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Energizer Account Receivables Analyst (12 month FTC) in High Wycombe, United Kingdom

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Position Summary

The Finance Team supports the development and delivery of the commercial strategy for our UK, Nordics & South Africa commercial unit. It also helps manage the unit’s operations through the provision of financial management, analysis and decision support.

The AR Analyst is a critical member of this team ensuring the timely collection of Accounts Receivable balances according to agreed payment terms including follow up and resolution of overdue receivables for the UK and Nordics market. The role also makes sure that all relevant AR reporting requirements including working capital management objectives are met.

The position reports to the Senior Manager, Finance – UK, NDX & SA alongside 4 others (based in the UK) plus a further 3 colleagues (based in SA).

Specific Accountabilities

  • Cash Collection – Ensure the timely collection of all Accounts Receivable balances according to agreed payment terms

  • Cash Allocation – Process cash receipts against the customer sub ledger in SAP including separating customer deductions related to deflator or other customer claims

  • Cash Allocation Deduction Processing - Ensure that all customer deduction claims are supported by appropriate detail such as vendor invoices or other customer correspondence to enable appropriate commercial approval. Work with the commercial team to resolve unauthorized deductions with customers. Clear deduction related unallocated cash against approved customer deduction entries processed by Customer Services

  • Credit Release Management – Responsible for reviewing credit blocked sales orders, obtaining confirmation for approvals to release blocked orders and processing the order release within SAP

  • Customer Dunning & Statements – Produce dunning reminder letters where needed and ensure customer statements are provided to those requiring them

  • Doubtful Debt Provision Support – Undertake regular reviews of aged past dues and reporting of problem customer accounts. Liaison with EMEA Credit Manager, local Sales Director and the Shared Services Centre (SSC) to ensure provisions for all doubtful debt exposures are recognised in a timely manner and that appropriate supporting documentation is available for audit purposes

  • Customer Credit Management – Assist the EMEA Credit Manager with annual, new customer and periodic reviews of financial data to assess whether credit limits assigned to customers are still appropriate

  • Credit Management Reporting – Assist the EMEA Credit Manager to provide appropriate credit management reporting to the EMEA Credit Committee including detailed credit risk reporting by regional hubs with appropriate commentary and action points

  • Internal Controls – Ensure that internal controls are robust to enable timely detection of fraud and errors, and to mitigate the risk of fraud and errors being committed, thereby ensuring the integrity and timeliness of Financial Accounting information and in safeguarding the company assets. Ensure that all AR activities are undertaken in accordance with internal Policies & Procedures and SOX control requirements

  • Processes and Systems – Review and develop existing systems, tools and processes to ensure; Internal Controls are effective, the integrity of financial information, and that services provided to the business are efficient and cost effective

  • Audit, Statutory and Taxation – Assist in providing any required AR support during the Annual Audit process (Internal and External) to ensure efficient and timely completion and timely filing of all statutory reporting obligations, Returns and Taxation/VAT/Intrastat submissions

  • Team - Work collaboratively with Finance & Controllership regional and global management to support corporate AR initiatives. Proactively participate in the sharing of new/innovative practices that enhances efficiency and effectiveness.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Intermediate level experience with Microsoft Office tools

  • Highly organised and able to manage deadlines effectively and efficiently

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Strong customer service mindset with accounts receivable experience

  • Flexible and responsive working style

  • Tenacity and common sense

  • Initiative and drive

Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail & strong analytical skills

  • Customer Focus

  • Achieving Results

  • Initiative

  • Teamwork & Collaboration

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with SAP Order to Cash modules

An Offer to Grow On

Energizer offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical and retirement savings coverage, paid holidays. Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.