Commercial Accounts Assistant

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
25000.00 - 27000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
15 Mar 2017
Closes
21 Mar 2017
Category
Accounting
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our client Unilever are currently looking for a Commercial Accounts Assistant at Unilever's prestigious UK HQ in Leatherhead. This is a full time temporary role for a period of 6 months, working a 36.25 hour week. This role is paying between GBP25,000 to GBP27,000 per annum depending on experience.

Background

The Commercial Assistant role holds a pivotal position between Finance, Supply Chain and Customer Development providing an excellent opportunity to build strong operational knowledge. The Customer transactions team is a high volume, high value environment that transacts across every category and customer.
The role offers strong development opportunities in the following:
*Shared service relationship management
*Financial transacting and control
*Project lead and process improvement

Main Accountabilities

Maintaining a right first time transacting and control environment for promotional rebates and agreed business plan fees with all necessary controls in place
Ensuring that the KPIs for outstanding claims and deductions stay within the targets set and that a robust escalation process is maintained
That action plans are in place to address any areas within the customer relating to process weakness, poor performance or a specific customer issue.
To ensure that all balance sheet accruals can be supported at all times with correct documentation
To demonstrate expert knowledge surrounding rebate agreements so as to be able to respond to queries from either customer development or finance business partners.
Ensure that all operating processes are being kept up to date within the specific area of responsibility.
Ensuring seamless working with the outsourced shared service functions to resolve promotional claims
To assist KPMG in audit requests relating to the Commercial Transactions team.
To support the Commercial Transactions Lead and other senior members of the team when required.
Participate in and driving projects, process development and elimination of inefficiencies
Aid with embedding new ways of working within both the immediate team as well as the wider business

Key Skills

A strong desire for continuous improvement, an individual who thrives in a high pressure environment
Experienced user Excel to intermediate level
Knowledge of SAP ( desirable)
Ideally educated to AAT level,part qual CIMA/ACCA or currently working towards
An exceptional team player who engages and energises others
Have a high level of drive and self-motivation
A high level of accountability and integrity, being able to hold self and others accountable
Well-developed communication skills, written and verbal internally with peers and senior managers and confidence communicating externally with customers

We regret that due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to each individual applicant.
You will be contacted only if you have been shortlisted. Should you not hear from us within 10 working days from your date of application, please assume you have been unsuccessful