Finance Officer, Sales Ledger - Cardiff

Outline of Role

What you’ll do:

The Finance Officer will provide a professional and timely accounting service in respect of processing all applications and invoices to clients and the efficient collection of debt.

The candidate will have strong skills in accounting and a passion to develop and progress. The candidate will have a can-do attitude, be reliable and enjoy meeting tight deadlines.

The Finance Officer must be professional in their attitude to work and have an eye for detail and accuracy, ensuring the sales ledger is accurately maintained, and collection deadlines are met.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller, key responsibilities will include:

  • Monthly processing of applications for payment, liaising with the project team to ensure the accuracy of the applications.
  • Daily filing of payment certificates and the issuing of sales invoices on self-billing accounts.
  • Processing receipts daily, raising the sales invoice relating to paid applications, and daily allocation of cash.
  • Daily banking of cheques.
  • Monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Reconcile aged debtors to debtors control account.
  • Process client credit applications in line with the business policy.
  • Process credit checks on clients.
  • Ensure client debt is paid in accordance with agreed terms and conditions, or in accordance with best practice.
  • Issue monthly statements to clients.
  • Issue overdue debt letters to clients.
  • Issue notice for legal proceedings for overdue debt monthly.
  • Chase debtors following the Group SCS Credit Control procedure.
  • Provide feedback and input to the weekly debtors meeting and follow up required actions.

About You – What you will bring to us

  • Graduate and/or AAT Qualified.
  • At least 3+ years’ experience in an accounting function with relevant experience.
  • Experience in construction and knowledge of CIS would be beneficial.
  • The successful candidate must have a fantastic work ethic and drive to work in a financial environment and be able to demonstrate their ambition to learn and develop.
  • A strong customer service focus, and the ability to build effective working relationships with staff and external stakeholders/suppliers.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise, with a proactive and hands-on approach to meet deadlines.
  • Experience using Sage 200 is beneficial.
  • Sound working knowledge of MS Windows-based software packages, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail, and the internet.
  • Intermediate excel skills – Pivot tables and VLookups are essential.

Benefits

We know that if our employees are happy, our customers are happy. That’s why we offer a great benefits package. Our reward and benefits package includes:
Competitive salary dependent on experience
Performance-related bonus
Group pension plan
Generous holiday allowance

After a qualifying period of one year:

Free gym membership
Free health insurance
5% Pension contributions

After a qualifying period of two years:

Death in service policy

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