Accounts Receivable Assistant

  • Location
    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Salary
    £ 20000 - £ 22000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Accounts Assistant

Accounts Receivable Assistant

Salary: £ 22,000

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits: Company pension scheme, life assurance and a discretionary bonus scheme.
Staff receive gym membership discount, free fruit is provided in the office and we have a support and counselling service available to all employees. We have free parking on site and an early finish on a Friday. In addition, we organise Christmas and summer social events for staff and a Children's Christmas party.


If accuracy and numbers are your thing, our credit control team needs you. Whether you've worked in finance before or not, as long as you have strong IT and administration skills, we can teach you all you need to know to support our credit controllers. You'll join a busy team of 11. You'll take responsibility for invoicing some of our key clients, which relies on you gathering and entering the right information, trouble-shooting any invoice queries and meeting monthly deadlines set by our customers.

If you already understand sales ledger procedures and you're familiar with Sage, that would be great. What's really important though is that you care about getting things right first time and with a bit of on-the-job training you'll quickly pick things up and run with the processes you've been shown.

As you'd expect in the construction sector, we're an early start business. Working hours are 39 hours a week, starting no later than 8.00am (Monday to Friday) and finishing early on Fridays.


  • To raise invoices in line with the billing schedule and submit to the appropriate site/customer to ensure all work completed is invoiced at the correct time
    * To communicate with the Regional Managers when required to ensure the timely receipt of the signed confirmation of works from site
    * To work closely with the credit controllers to ensure accurate requirements are maintained
    * To raise authorised credit notes as required to update and correct customers ledgers
    * To carry out filing of all monthly invoice/applications and cash receipts
    * To carry out additional tasks to support the business as required

Required Experience

  • Experience of working in an accounts receivable department
    * Experience of managing own workload
    * Experience of working to deadlines

Required Skills

  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships
    * Strong written and verbal communication skills
    * Good IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
    * Good organisational skills, including the ability to time manage and prioritise effectively
    * Excellent accuracy and attention to detail

    * Self-motivated with a flexible approach to working
    * Ability to present precise and accurate information
    * Ability to achieve set KPIs and targets

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