Website Reed Talent Solutions
About the role The purpose of this role will be the leader of a team responsible for providing a high quality and fully comprehensive accounts payable and receivable service to the organisation and all other users, delivered punctually, cost effectively and in a friendly, responsive and professional manner. Key Responsibilities To oversee the checking, batching and processing of all invoices received and the prioritising of payments according to age and value. Releasing batches for payment after checking data input.Authorising payments by hand-written cheque and telegraphic transfer of funds when appropriate. Overseeing the recording and following up of confirmation of receipt of goods or service for payments made in advance.Reconcile all Accounts Payable inputs before the weekly BACS production is released for despatch.To be responsible for controlling and monitoring credits and payments on the system.Respond courteously to difficult enquiries about non or incorrect payment of invoices.To oversee the checking and dispatch of all invoices raised on Payment of Income Management System (PIMS) and assist in maintaining the customer database.To oversee the credit control function including the production and despatch of reminder letters and statements; and the chasing of debtor by telephone.Ensuring that batch input is reconciled on a daily basis and that all AR transactions are reconciled to meet deadlines at the end of each accounting period.To 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. Skills, Knowledge and Experience Experience of managing in a financial administration and accounting environment in a large organisation. Operating a computerised accounting system that includes General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and commitment facilities.Experience of managing and motivating staff and ensuring that they are trained to their full potential.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, together with the ability to be methodical in the application of AP and AR related computerised processes.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.