Accounts Receivable Clerk Location: Wolverhampton Salary: Competitive Salary Closing Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018 We are the world leader in food and environmental testing, offering an exciting opportunity as a Accounts Receivable Clerk to join our expanding team based in Wolverhampton on a fixed term basis (6-9 month contract) The Role A role at Eurofins is all about team work and working towards a common goal to ensure the health and safety of us all. To be responsible for the administration of the company’s accounts receivable function. To ensure robust controls are in place and that all cash/bank receipts are correctly processed in accordance with the company processes. To provide an efficient and effective help desk to deal with customer accounts queries and take ownership of said queries to ensure prompt resolution. To provide accurate and timely reports, statements and letters. Main duties: Day to Day Processes Update the daily bank balances report. Download the daily bank receipts and import into the Excel cashbooks and Alloc8. Saving all remittances received by email and filing them by company and then by value. Allocation of all credit card transactions for the day and logging them onto the Excel cashbooks. Allocate payment receipts to customer accounts Import the allocated cash receipts into the accounting system and post the deposits Chase missing remittances for cash being posted. Process the transfer of funds on the bank system between companies if received in the wrong company. Scan posted receipts and remittances to correct folder. Raise manual credit notes and invoices and post on to the AR ledger when required. Process refunds & write off requests. Dealing with telephone and email queries (internally and externally) with 48 hour turnaround to resolve all queries relating to Finance Department. Perform day-end processes effectively (penny w/o, re-age ledgers, paid transactions removal. Set up new customer records on the sales ledger with 48 hours. Carry out new company credit searches if required. Take credit card payments from customer if required Opening Daily Post – Internally Filing daily cash receipts Weekly and Monthly Process Allocation of all cheques received and logging them onto the Excel cashbooks. Build, and send out weekly chasing letters via email and post. Process file for sending customer legal to our solicitors. Manage the account with our solicitor online – close and update case when required. Review open items on the sales ledgers ensuring items are cleared off. Ensure all cash is posted on a weekly basis or at month-end. Send out monthly statements to customers by email or post and process and update any sending failures. To carry out other duties from time to time as requested. Other duties which would reasonably be expected of the AR Clerk which may include assisting in other areas including accounts payable when covering sickness and absence. What We Are Looking For We look for people who believe in what we believe in. People who enjoy coming to work each day and being part of a team who provide "results that matter" in establishing the safety, composition, authenticity and origin of our food and water. GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above Working knowledge of sales ledger, cash allocation and credit control systems. 1 to 3 years’ experience of working in sales ledger/credit collection role or similar capacity. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook) A customer focused approach with pleasant demeanour. Effective communication skills. A positive can do approach. Desirable criteria: Practical knowledge of progressing claims for non-payment through small claims court. ICM membership or working towards. Experience with Microsoft Great Plains system Working knowledge of Alloc8 cash allocation software About Us Eurofins Scientific is a leading international group of laboratories with over EUR 3 billion annual sales and over 30,000 employees with a network of 400 laboratories in 42 countries. Eurofins has a network of 16 sites in the UK and the Group provides an unparalleled range of over 150,000 reliable and validated analytical methods and support services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer product industries, and to governments. Your data As part of any recruitment process, the company collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The company is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations for more information on how we process your data and why please click here Closing Date This position will be advertised until close of business Tuesday 25 September 2018 . Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible. Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.