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AP/AR Specialist

Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 14, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Receivable
Contract Type
Full Time

At Nexans our global vision is to electrify the future. At Distribution & Usages buisness group this means providing reliable cabling systems and smart energy solutions, including power accessories, to make buildings and power networks more efficient, more people oriented and more sustainable.

Nexans recognizes the differences that make each employee valuable and unique. Diversity is key to performance and to our global ambition to lead the world in the energy transition towards a sustainable planet. This we know from experience. All differences are appreciated and respected at Nexans. As a result, you will be an active part of a multinational organization where we cultivate the culture of sharing your unique point of view. This is why we encourage diversity in our recruitment - Bring yours to Nexans, it is welcome!


The AP/AR Specialist will be an integral part of the Finance team reporting to the Finance Manager

The primary responsibilities for the role include: timely cash collection, investigation and regular reviews. Working closely with the sales team to resolve all customer queries, carry out regular reviews of credit terms and risk, Accounts Payable processing and bank transaction posting.

This position will also play a key role to the month/year end reporting and will be expected to drive and promote process and control improvements where applicable.


Credit Control / Sales Ledger
  • Responsible for collection of money, contacting customers for overdue payments and answering queries from customers
  • Understanding and managing the credit control risk through credit insurance ensuring that internal guidelines are followed
  • Maintenance of customer accounts and credit limits
  • Print invoices daily and send out to customers
  • Check the bank daily and update Daily Cash Sheet with all bank movements
  • Post all receipts to customer ledger and allocate accordingly
  • Analysis of aged debtors
  • Sending out statements at month end
  • Investigate customer debit notes
  • Reviewing and checking settlement discounts taken
  • New customer requests - dealing with account applications and accessing Euler Hermes to check the credit rating. Request credits and increases as required.
  • Month end reporting on overdues
  • Debtors balance sheet reconciliations

Accounts Payable
  • Post supplier invoices - Stock and non-stock
  • Add supplier invoices on to Document Management System (Docuware)
  • Suggest supplier payments on a weekly basis for approval by Finance & Payroll Manager
  • Post payments via the bank to the vendor ledgers and allocate accordingly
  • Ensure all bank entries are posted on a daily basis
  • Vendor statement reconciliations to ensure all invoices / credits have been received and posted

  • Update Business Central daily with FX Rates
  • Open post daily and distribute
  • Assist with annual audit
  • Any other duties as reasonably required

  • An accounting qualification such as AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians)
  • 3+ years working experience as a Finance Office or AP/AR Specialist or similar role within an accounts environment
  • Experience using financial software and systems (Microsoft Business Central/Navision would be advantageous)
  • Solid knowledge of UK financial and accounting procedures
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Have good problem solving skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks at once
  • Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data
  • Fluent English


Among our employees we share the same values- we are pioneers of the energy transition, dedicated to deliver to the highest standards of performance, united to achieve our ambitious goal.

At the individual level our growth culture is built on trust and collaboration. We wish to welcome you as a valuable member of our team. To enable impact we believe in autonomy at the local level at the same time as we encourage knowledge sharing within our global engineering competence.


In case this is not the job for you, but perhaps you have a friend who would be a great match - please forward the job to them, thanks!

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