Finance/Billing Analyst (Remote)

Posted 02 October 2023
Salary £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: plus excellent benefits and remote working
Discipline Transactional & Part Qualified
Contact NameHarriett Busby

Job description

 The Company 

Axon Moore are exclusively recruiting a Finance Analyst for a PE backed, rapidly growing and highly ambitious business based in the North-West of England. This is an extremely exciting time to join the business as they grow and they can deliver progression and development as required. The role will lead the billing funtion and provide support to other members of the finance team/management. 

About the Role  

The Finance/Billing Analyst will manage the billing function for the business as well as some sales ledger and minor credit control aspects. You will be tasked with maintaining the end-to-end Sales Ledger function with the majority of this covering billing, with some cash allocation and credit control, as well as helping to onboard new clients with credit checks, etc. The process is very Excel based so there is a keen eye for detail required for this role and you will need to make decisions from time to time. You will work very closely with the Finance Manager to then report on gross margin for the FC.

Salary & Benefits – £35,000 - £45,000 depending on experience (could stretch that for the right person), 25 days holidays plus bank holidays, pension. The role is 100% remote working and will mostly remain this way with a monthly/quarterly visit required to meet with the team. Please note that applicants should be able to commute to the North West of England.

Main Duties 
  • Prepare client invoices accurately and in a timely manner, adhering to the agreed billing frequency. Liaise with pricing manager and IT to ensure customer rate cards are correctly understood and that the system from which the billing info is taken works in the correct way to aid accurate and efficient billing.
  • Resolving client queries and ensuring credit notes are raised in a timely manner.
  • Providing cash receipt forecasts for the Finance Manager to assist cash flow forecasting.
  • Ensuring statements are sent out to clients weekly.
  • Managing customer details in the system to ensure they are up to date, i.e. contact details.
  • Providing support/cover for Accounts Payable
  • Quarterly reconciliation of parcels from XML versus what was actually billed to ensure everything has been captured.
  • Assisting with the audit as required.
  • Carry out credit cheques for new customers and in conjunction with the finance director, apply the relevant payment terms to the account. Ensure alerts sent by credit check platform are actioned where necessary review and amend payment terms.
  • Ensure relevant controls are in place, documented and fit for purpose, including credit check process.
  • Full responsibility for credit control, ensuring clients pay to the agreed terms and any issues are escalated to the Finance Manager in a timely manner.
  • Ad-hoc support – including production of daily/weekly volume summaries.
Person specification 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role in Billing or the overall management of the Billing and Sales Ledger process
  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills are hugely essential (eg. Lookups, Pivots, Ceiling Functions, Index Matching, etc.)
  • Experience with international transactions and multi-currency would be highly beneficial
  • Experience in Logistics/Fashion/Retail/Procurement sectors would be highly beneficial
  • Ability to challenge and improve existing processes
  • Ability to work on own initiative with an inquisitive nature
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Confident communicator both written and verbally
For immediate consideration or more information on the role, please contact Harriett Busby at Axon Moore on 07595 660 279