Interim Exchequer Services Manager – Accounts

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Interim Exchequer Services Manager - Accounts
Southwark, London
Interim Position

LFB 0006 28AE / 1

Posted: 22nd June 2022 10:54
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  • Pay Rate:

    £20.26 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Southwark, London,

    SE1 0LL

What's involved with this role:

Interim Exchequer Services Manager - Accounts

Job Ref: LFB 0006 28AE / 1

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Basic DBS required for this role

To lead a team responsible for providing a high quality and fully comprehensive accounts payable and receivable service, delivered punctually, cost effectively and in a friendly, responsive and professional manner. Candidates will have experience of managing an accounting team in a large organisation and excellent customer service skills.

Key accountabilities:

  • Oversee the checking, batching and processing of all invoices received and the prioritising of payments according to age and value.
  • Reconcile all Accounts Payable inputs before the weekly BACS production are released for despatch.
  • Control and monitor credits and payments on the system.
  • Prepare monthly performance indicator figures.
  • Collate statistical information relating to departmental receipt of purchase orders and liaise with Procurement Department to control expenditure.
  • Oversee the checking and dispatch of all invoices raised on Payment of Income Management System and assist in maintaining the customer database.
  • Oversee the credit control function including the production and despatch of reminder letters and statements; and the chasing of debtor by telephone.
  • Oversee the referral of unpaid debts to Legal Services for further action and the maintenance of a watching brief over all claims referred.
  • Liaise with both client sections and customers for the effective management of unpaid debts, including dealing with difficult telephone and written queries.

 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

 

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Experience of managing in a financial administration and accounting environment in a large organisation.
  • Experience operating a computerised accounting system that includes General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and commitment facilities.
  • Experience of working to and setting service quality and customer care standards.
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff and ensuring that they are trained to their full potential.
  • Knowledge of computerised accounting systems and assisting in the development and implementation of new systems, upgrades and procedures.
  • An understanding of the principles of invoice payment and debt recovery issues and their implications for budgets and cash flow.

 

Skills:

  • Effective communication skills (both oral and in writing) to deal with a variety of personnel, including individuals, Departmental Manager’s and outside bodies with regards to invoice payment and debt management matters.
  • Well developed interpersonal skills in order to develop and maintain efficient working relationships with staff at all levels, ensuring high standards of customer care.
  • Proven ability to manage own workload within deadlines, prioritise and allocate work to support staff and to be flexible and responsive to a demanding workload,
  • Ability to be methodical in the application of AP and AR related computerised processes.
  • Experience of using a range of IT applications (e.g. Microsoft Windows, Word, Access, Outlook and accounting software or similar packages - cross training will be provided).

 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.

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