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Senior AR Assistant

  • Ligentia
  • Leeds, England, (Hybrid), United Kingdom
  • Full time
  • Finance

We’re looking for an experienced AR Assistant to be apart of a high performing finance team supporting the UK business to meet challenging revenue, profit and cash generation growth targets.

Purpose of the role. Why is it important to Ligentia?

  • To develop, implement and maintain an effective and professional AR system for the company
  • To develop relationships with key stakeholders, such the bank, trade credit insurer, customers and the UK operational teams.
  • Keep the UK overdue debt under the KPI
  • Customer facing start to end within the Order To Cash/Accounts Receivable function.
  • Responsible for managing the Key Account customer base.

Key Responsibilities

  • End to end process relating to customers including WIP, Debt, invoice and credit note management.
  • On-boarding customers – ensure that company policy is adhered to and are able to proactively support the on-boarding process.
  • Credit insurance management including setting and monitor credit limits.
  • To manage the outstanding sales balances falling due and contact customers before the balances become overdue to confirm payments.
  • Credit insurance management including setting and monitor credit limits.
  • Regular communication with the Account Management team to help resolve any outstanding amounts due.
  • Working closely with Account Managers to keep them informed of the credit status of relevant accounts/customers.
  • Plan and prioritise workload, ensuring that all deadlines are achieved and internal cash collection targets are met.
  • Work with the UK finance & operational teams to understand the procedures and where possible drive improvements.
  • Provide a timely service to all internal and external customers, providing information and answers and ad hoc queries.
  • Proactively keep up to date files and records.
  • Regular interaction with the trade credit insurer and our broker.
  • Supporting the Credit Control Manager with Senior tasks/projects.
  • Help to supervise and mentor a small team.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Cargowise (ERP) would be advantageous
  • Credit Insurance knowledge is key.
  • Team player, but also able to work independently
  • Confident and competent in the use of computer systems
  • Accuracy and eye for detail.
  • Query resolution
  • Professional attitude with an awareness of both internal and external customers
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Customer focussed and ability to establish good working relationships
  • Proven Senior Accounts Receivable experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working for a freight forwarding company would be desirable.

Our Working Environment

We’re a growing team of professionals who embrace innovation, work as a fun collaborative unit and are focused on the incremental value we deliver to the business.

If you’re an experienced Finance Assistant and this sounds like a place you would thrive, with challenges you’d relish, we’d be delighted to hear from you!

Why Ligentia? Why now?

Accelerated growth in one of the most dynamic industries you can imagine. Brilliant customers including some of the world’s leading retailers and best-known brands. A tech vision and roadmap that will turn heads for all the right reasons. And colleagues with high commitment and unrivalled knowledge, combined with low ego. A flexible work environment that is collaborative, stimulating and shares genuine feelgood for the work we do together. However you look at it, Ligentia is a great place to be right now.

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