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Fixed Term Accounts Assistant (AR)

046035 Requisition #
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The Accounts Assistant's Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Credit collections: To actively contribute to the development of the Collections process within business lines
  • Receivables clerical: Be responsible for receivables financial system processing duties performed centrally. The role requires accounting knowledge to be applied to support business growth.
  • Business Support: To support and guide branch admin staff in sales invoice billing accuracy and improved Customer-centric servicing

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage system interfaces to Oracle from business division billing execution systems
  • Conduct regular Accounts Receivable to General Ledger postings
  • Process Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable for intercompany SGS affiliates
  • Process all local and off shore invoicing
  • Conduct credit control on assigned portion of the debtors’ ledger
  • Process credit applications, credit assessments and set ups
  • Month end reporting and close process
  • Process weekly and monthly journals, including inter branch, bank fees and interest
  • Provision of expert advice with all customer queries
  • Daily Receipting and cheque banking
  • Upload of Bank statement into Apro and Oracle
  • Cash management / bank reconciliation
  • Customer statement and overdue letter queries to be resolved in a timely manner
  • Wool Testing Services Rebates processing
  • Accounts Receivable reconciliation at end of month
  • Unidentified payments follow ups
  • Other Accounts Receivable responsibilities when needed eg to operate within Golden Rules internal controls


  •  3-5 years work experience as an Accounts Assistant - AR including Credit Collection roles
  • Goal focused with a proven record in end to end receivables including collections
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Past experience working for a mid to large multi-branch / multinational organisation
  • Preferable to have working knowledge of Accounts Payable
Required Skills:

  • Course accreditation or training in collections and credit management
  • Intermediate level MS Office, running processing via technologies and good understanding of IT system use
  • Experience in using Oracle E-Business suite in Accounts Receivable, Cash Management modules or a similar system

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