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Accounts Receivable Clerk

Valenture Institute
Cape Town Region Cape Town Western Cape Western Cape, South Africa
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Accounts Receivable
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Valenture is an exciting new start-up in the online education space. Our mission is to evolve what it means to “go” to school by transforming physical limitations into digital opportunities. We do this by providing students worldwide with a fully supported, global online high school experience, steeped in academic excellence and rooted in sustainable practices. We believe in providing more than just a quality online education - we're dedicated to building and empowering a purpose-driven, global student body and equipping them to make the best of both their individual and collective futures.

The role:

We're looking for a qualified and experienced Accounts Receivable ( AR ) Clerk to join our dynamic Finance team based in Cape Town/Remotely.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for full Accounts Receivable function
  • Monthly invoicing, credit notes and customer Statements:
    • Timeous and accurate processing of invoicing
    • Correct customer information maintained on financial system
    • Statements compiled, and delivered together with invoices to customers by month end
    • Timeous and accurate processing of contract and sundry credit notes
    • Allocation of customer receipts in the system (Control account clearing)
    • Investigate and follow up on unidentified receipts
  • Customer liaison :
    • Facilitate the collection of overdue payments, contacting all customers identified in arrears on the AR Age Analysis, resolve reasons for nonpayment and log all customer interactions
    • Transmit letter of demand to all customers in arrears of 60 days
    • System suspensions for non-payment of invoices
    • Compile reporting on non-payment suspensions to send to Student Experience team
  • Financial Reporting:
    • Compile list of bad debts
    • Generate and distribute weekly age analysis
    • Assist with month-end reports

  • Grade 12
  • A bookkeeping or accounting diploma would be advantageous
  • 3-5 Years relevant experience
  • Good working knowledge of Excel
  • Customer Service
  • Bi-lingual, with excellent communication skills essential

Personal Skills & Attributes
  • Computer literate - ability to work on Excel, MS Outlook
  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Sharing and cooperating
  • Work under pressure
  • Dealing with changing circumstances
  • Attention to detail
  • Delivering great customer service


Family member discount for Valenture Institute

Remote work

Voluntary savings Programme

Valenture Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments will be in accordance to our Employment Equity Plan.
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