Overview

**This role is maternity cover, up to 12 months **

This role plays a key part in the Best Finance team and is part of its finance leadership team. Managing both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable it not only ensures that our suppliers are paid, and customers pay, on-time but it also ensures cash is managed effectively in Best.

A significant part of the debt collection process included is being responsible for managing our credit insurance policy, with both our broker insurer. Finally, continuing to develop our processes going forwards is important including the move to paperless working with projects such as EDI.

The successful candidate will be able to successfully manage key finance teams for the business, influence leadership stakeholders and manage relations with 3rd parties such as customers.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Managing and supporting two direct reports to ensure effectiveness of the AP/AR functions within Finance
  • Managing the Accounts Receivable Team and liaising with customers to ensure that customer receipts are received as per contractual agreements and that aged debt is minimal
  • Ensuring that all trade customer debt is covered by a form of security as per the customer contracts. This includes managing the credit insurance policies and cover, and ensuring that any customer that cannot attain a sufficient level of credit insurance is covered by an alternative security e.g. LOC/bond
  • Reviewing customer balances against credit limits on an ongoing basis, to ensure no customers are overtrading or forecasted to overtrade their limit and putting corrective action in place to mitigate
  • Signing off new franchisee customer account openings, ensuring that all documentation has been received and checked
  • Managing the Accounts Payable Team to ensure that all supplier invoices are processed, and any queries resolved in a timely manner
  • Completing the BFL daily cash flow forecast that feeds into the Booker Group, liaising with the Booker Treasury team on any queries
  • Reviewing and signing off Balance Sheet recs at month end to ensure no unexpected items
  • Collaborating with the wider BFL/Booker teams on projects that will enhance the business’ effectiveness – both departmental and the wider business
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)
  • The successful candidate will be able to successfully manage key finance teams for the business, influence leadership stakeholders and manage relations with 3rd parties such as customers.

Shift Hours: 40 hrs per week (Mon-Fri)

Salary: Competitive

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