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  • Accounts Assistant

  • Location: West Midlands, Birmingham
  • Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 211117KP
  • Recruiter: Katie Pell
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Marks Sattin are pleased to be working with a leading education provider in Birmingham City Centre who are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to support the Finance Manager on the day to day running of the department.

Main purpose of the role:

  • To support the credit control activities through the daily administration of debt recovery procedures in line with the schools debt management policies.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To act as a first point of contact for prompt query resolution to debtor accounts, liaising with other internal departments as necessary to correct any erroneous entries and minimise the debt outstanding period.
  • To regularly complete data validation routines in order to maintain the integrity of the School's financial report. Includes liaising with other student administration teams to maintain data quality in relation to records held ensuring errors are corrected promptly and that where required manual inputs are undertaken accurately.
  • Maintain an audit trail of credit control activities and collection history
  • To Actively chase debt over the phone and/or face to face
  • To assess student financial circumstances with a view to make recommendations for non-standard instalment plans in line with the schools policies and procedures.
  • To maintain communication records to support credit control activities ensuring compliance with schools standards, data protection and freedom of information acts
  • To assist with the operation of system based debt collection processes when required, including promptly resolving queries and disputes in relation to pupil debts referred to external debt collections agencies and/or courts for collection
  • To liaise with other school Departments to ensure the integrity of pupils records
  • To ensure appropriate pupil, sponsor and trade debtor invoices are raised and distributed promptly, set up appropriate third party contracts against student records and monitor the accuracy contributions, correcting data where necessary.
  • Daily maintenance of generic email accounts, responding to customer queries quickly and accurately
  • Taking and recording card payments
  • Banking on a weekly basis
  • Posting customer receipts through SAGE
  • Deal with purchase enquiries
  • Managing and recording petty cash
  • Process invoices and staff expenses
  • Point of contact for supplier queries

This is an ideal position for a junior candidate looking for experience in an all round transactional role, offering a generous salary of up to £20,000.

Full time hours - 8.00 - 4.30pm

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