Accounts Receivable Associate

At Premier Foods, we create the food the nation loves for modern life.

We’re one of Britain’s largest branded food companies, employing around 4,000 people in over 14 sites across the country, and supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain’s best-loved brands. Those brands include Ambrosia desserts, Batchelors convenient meals, Bisto and OXO stocks and gravies, Loyd Grossman and Sharwood’s cooking sauces, and Mr. Kipling cakes.

Chances are you have one of our products in your home, as over 95% of British households bought one of our products last year.

Location Salary Function Closing date
Manchester Competative Finance 9-6-2017

Job description

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for an experienced AR Associate to join our business team in Manchester, committed to delivering the high standards our customers and consumers have come to expect.  
The team covers a wide range of accounting areas including: balance sheet accounting, tax, fixed assets, capital expenditure, cash flow forecasting, cash and bank accounting, stock accounting and product costing.
Their purpose is to ensure the integrity of the company’s financial statements through the development and enforcement of robust processes and controls in the shared service centre.
As AR Associate, you will be responsible for sales ledger (customer ledger) transactional activities and all associated query management, working in accordance with our strategies and service delivery models.
You will also be responsible for providing professional and co-operative end to end service to both our internal and external customers in line with Premier Foods values, promoting best practice in an excellent shared service environment.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities 
  • Day to day ledger management and housekeeping
  • Ensuring the collections process is working effectively. Resolve issues with customers with disputed invoices and timely follow up of items unpaid
  • Customer account reconciliations
  • Deductions management
  • Query Management – reason coding on SAP etc.
  • Preparation of reports and statements
  • Providing data for FC and CFO monthly reports
  • Participate in monthly reviews with internal stakeholders across the business
  • Provide operational support within the team
  • Provide cover for the Team Leader in their absence
  • Build and maintain good relationships with sales team to deliver excellent results around the associated commercial activity
  • Assist in investigating, mitigating and processing Price Claims
  • Be the first point of contact for query resolution, where appropriate
  • Pro-actively contribute to improvements to systems, structures, procedures and practices within the department
  • Encourage compliance with internal and external customers to support process improvement
  • Engage business areas to improve data quality and suggest process improvements
Minimum Requirements 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working within a credit control and/or query resolution role
  • Excellent Excel skills needed in order to deliver KPIs and reports
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to understand entire end to end processes and owners
  • Good attention to detail, the ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Problem solving skills (error detection, root cause analysis, error correction)

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