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Senior Accounts Receivable Officer

Employer
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southend-On-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Receivable
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join the Accounts Receivable Team and become responsible for managing the day to day requirements of credit control, ensuring adherence to approved policies and procedures.

You will be required to manage the overall debt collection process from the point the invoice is raised with scheduled reminder letters through to managing the debts referred to the debt collection agency and where necessary the small claims court and finally when all avenues for collection have been exploited, recommending for write off.

Your role will involve dealing with customers and service line managers and other internal members of staff, therefore well-developed interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

The role requires an approachable personality, good attention to detail, good computer skills and must be able to work without the need for direct supervision, being able to priorities and allocate work to team members to meet weekly and monthly deadlines.

Liaise with customers/clients/patients/managers, both verbally and in writing, to investigate queries
uested and to alert when invoices are not being paid in a timely manner
Issue reminder letters in line with procedures and on a monthly basis issue customer/client/patient statements of outstanding invoices.
Prepare schedule of debt write offs on a monthly basis, submitting with appropriate back up for authorisation.
Monthly analysis and reporting of overdue debts.
Proposes changes to working practices and procedures when planning for the impact of new legislation and implements procedures set by others.
Organise work priorities to meet timetabled deadlines, specifically working to month end and year end requirements and deadlines.
Analyse financial data to identify errors and sort out problems from a range of options.
Carry out complex calculations about payments and decide whether and how to pursue over/under payments.
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people. We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

We look forward to your application.

Please refer to attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities.

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