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Accounts Receivable Manager

Heaton Chapel, Stockport, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Receivable
Contract Type
Full Time
OCU is a leading engineering service provider in the fast-growing utilities space, covering power, telco, water and more. Head quartered in Stockport, our operations span the entire UK, where our circa 2,000 team services the largest utility providers in the market.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Accounts Receivable Manager to come and join us located at the newly refurbished head office in Stockport on a 12 month FTC, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the Accounts Receivable function of the OCU Group. This role involves managing a team of 4, raising sales invoices for a number of OCU entities, monitoring client accounts, ensuring timely payment of invoices and minimising bad debt risks:

Key responsibilities

  • Invoicing and Statements:
  • Managing the Accounts Receivable team to ensure accurate and timely invoices are issued to clients.
  • Sending regular statements and reminders to clients regarding outstanding balances.
  • Payment Monitoring:
  • Monitoring and tracking client accounts to ensure timely payment.
  • Identifying and addressing late payments promptly.

Client Communication:
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with clients.
  • Maintaining regular communication with clients regarding their accounts.
  • Handling client queries related to invoices and payments.
  • Reporting:
  • Generating and analysing aged debt reports.
  • Providing regular updates on bad debt provisions.
  • Legal Compliance:
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant financial regulations and credit control policies.
  • Collaborating with legal counsel if legal action is required.
  • Process Improvement:
  • Continuously evaluating and improving AR processes.
  • Implementing best practices to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Skills, qualifications and experience
    • Proven experience as an AR Manager or supervisor
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
    • Relevant industry experience would be great!
    • Attention to detail, strong analytical abilities.
    • Proficiency in using financial software (ideally Microsoft Dynamics 365) and Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
    • Proactive and results-oriented.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
    • Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines.

    Company Information

    Established in 1994, OCU Group is one of the fastest growing utility engineering contractors in the UK, with a long successful track record in delivering customer-focused civil engineering solutions.

    Working directly with many of the country’s leading blue-chip power, water, telecoms, and rail clients, we are looking for the very best talent to join our growing team.

    We pride ourselves on empowering our employees and offering opportunities for them to take control of their own personal development and career progression in a supportive environment.

    We believe that being successful is a choice.

    We choose to be successful.

    We are OCU, ‘One Company United’.

    We celebrate difference and appreciate diverse backgrounds. We encourage everyone who join us to be themselves at work and create inclusive teams in our workplace.

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