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AR Accountant - Belgium/DACH/Export

Employer
Method
Location
Frimley, Camberley, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Receivable
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Lifestyle Brands (the LSB) is a growing house of like-minded brands under the SC Johnson umbrella including Method, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Babyganics and Ecover. Headquartered in San Francisco with additional operations in Chicago and throughout Europe, the LSB is home to 650 employees. Together we act as a force for bold, transformative growth with a focus on delivering positive impact for people and the planet. If you're into pioneering the future and doing good while doing business, come join us.

The LSB is part of SC Johnson, a family-owned company and leading manufacturer of household cleaning, home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care products, as well as professional products. Originally founded in 1886 and headquartered in Wisconsin, U.S.A., SC Johnson and the Lifestyle Brands division are at work for a better world.

AR Accountant - Belgium/DACH/Export



Location:
Frimley, UK

Contract type: Permanent

People Leader: AR Manager

Function: Finance

Internal

Job Title:
Analyst, Accounts Receivable

What's in it for you?
  • Competitive pay & benefits
  • Flexible working hours + compressed week hours (1/2 day off on Fridays)
  • 'Build your own' learning program
  • Free breakfast & snacks
  • 25 days annual holiday + additional days after service
  • Pension, Life cover & Health Insurance
  • Volunteering days
  • Season ticket loan
  • Wellness days

Overview:

We are looking for a brilliant (and experienced) Accounts Receivables Accountant to join the LSB Finance Team in our brand-new Ministry of Clean Office.

We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all. In this role you'll be responsible for maintaining the sales ledgers of the Method & Ecover brands: allocating payments, chasing debts, investigating various customer claims and other ad hoc duties helping the AR manager, whilst also keeping an open eye for operational excellence. You will be collaborating with various stakeholders, whilst helping to maintain proactive, accurate processing of all documents in a timely manner, in order to ensure the department runs smoothly and efficiently.

You will report to the AR Manager and work in a team of another two AR Accountants, working on various markets.



Responsibilities:

  • Ensure invoice accuracy (master data, pricing); recognize billing issues and retrigger invoices and and allocate customer payments
  • Timely resolution of customer claims and escalate repetitive issues
  • Prepare sales ledgers reports and give regular updates to AR Manager
  • Own your ledger, keep the commentary on item level up to date
  • Bring items forward for approval & drive write-off initiatives
  • Assisting & preparing bad debt provision calculations
  • Own the trade spend invoices and influence stakeholders for a timely completion (Logging invoices, getting approvals, following up on blocked credit notes)
  • Investigate and analyze debit notes deducted from customers' payments- Liaise with Sales team & supply chain to solve price& stock queries
  • Internal & external audit: provide auditors with requested documents
  • Be curious and seek opportunities for process improvement and lead their execution (drive simplification and standardization)

Your superpowers:
  • Strong track record in Accounts Receivable, (working on large accounts would be an advantage).
  • Excellent numeric & Excel skills, along with other MS Office applications. SAP experience desired.
  • Good level of German/Dutch would be an advantage.
  • You will be a skilled communicator and will get your message across well. You will love working as part of a team and will be a great collaborator.
  • You will be naturally organized and planned - you are resourceful. You're able to prioritize and juggle lots of tasks at the same time with relentless desire for high standards and high attention to detail.
  • Be curious - passion for learning combined with a can-do attitude
  • Be True - we honestly love honesty. We promise - and expect - radical transparency, authenticity and a culture of inclusion.
  • Stamina, character, sense of humor, proactive approach, and work ethic appropriate for a fast-paced, team-oriented, growth company.

About us:

We are the people behind method + Ecover. We've always done things differently - we're fearless thinkers, mad scientists and daring designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions, and beautiful bubbles. We started small but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colourful place. We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.

Let's get one thing straight - you're not coming here to just sell soap, or cleaning products. You're joining us to move the hearts, souls and minds of others all over the world that see the world differently. We think about cleaning as an act of creative expression, a gesture of rebellion, and, yes, an escape from the normal. We take cleaning seriously - but not ourselves.

Alongside our friends Mrs Meyers and Babyganics, we are collectively known as Lifestyle Brands and are part of the SC Johnson family.

Application:

It's a big, beautiful, colourful world out there and we should celebrate that. That's why we're working hard to be a fully diverse and inclusive place to work. Every day we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels valued, listened to, supported and where we can do our best work. Sure, there's always more that can be done. But together with our team, partners, customers, and community, we can make everyone welcome.

We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates. If you have a disability or a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our vacancies, please visit their Career Hive - careers support for disabled candidates delivered by careers professionals with lived experience of disability. Find out more at https://hive.evenbreak.co.uk.

We are happy to adjust our hiring process to ensure we are accessible to everyone - please let us know what we can do to support you.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that being a team of diverse people with different ideas, views and cultures will help us and our business thrive. We are committed to ensuring everyone who works at the LSB feels that they have a real sense of belonging and that they can show up as who they are, be valued, listened to and supported to do their best possible work.

Sure, there's always more that can be done. But together with our team, partners, customers and community, we can make everyone welcome.

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