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Accounts Receivable Officer

Homes England
Newcastle Upon Tyne
circa. £21,000
Closing date
18 Oct 2021

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Corporate Services, Finance
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation
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Accounts Receivable Officer

Fixed term position for 2 years.

What we offer... 


We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are totally committed to flexible working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly matters to you.


If you do ever need a little bit of extra help we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to loads of great discounts with leading high street names.


Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.


If you are a member of a professional body we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your top of the range digital kit you’ll be good to go in one of our great offices (or at home!)


A bit about the role...


You will provide an efficient income and billing service for Homes England to ensure all invoices and receipts are recorded accurately, you will ensure appropriate recovery procedures are adhered to and maintain customer accounts held in the finance system.


The role is varied but tasks include undertaking credit control for all overdue debt, ensuring close links are built and maintained with customers. You will ensure accurate records are held for customers and appropriate follow up notes recorded and actioned.  You will process sales invoice requests, allocate all BACS / cheque receipts received and will be responsible for creating, registering, and archiving of documents.


A bit about you…


You should have a broad finance background with relevant Accounts Receivable experience in either the public or private sector and an understanding of accounting principles. A key requirement of the role will be undertaking credit control and it is essential that you can demonstrate you have experience in debt collection, can build relationships with customers and conduct yourself in a professional manner. You'll also be resilient and comfortable engaging with stakeholders at all levels, both verbally and written. 


It is necessary that you have experience of working with financial systems as well as being proficient in Excel. You will be required to extract, manipulate, present, and reconcile data with ease. You should be used to working with high volume/value transactions and can demonstrate that you are able to process and manage data accurately and competently.


You should be analytical and can be relied upon to manage and resolve queries in a timely manner. It is essential that you can work independently and maintain focus during busy times. You should be highly organised and be confident prioritising your workload to meet changing business needs. Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun, and engaging way.


As an experienced finance professional, you’ll be able to demonstrate you apply creative and imaginative solutions to systems or process issues, whilst working with others as part of a team in a collaborative, inclusive way.


Who are we? 


We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of housebuilding across the country, particularly in areas where there are the most serious affordability issues – meaning people are struggling to find homes. 


We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change and meet the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year. We are using our land, influence, funds and knowledge to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes accelerating delivery in areas of greatest demand and helping create great places to live. Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes. To deliver against these aims we’re building a different kind of public service - join us to help make this happen.


We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications. We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme.


Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We are all working from home at the moment and so our new colleagues can be based almost anywhere providing that their commute to their relevant base office is reasonable when we come back together. Colleague well-being is our top priority.


Please note that Homes England are currently consulting on a pay and grading review.  We will share information with candidates about the outcome of this review and any impact that this may have on this role throughout the recruitment process.


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