Accounts Receivable Specialist
Rutherford Cross
September 14, 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Transactional Management


Rutherford Cross is working exclusively with an exciting scale-up business to recruit a motivated and driven Accounts Receivable Specialist. The client is searching for a skilled financial specialist to join the Accounting Team to help process, track, and record payments in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner. The accounts receivable specialist will have both day-to-day and ongoing impact on financial transactions, keeping the business on track, on time, and on good terms with their valued partners.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is motivated and driven to establish the AR function and keep that system running smoothly by managing cash influx and collecting payments from clients.

The initial purpose of this role is to support the Head of Accounting. This role will include but is not restricted to:

  • Supporting the company in optimising their financial transactions and systems by performing reconciliation of payments and customer accounts
  • Communicating discrepancies to management team
  • Strengthening and growing relationships with producers
  • Documenting current business processes
  • Assisting in streamlining and improving the accounts receivable process identifying areas of performance improvement
  • Exercising integrity and confidentiality in financial reporting and comply with statutory financial requirements

This will include a project element of assisting in the set-up of the banking infrastructure including the direct debit scheme.  This will involve working closely with their IT colleagues and external partners as they build and shape the Deposit Return Scheme finance system.

The role will involve a high degree of manual process and the accounting package used at present is Sage One.  During the monthly cycle you will:

  • Maintain accounts receivable records to ensure aging is up to date, credits and collections are applied, uncollectible amounts are accounted for, and miscellaneous differences are cleared
  • Perform daily cash management duties, including the recording of bank deposits, updating and distribution of cash receipt logs, and posting of cash to the accounts receivable sub-ledger
  • Monitor and collect accounts receivable by contacting clients via telephone, email, and mail
  • Prepare analytical and ratio analysis in relation to A/R for management to gain a better understanding of how collection efforts are progressing
  • Develop appropriate controls and processes required for a start-up function in order to establish a robust control environment
  • Support other accounting and finance team members, inventory management, and cost accounting

Once the system is implemented the organisation will transform to a large scale organisation from Day 1. The Finance Team will be responsible for managing the accounting processes for very high volume, but low value transactions.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in setting up directdebit processes preferable
  • Confident in all levels of stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in implementing process improvements and processes and controls would be a strong advantage
  • Strong high-volume data management
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Management experience would be good
  • Comfortable working with high volumes of data
  • College diploma or equivalent
  • Understanding basic principles of finance, accounting, and bookkeeping
  • Experience of working in a large corporate environment essential
  • Superb time management and detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and Google drive
  • Ability to keep company and partner confidences
  • Proficient at in Sage and Business Central (the future accounting ERP system)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An associate degree
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Prior experience in accounts receivable
  • Experience in driving process improvement
  • Experience in running a direct debit process

An attractive financial package is available commensurate with background and experience required for the role. In addition to a competitive salary up to £40,000 per annum DOE, 33 days annual leave (statutory days included), pension, you will work within a collaborative and social team focused on delivering results. considering either a job share with 3 days per week or full time of 5 days dependent on the successful candidates.

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