Finance Assistant / Credit Controller

Recruiter
Kerv
Location
Hybrid working – 2 days in the office, 3 days from home
Salary
Circa £28k
Posted
06 Dec 2021
Closes
06 Jan 2022
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

About Us

At Kerv, we leverage the power of technology to help our customers stay ahead. We do this through our brilliant people who focus relentlessly on the customer and their needs, delivering world-class cloud solutions and digital transformation.  Launched in July 2020, Kerv is a next-generation ‘customer-first, cloud-first’ provider, created to help customers achieve successful business outcomes in a new digital era.  

We are undergoing an exciting period of transformation and growth following the merger of five highly successful organisations. Further acquistions are planned for 2021 and onwards.  

The finance team is central to partnering with business leaders to provide accurate, timely and quality information to support their growth plans.  Our current systems and processes are bespoke and not scalable, it is planned that these will be moved across to Group systems towards the end of 2021 and this role will be at the heart of making this successful.

About the role

You will be: 

  • a key contributor in the migration and establishment of the new accounting platform and its on-going success
  • working in a fast-moving environment for a PE backed company with a philosophy of building exceptional excellent customer and employee experience 
  • working simultaneously on a number of legal entities and ensuring that each are accurate 
  • a key and visible team member

     

Your part to play

Cash Reporting

  • Monitor and review the reconciliation of all bank accounts both GBP and International identifying and resolving any discrepancies. 
  • Assist with cashflow forecasting when necessary

     

Sales Ledger & Sales Order Processing

  • Assist with inputting new signed sales orders into Service Now (SN) and accounting processes, assess credit worthiness, liaising with Field Sales and Desk Based Account Managers, passing to relevant departments for timely implementation. 
  • Assist with compiling and validating the sales work in progress schedule, assisting the Management Accountant with monitoring job completion to most effectively generate invoices. 
  • Assist with the work-in-progress reporting process. 
  • Create and process Sales Invoices for major projects, matching against SN  and providing detailed analysis. 
  • Provide specific cover for team members – Sales & Billings 

Purchase Ledger

  • Monitor purchase ledger postings and Aged Creditor reporting, identifying and resolving discrepancies 
  • Manage the input and reconciliation of postings from Expense management software, including employee expenses and company credit cards. 
  • Collation of proposed supplier payments for review.   

Credit Control

  • Assist with managing the monthly credit control cycle including generating Aged Debtors reports, 7 day notice emails, plus warning of suspension emails. 
  • Monthly Statement Runs – building customer relationships with regular email contact, monitoring promise of payments, reporting problem debtors at weekly debtor meetings
  • Maintain database on accounting system with payment terms, updating addresses, emails etc. 

General

  • Provide cover for other Finance personnel as required, including team email boxes.
  • To undertake any other duties as required by the CFO and Financial Controller to maintain an efficient and effective Finance team and to assist in the achievement of the team’s KPI’s. 
  • To assist colleagues in Finance Department with queries 

About you

  • Part-Qualified Accountant with an approved accounting body (or qualified by experience)  
  • Customer Service Orientated.
  • Involvement in systems implementation projects. 
  • Extensive knowledge using accounting platform 
  • Highly organised, dynamic and self-motivated, with a good eye for detail but with the ability to step back and appreciate the wider picture. 
  • Confident in providing financial feedback to managers 
  • Excellent at problem solving skills, using initiative and common sense. 
  • Strong commercial awareness. 
  • Excellent communications skills, both orally and written. 
  • Enjoys working closely with business colleagues integrating financial matters with operational matters. 
  • Enjoys working in a friendly team within an open plan environment, thriving in a pressured working environment. 
  • Mature and professional approach to work.

Skills and Aptitude

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the whole company in a consistent and positive manner
  • Strong excel skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take direction

You will live the Kerv values …

  • Trust each other
  • Care for the Customer
  • Team is everything
  • Spread good vibes

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Hybrid working – 2 days in the office, 3 days from home
  • 37.5 hours week
  • 22 days holiday
  • Health insurance/Pension plus other benefits
  • Location – City of London

     

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