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Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Team Leader

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/01/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
As the AR/AP Team Leader of the Credit Analysis/Control Team you will be responsible for the following activities:

* Planning - Defines operating guidelines and project tasks to ensure delivery of services to assigned business partners in accordance with service level agreements. Drives cash collection in line with Group guidelines and participates in Group cash collection initiatives
* Operations and transaction processing - Oversees organisation and work allocation for individuals involved in credit collection and transaction processing. Ensures accurate processing of AR and AP transactions.
* Driving Operational Credit and Collection - Negotiate with overdue external customers. Identify disputed receivables and follow up with the business to ensure the resolution in a timely manner. Internal coordination with Order Handling, Project Managers, Sales, Controlling
* Analysis - Oversees analysis of accounts and highlights discrepancies / anomalies for correction. Initiates and drives account cleansing including driving actions in LBUs and LSUs
* Accounting guidelines Leads enforcement and implementation of internal accounting and reporting guidelines and compliance with external accounting regulations. Serves as a functional expert and assists with guideline interpretation for internal partner groups.
* Internal control Ensures transparency in financial reporting and disclosures. Leads Internal Control over Financial Reporting compliance and reporting for the AR and AP teams. Take responsibility as process owner or control owner
* Risk management - Overseas implementation of collection and credit risk management solutions. Overseas the provision of accurate and timely credit assessments to business partners.
* Optimisation Oversees implementation of best practices and continuously optimises practices to improve collection performance, gain efficiency and drive productivity gains.
* Reporting - Ensures timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of reporting package and associated disclosures. Ensures timely provision of management insights for operational AR and AP.
* HR Ensures (with HR Manager support) that the area of responsibility is properly organised, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect subordinates within HR policies.

The Company:
The client is a leader within the Automation and Control Systems field with operations in 100 countries worldwide. They specialise in providing integrated solutions to the Transmission and Distribution and Oil & Gas industry with projects offshore and overseas.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Part or Fully Qualified ICM
* Previous Team Lead Experience
* Credit Control experience
* Proven communication skills at all levels (Verbal & Written)
* Flexible approach to working hours
* Large Company Experience
* Experience of ERP FI module preferably SAP

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Previous experience of developing and implementing processes and procedures

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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