Sales Ledger Clerk

Job title: Sales Ledger Clerk

Reporting Relationships: Group Financial Controller

Job Purpose: To support the Group Financial Controller in ensuring financial and management accounting needs are met. 

Special Competencies (Duties and Responsibilities)

  1. Management of sales ledger function
    • Management of the Sales ledger function – raising and posting invoices ensuring nominal code integrity, appropriate back up gathered for control purposes, and the control of invoicing triggers.
    • Solving queries raised by clients, account mangers etc.
    • Updating relevant spreadsheets.
    • Database update/audit
    • Ensuring Customer Statements are sent out on a monthly basis
  2. Income Recognition
    • Ensure deferred income is updated, posted and fully reconciled.
    • Ensure Accrued income is updated, posted and fully reconciled.
  3. Assisting Group Financial Controller.
    • Adhoc duties
    • Produce variance analysis against Budget & Previous Years
    • Support for Team
  4. Credit Control
    • Chasing of all outstanding debt and providing an update to the FC on a weekly basis.

General Competencies

It is expected that all employees

  • Communicate clearly and concisely both when speaking and writing to colleagues and customers.
  • Show the required flexibility and commitment to ensuring role requirements fulfilled and appropriate deadlines met. Reacts positively to change through working hours and adaptability to change tasks.
  • Endeavour to complete assigned tasks within the required time-scales wherever possible – attention being paid to both the delivery time for the project and the quality.  By being proactive employees should take a responsible attitude to making effective use of their time during the working day. Foster a proactive rather than reactive approach.
  • Are able to recognise problems and suggest valuable solutions. Able to act on own initiative in presenting the best resolution to problem solving.
  • React constructively to others’ suggestions and requests. Present a positive can do approach. Present a professional response to external and internal customers.

Skills required

  • AAT Minimum Level 3/QBE. 
  • Minimum three years’ experience of working in a finance environment.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines. 
  • Accuracy – Given the complexity of the sales ledger function, a high level of accuracy is essential.
  • System skills – fully conversant with Sage line 50 or 100 and other mainstream Office packages.
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • Good team player.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Advanced problem solving skills/Initiative – able to question processes, consider possible solutions to challenges presented and outline to the Group Financial Controller the suggested appropriate course of action.