Accounts Receivable Assistant (GM0807) Dublin North, Republic of Ireland

At Keelings we know that with the right people in place, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees have been key factors in our company’s growth. We are hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, by promoting the Keelings Core Purposes & Values – People Matter, Teamwork, Integrity and Passion for Achievement.


Let us tell you more about this great opportunity:


Overall Purpose of the Job


To manage accounts dedicated to the role in a professional and timely manner working to a very high standard to deliver strong results for the relevant customers internally and externally.  The collection of funds due on the nominated debtors accounts / ledger must be timely and efficient and at all times working to maximise cash flow and minimising bad debt and bad debt risk.  Debit note management and processes form part of this role and these need to be handled in a timely and accurate manner.


Main Duties



  • Responsibility for the collection of debtor accounts assigned across Keelings Group
  • Weekly debtors reconciliations/Excel which forms a large part of this role which may include both large supermarket accounts and smaller market accounts
  • Daily Cash/Cheques recording from post & BIF and account allocating
  • Customer query resolution – provide copy invoices, statements & follow up to ensure credit requests are approved
  • Work with AP on accounts that require contra’s
  • Importing of batches from KBS & relevant debtors reconciliation
  • Weekly/Monthly close off for debtors including statement run
  • Attend weekly meeting with Team Lead/Credit Manager to discuss debtors collection progress and escalate problem issues
  • Meet with key internal customers (Business Unit FC’s) weekly (in person / phone / SKYPE) to provide update on current situation regarding their debtors ledger and ensure our internal customer’s needs are being met fully – assist the AR Team Lead to ensure all up to date weekly reports are circulated prior to meeting
  • Weekly update on bad debt provision where appropriate
  • Deal with the relevant commercial department on problem accounts to ensure prompt payment
  • Work with the team leader to report all overdue accounts to the Credit Insurance Company
  • Process customer debit notes are through company dispute management system and ensure queries are resolved in a prompt and efficient manner
  • Assist the AR team lead with cash forecasting
  • Cross train with other members of the AR Team to ensure full knowledge across the full ledger and adequate holiday cover can be maintained
  • Any other ad hoc duties as deemed appropriate by the management team (included currently is reception cover on a rostered basis)


Person Specification / Core Competencies



  • Minimum of two years experience in Credit Control is desirable
  • Experience in an FMCG environment is desirable
  • A self starter with an ability to work on their own initiative
  • Customer focused
  • Excellent Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills / Confident Phone Manner
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel
  • Multi-tasking abilities are a must for this fast paced environment


Education Standards



IATI, IICM or part qualified accountant would be an advantage however not essential