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Newcastle upon Tyne

German Speaking AP/AR Controller

North East England

  • Reference: 383479
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £28,000-£32,000
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

The Company

As one of the greatest successes in the building materials industry, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions is a true pioneer of ceiling and suspension systems with more than 150 years’ expertise in delivering acoustic ceiling solutions for building interiors. Today, our deep rooted manufacturing origins and solid Armstrong brand foundation means we have evolved into the world’s leading and most innovative manufacturer of acoustic ceiling solutions whose mission is to offer the best products, value and service to our customers.

As a recently carved out business, we now comprise two production plants in Team Valley, UK, one for mineral fibre tiles and one for grid, as well as sales teams in the UK, Ireland, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Baltic States. This business is well positioned in these markets and highly profitable and will also benefit from significant investment in the coming 3-5 years in order to expand the production capability of both manufacturing sites.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Finance professional and fluent German and English speaker to join the business, reporting into the Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Manager. The role is responsible for coordinating the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable activities for multiple countries. 

Key tasks will include:

  • Collections and Dispute Management 
  • Aged Item Resolution (collection / resolution of all overdue items)
  • Monthly Review of aged debt with action plan
  • Special payment method management 
  • Order Releasing / Credit Hold Checks
  • New Customer and Vendor Creation
  • Credit Checks for new and existing customers
  • DSO
  • Purchase to Payment Management (Purchase Requisition, Purchase Order, Goods Receipt, Invoice Processing, Payment)
  • Invoice Processing - SAP System
  • Payment on Time - Reporting, investigation of paid late items, action plan to resolve
  • Debit Balance Recovery
  • Goods Receipted Not Invoiced management
  • Supplier Payments

The Person

To be considered for this role, you must be:

  • An experienced Accounts Receivable/Payable professional. 
  • Fluent in both German and English, written and spoken. 
  • An assertive and strong character who will be confident in decision making and query resolution.
  • A strong communicator across the board. 
  • Driven and motivated to reach targets set. 
  • Experience using SAP system is beneficial.

This role is being handled exclusively by the managing agents and all 3rd party applications will be directed to Nigel Wright for consideration. 

To discuss the role in confidence, please contact Niamh Hodge on 0191 269 0671. 


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