Accounts Receivable Specialist

Big Bus Tours LTD New York United States of America Finance

Company Description

Big Bus Tours is an industry leading international open-top sightseeing operation. Our central US Finance team, based in New York, is responsible for the finances of all 7 of our US city operations and is an exciting, dynamic environment in which to work. We are looking to add someone to our team as we continue to grow post covid.

Position

The AR specialist will be responsible for all aspects of accounts receivable including invoicing, payment applications, deduction reconciliations and accruals. They will be a key member of the finance team as we look to improve internal processes to ensure efficient cash recovery.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the trade billing for all US entities.
  • Allocate incoming cash on a daily basis
  • Responsible for debtor aging, ensuring timely collection of payments, either through direct contact with customers or by directing local Sales staff.
  • Report to the Regional Controller twice per monthly with the current aging position
  • Perform account reconciliations in a timely and accurate manner
  • Create, maintain, and update customer files.
  • Work closely with the rest of Finance in order to ensure consistency and best practice is developed and maintained across the function, proactively driving the ongoing improvement of business practices and performance across Finance.
  • Participate in global initiative to standardize best practice AR process

Requirements

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

  • Understanding of the accounts receivable process
  • Good understanding of travel/tourism industry is preferred
  • Knowledge of GAAP and basic accounting principles
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Excel
  • Previous experience of SAP By Design is preferred
  • Ability to analyze large sets of data
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Time management
  • Proven ability to manage multiple work streams at the same time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Previous experience in an accounts payable and accounts receivable function is necessary
  • Preferably educated to Batchelors Degree (BA) level or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Communication – Ability to express ideas or facts in a clear and persuasive manner
  • Analytical – Effectiveness in identifying problems, seeking pertinent data, recognising important information and identifying possible causes of problems
  • Resilience – Able to maintain effectiveness in difficult situations
  • Confidential - Able to manage data confidentially

Other information

Benefits & Compensation

  • $58,500/Year
  • Medical/Dental/Vision at 50% Employer Contribution
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Days
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K after 1 year
  • Hybrid Schedule

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