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Accounts Receivable Assistant

Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Receivable
Contract Type
Full Time
Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do, and we start by taking care of you, our valued colleague. A career at Sedgwick means experiencing our culture of caring. It means having flexibility and time for all the things that are important to you. It's an opportunity to do something meaningful, each and every day. It's having support for your mental, physical, financial and professional needs. It means sharpening your skills and growing your career. And it means working in an environment that celebrates diversity and is fair and inclusive.
A career at Sedgwick is where passion meets purpose to make a positive impact on the world through the people and organizations we serve. If you are someone who is driven to make a difference, who enjoys a challenge and above all, if you're someone who cares, there's a place for you here. Join us and contribute to Sedgwick being a great place to work.
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Accounts Receivable Assistant
The Role:
The Accounts Receivable function is responsible for providing a first-class service to the entire UK business. The team are focused on reducing debt through credit control activities and improving our overall working capital position.
We are looking for an individual who is up for a challenge and is keen to make an impact. You will be focused on improving debt collection, you will contribute to ensuring that the UK group's aged debt is managed effectively, and DSO targets are met.
Reporting to Accounts Receivable Credit Controllers, you`ll be working closely with the operational and finance teams as well as directly with our clients across the globe on billing and collecting debt. The role is broad, challenging and rewarding and successful candidates will be responsible for the entire Accounts receivable process from billing, resolving queries, through to credit control and cash allocation.
The Accounts Receivable Assistant will support the Accounts Receivable Controllers and Team Leaders in delivering team objectives. You will have a particular focus on billing and cash allocations but will also support on collections activities and liaising with the Operations teams. There is a real opportunity for you to learn from more experienced AR team members and develop your career and we are looking for an individual with the drive to progress.
Responsibilities will include:
- Assist with the set-up of accounts for new clients to achieve their billing needs
- Work to procedures and processes for Accounts Receivable that support company and departmental standards and strategic directives
- Review and submit billing transactions, including invoicing, refunds, credits and write-offs on a timely basis in order to provide excellent service to clients and the operational and Finance teams
- Maintain an excellent relationship with Operational teams and clients for the purpose of information gathering for billing, reporting and credit control
- Strive for 100% billing accuracy in order to ensure efficiency in the Accounts Receivable process and identify areas for improvement in processes
- Ability to manage workload in order to achieve both billing and cash collections targets to ensure both of these areas are getting the appropriate attention in order to reduce the overall DSO position
- Ensure cash allocations are done on a timely basis and unallocated cash issues are resolved quickly
Other such reasonable duties within the general scope of the job title, at your manager's discretion.
Many of our colleagues now benefit from working flexibly between the office and home, which helps support a healthy work/life balance. When you do spend time in our office, you'll experience bright and open surroundings which offer excellent areas for collaboration as well as desk space. It's an ideal environment for working alongside and interacting with fellow colleagues.
You will have/will be
- Educated to at least 5 GCSE/GCE at A-C grades, including Maths
- Collections experience essential
- Billings and collections experience preferably within the insurance industry desirable
- Technical competencies in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage
- Able to work to targets, be self-motivated, focused, assertive and able to work in a team
- Excellent communication skills via all appropriate media
- As a global business, we are always interested in hearing from candidates with bi-lingual/multilingual skills
What will you get for this role?
- Competitive salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
- Many of our vacancies offer the opportunity to work flexibly, whether from office and/or home
- Healthcare scheme
- A Self Invested Personal Pension Scheme
- Holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
- Discounts on various products and services
- Employee assistance programme for employee wellbeing
- Life assurance
- Group Income Protection
- Voluntary benefits - dental cover, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, wellbeing and digital GP app
Working at Sedgwick
Our company is a place where creative and caring people of all backgrounds can be challenged, grow as individuals, and feel a higher purpose in the unique value they bring and the difference they make in the lives of others. We celebrate our differences; cultivating uniqueness and belonging allows us to connect with our consumers on a personal level, understand our clients' needs, support the communities in which we operate, and perform at our best.
We're passionate and understanding about our colleagues - so we have built flexibility into our colleague working model. If you wish to work from home, split your working time between the home and office or change your hours so you can collect your children or care for someone in your family, we're supportive of that. As a flexible employer, we're happy to discuss options that take into consideration your personal needs for this position during your interview.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to: ID document verification, credit check, address verification, employment verification, employment gap verification, UK DBS, UK financial regulator search, anti-money laundering search, directorship search and global watch list check.
Sedgwick is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.
Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Sedgwick retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.
Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Caring counts
Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Every day, in every time zone, the most well-known and respected organizations place their trust in us to help their employees regain health and productivity, guide their consumers through the claims process, protect their brand and minimize business interruptions. Our more than 30,000 colleagues across 80 countries embrace our shared purpose and values as they demonstrate what it means to work for an organization committed to doing the right thing - one where caring counts. Watch this video to learn more about us. (

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