information and present it in a format that is easily understood by the audience

If you are interested in my role, please apply online ASAP.