The Sales Ledger Analyst is a key member of the Sales Ledger team, supporting in all aspects of day to day running of the Group Sales Ledger function. The team oversees in excess of £20m in cash collections each month with very low delinquency. You will report to the Group Accounts Receivable Manager and may be required to assist others within the wider finance team and business depending upon priorities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Help develop reporting and presentation of accounts receivable information including monthly KPI pack
- Ensure the Group overdue debt is monitored and minimized on an ongoing basis
- Prepare incoming cash projections and historical reports Account reconciliations
- Accounts receivable support including analysis and setting of customer credit limits
- Credit control responsibility for groups of customers
- Assist with set up of new customers
- Support and monitor internal control structure to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
- Improvement of AR performance and reduced DSO / Debtor days
- Support General ledger accounting across all group companies
- Support day-to-day cash flow and banking relationships (including cash allocation)
- Compile multiple company Direct Debit runs
- Support Group Accounts Receivable Manager with system improvement projects
- Support with the timely provision of information to the external auditors
Experience, skills and knowledge requirements:
- Excellent communication and customer care skills
- Ability to critically assess process and suggest and implement improvements on an ongoing basis
- Ability to work in a team environment and strong computer-related skills (strong Excel an advantage)
- A Minimum of 3 years of credit control / AR experience and knowledge of accounting systems (preferably SAP)
- Experience of working with an internal control structure e.g. SOX and of working for an overseas parent is desirable
Core Compencies required
- Administer Effectively: Monitors daily implementation of activities, projects, policies and procedures; notices errors and gaps; keeps detailed and accurate records; processes paperwork promptly and follows up on important details. Strong attention to detail.
- Manage Finances: Understands the financial implications of various actions; makes effective use of various sources of financial information (e.g., operating reports, spreadsheets, etc.); establishes and meets realistic goals based on sound analysis.
- Facilitate Work: Provides consistent, clear work direction relative to current priorities; monitors work progress against goals; manages conflicting requirements; removes obstacles; instills a sense of urgency relative to task.
- Demonstrate Interpersonal Skills: Communicates in an open, straight forward, honest and respectful style; understands the effect the communication style has on others.
- Time Management: Establishes realistic priorities; accurately assesses own time requirements for various projects; activities; schedules own time and activities efficiently.
- Take Initiative: Assumes responsibility for necessary actions or problem resolution when accountability is not clear; appropriately initiates behavior on initiatives without requiring explicit management direction or guidance; knows when management involvement is required and seeks it out. Has an innate curiosity and desire to get to the root of things. Consistently looks for efficiencies and ways to improve production and presentation of information.