Accounts Receivable Team Leader

Accounts Receivable Team Leader

  • Location

    Coventry, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alexandra Douthwaite

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Are you an experienced Accounts Receivable Supervisor? Do you thrive in a busy environment and enjoy making an impact?

Gleeson Recruitment Group are working in partnership with a highly successful organisation based near Coventry seeking an Accounts Receivable Team Leader to manage a seasoned team of 6 on a permanent basis. The successful Accounts Receivable Team Leader will be based from the Coventry office on a hybrid basis for a salary of up to £35,000 PA.

The primary purpose of the role is to effectively manage the Accounts Receivable, Credit Control, Invoicing and Cash Allocation team members within the head office to ensure an efficient, effective invoicing, AR, credit & collections service is provided to the business and to customers, suppliers and colleagues.

The business offer a flexible hybrid working pattern and great benefits. The AR Team Leader will look after a team of 6 successful Credit Controllers and report into the Credit Manager. Following growth within the business, this is a fantastic opportunity to drive the progression of the team and support senior management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop the team and ensure team member careers are developed in line with HR policy
  • Mange the workload, priorities and initiatives of the team to ensure KPI's are met
  • Conduct regular 121s and set objectives, with a focus on team engagement and development
  • Ensure team members embody the businesses values and behaviours to drive the culture shift

Management of workload & credit management processes:

  • Ensure credit controllers, invoicing team members and cash allocation teams are managed appropriately, and bad debt is kept to a minimum using effective credit control and debt management practices; work to ensure agreed cash collection targets are met
  • Build relationships with sales teams, customers and other key stakeholders to ensure credit control objectives are met while maintaining excellent customer relationships and enhancing the customer experience
  • Agree timing for the calculation of bad debt provision and provide information as appropriate
  • Partner with the Credit Manager to create reporting and KPIs on debtors, debtor days and performance against targets
  • Manage Cash Allocation in a timely fashion and address discrepancies promptly
  • Ensure the team are managing customer queries which prevent payment and ensure these are resolved in a timely manner in conjunction with the customer service team
  • Ensure amendments to customer master data are managed appropriately and in accordance with agreed controls

Essential experience:

  • Effective and experienced Senior Credit Controller/ AR confident in dealing with large complex customers, preferably in retail
  • Great customer service ethos
  • Good at juggling and managing multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Understanding of billing and cash management processes
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Comfortable with meeting stakeholders and managing questions
  • Good understanding of controls and risk
  • Numerate and IT literate, able to produce meaningful & actionable Management Information

If you are a senior credit controller or supervisor and are looking for a new challenge in a thriving, exciting team, get in touch! / 07554335466.



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