Sales Ledger Specialist

Salary/Rate:£25,000 - £35,000 per annum + 33 days annual leave + extras
Job type:Perm
Location:Sheffield

About the Role

Sewell Wallis are delighted to be working with a reputable organisation based in Sheffield who are expanding their team and are looking for an Sales Ledger Specialist to join them on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be joining the team at an exciting time as they are going through a period of growth and development. The role will report into the Accounts Receivable Manager.

What will you be doing?

  • Timely and accurate application of all receivable cash receipts in accordance with customer remittance advice including cheque, credit card, cash on delivery and electronic BACS bank receipts.
  • Manage and process A/R customer refunds and undertake collection activities in line with debt management processes.
  • Ensuring the end-to-end accounts receivable process is fit for purpose striving for a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Manage a designated accounts receivable portfolio consisting of Key, National, Retail and Independent business accounts providing high quality customer and stakeholder service.
  • Maintain complete, accurate and updated records of collection activity and account reconciliations.
  • Timely research and resolution of deductions or disputed items, and short/over payments.
  • Responsible for review of orders on credit hold and taking appropriate action within a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with customers and internal teams to continually enhance the effectiveness and quality of service provided by Accounts Receivable team.
  • Manage and maintain assigned Email Management System queues, as required, working towards SLA’s. 
  • Manage Customer Portals – Assist with queries raised relating to invoices processed/credits due.
  • Research unidentified payments and assist in daily and monthly cash reconciliation to ensure an accurate month-end close.
  • Ensure monthly processing deadlines are met as required. 
  • Understand and work within GDPR and confidentiality practices. 
  • Work collaboratively as a part of a team to undergo shared tasks and projects providing advice and expertise.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Previous experience working in a Sales Ledger position.
  • Confident using different accounting software.
  • Be able to use Microsoft applications, including Excel.
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.                                                                           
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

What’s on offer?

  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - increasing to 38 days over 5 years.
  • Hybrid, flexible working.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme.
  • Health and Well-being portal – access to financial, health and well-being support and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Discounts – you will have access to Blue Light and NHS discounts as well as discounts on mobile phones, gym membership, cinema tickets, restaurants, holidays and shopping.

Send us your CV below, or contact Lawrie Bacon for more information.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful. Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.

Job ref: LB/4952Post Date: 03.07.24

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Lawrie Bacon

Lawrie Bacon

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