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26 Nov 2021

Accounts Receivable Assistant

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Head of UK Credit Control the post holder will need to perform cashier duties, maintain the receivable ledger, assist in manual invoicing and credit control where needed. This role will also be responsible for revenue reconciliations across all events and support our fast paced credit control team.

Key Responsibilities:
Cashiering

    Banking

  •  Ensuring all cheques are logged on to the accounts system accurately
  •  Ensuring that paying in slips are completed accurately
  •  Regular banking of cheques at a local branch

    Other Receipts

  • Posting and reconciling online credit card batches
  • Identifying and posting bank transfers in a timely manner (GBP and foreign)
  • Clearing receipts off the Bank Recs so that its clear at the end of each month
  • Liaising with credit controllers, sales teams and customers to identify unknown payments
  • Processing Refunds to customers via credit cards

Sales Ledger Maintenance

  • Correspondence maintenance including change of addresses
  • Raising manual invoices and credit notes on a timely basis across multiple portfolios
  • Matching cash to invoices
  • Running unallocated cash reports and keeping totals to a minimum
  • Overall management of revenue reconciliation and cashier duties including
  • Processing refund paperwork, reversals, write offs and general accounts administration

Filing

  • Filing of refund paperwork and chargeback paperwork
  • Soft copy filing of credit card batches

Revenue reconciliation

  • Complete timely revenue reconciliations for both conference and exhibitions events. The frequency of the recs will depend on the reconciliations – for larger shows a month out, 2 weeks before and close. For smaller shows this will be discussed and agreed by event.

Workday

  • Become a super user on payment allocation to be able to cross train other divisions
  • Become the main AR systems point of contact
  • Maintain a tidy overall ledger
  • Overall management of revenue reconciliation and cashier duties

Competences required by jobholder should include the ability to:

  • Search out errors; rectify omissions, perfect systems and procedures which will ultimately raise the quality and standards of all tasks undertaken.
  • Seek direction and authority from others when and if appropriate, and achieve set goals in an efficient manner
  • The job requires a person who has an innate need to get things right. Formulas, facts, logic and system are important aspects of the position. The person fulfilling this function should have the ability to work in a steady, thorough and deliberate manner and have the persistence to see a job through to conclusion

Knowledge, skills and behaviors:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Familiarity with VAT and tax regulations in the UK, EU and worldwide
  • Adaptability to work with different currencies and FX rates
  • Working knowledge of Workday financial software an advantage
  • Confident using excel
  • Contribute to a team environment and maintain a good working atmosphere
  • Adaptability to work with a number of different systems

Values:

  • Demonstrate our core values of Passion, Care, Imagination & Trust
  • Customer Centric- to enable a continuation of delivering market leading customer outcomes and experiences

About Clarion Events
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading event organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. (https://clarionevents.com/welcome)

Clarion Events embrace diversity and equal opportunities in all that we do. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Clarion is private equity backed and owned by Blackstone. Blackstone is one of the world’s leading global investment funds, investing capital for the long term in order to build successful, resilient businesses. (https://www.blackstone.com/)

Our purpose is to deliver exceptional customer outcomes and experiences, by making every connection count.
Our vision is we want every one of our products to be a market leader in customer satisfaction and delight.

To apply, please contact Aimie.Birch@clarionevents.com

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