Accounts Receivable Clerk (6 Month FTC)

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About Colas Ltd
Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.
About the Role
We currently have an opportunity available within our head office accounts team on a fixed term contract basis to cover maternity leave. Our centralised accounts team manages all processes and accounting activities for the whole Colas business UK wide and this role-plays an important part in collecting debts and negotiating payment plans to ensure sufficient cash flow within the business. You will:
* Deal with cash posting of all incoming cash
* Chase debts by both phone and email, working towards quarterly and monthly targets to reduce debt
* Negotiate and agree payment plans where necessary
* Take payments over the phone, online and in cash
* Deal with internal and external queries related to accounts receivable
* Work to set targets to reduce debtor days
* Assist with other accounting duties where necessary to help manage workload within the team
As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas are also offering some great benefits with this role, which include:
* Competitive pension contribution
* 25 days annual leave per annum + bank holidays and the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
* Ongoing training, and personal professional development
* Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal
About you
You will be a proven Accounts Receivable Clerk or Credit Controller with a strong record of accomplishment with regards to retrieving debts owed to the business and reducing debtor days. Our customers are important to us so we are looking for someone with a balance excellent customer service and negotiate skills, reducing the company’s debts whilst maintaining our customer relationships. You will:
* Be a strong communicator and relationship builder with excellent negotiation skills
* Be highly accurate and be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and timely record keeping
* Be able to manage your own workload and be motivated to meet targets to reduce debts and debtor days
* Enjoy working as a team and be interested in getting involved in other accounting duties as and when needed
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