Accounts Receivable Team Leader
Rutherford Cross
July 27, 2022
Stirling, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Stirling
Financial Services
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross is supporting an established organisation based in Stirling to appoint an Accounts Receivable Team Leader. This role will manage 5 direct reports daily to ensure delivery of all aspects of Accounts Receivable as well as support the Financial Operations Team Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly regarded business that will offer a role which is fast-paced, broad-ranging and offers autonomy.

Key responsibilities include:

Team Management

  • Management of 5 Direct Reports, supporting and ensuring the team meet their daily and monthly KPI targets, recommending additional support or training where needed
  • Responsibility for planning and organising own workload as well as overseeing the workload of your team
  • Deputising in the absence of the Financial Operations Team Manager
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally

Accounts Receivable

  • Delivery of debt management procedures, including debtor contact and recommendation of proposed sanctions, payment plans, external debt collection agency referrals and legal action
  • Monitoring, reporting, and reconciling of bad debt write-offs and provisions, including notification and escalation to relevant stakeholders
  • Management of external customer accounts to minimise financial risk and recovery of balances
  • Responsibility for ensuring all outstanding debt collection processes have been followed up and updated on the customer’s account in a timely manner
  • Ensure unpaid debtors list is maintained and up to date
  • Taking responsibility for the sales ledger and ensuring the ledgers and other balance sheet account reconciliations are completed on an accurate and timely basis, highlighting any risks as appropriate

Cash operations

  • Oversee month-end activities ensuring they are completed in line with the agreed timescale
  • Writing and reviewing financial control procedures
  • Transmission and control of all outgoing payments
  • Processing and allocation of all incoming receipts
  • Counting, reconciliation and banking of all physical cash, including investigation and escalation of discrepancies and shortages
  • Provision of appropriate security arrangements for all physical cash held on site
  • Management of cash handling risk assessments and audit spot checks

Banking Operations

  • Reconciling the organisation’s bank accounts
  • Reviewing overseas transactions to identify and account for VAT correctly
  • Supporting the management of the Insurance portfolio on a day-to-day basis ensuring the effective administration of all insurance matters

The Candidate

  • Specialist experience working within an Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable environment
  • Experience of working in Credit Control and dealing with large volumes of debt and enquiries within a busy credit control team
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in identifying and implementing system, procedure and process improvements
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to plan and prioritise
  • Strong and demonstrable supervisory skills including coaching, motivating and managing performance

The company are considering candidates with demonstratable management experience as well as candidates with a proven track record working in Accounts Payable and/or accounts receivable. On offer is a salary of £27,000 - £33,000 and an excellent benefits package.

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