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AR/AP Controller

North East England

  • Reference: 384317
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £27,000

  • Location: Gateshead

The Company

As one of the greatest successes in the building materials industry, Ceiling Solutions Limited 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 to join the business, reporting into the Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Manager. The newly created role is responsible for coordinating both Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable activities and therefore is only suited to somebody with experience in both these areas.

Key tasks will include:

  • Collections Management 
  • Dispute Management
  • Aged Item Resolution and Monthly Review of aged debt with action plan
  • Special payment method management – Pagarés / Confirming / Direct Debit
  • Order Releasing / Credit Hold Checks
  • New Customer Creation
  • Credit Checks for new and existing customers
  • Administration for Bad Debt Provision
  • DSO
  • Reporting to Debt Factoring Provider
  • Purchase to Payment Management (Purchase Requisition, Purchase Order, Goods Receipt, Invoice Processing, Payment)
  • Invoice Scanning and Processing - SAP System
  • Query Resolution
  • Payment on Time - Reporting, investigation of paid late items, action plan to resolve
  • Debit Balance Recovery
  • Supplier Payments
  • Intercompany processing and payments

The Person

To be considered for this role, you must be:

  • An experienced Accounts Receivable/Payable professional - expertise in both areas essential. 
  • 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 desired.

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