• Cashier

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
  • Introduction

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    The role of Group finance is to support the business in making commercial and operational decisions to maximise profitability; provide information and analysis to management and the Board to support strategic decisions; manage working capital to quickly convert profit into cash; develop and maintain a strong control environment to detect and prevent financial loss; and to comply with legal, statutory and tax legislation on a worldwide basis.


    Currently, we are seeking a Cashier to maintain and process all bank statements and accounts receivable items, in accordance with internal processes and controls. The role will assist the Cashier Supervisor in day to day tasks and liaise with wider business to resolve receipt and payment queries.


    In this role you will be expected to:

    • Process all lines on bank statements on a daily basis, currently looking after 14 bank accounts
    • Reconcile all lines on bank statements on a daily basis
    • Ensure all Accounts Receivable transactions are processed on a daily basis
    • Ensure all cheques are processed and ready for banking in a timely manner
    • Distribute relevant documents to other departments on a daily basis
    • Ensure filing is up to date
    • Query and follow up any discrepancies on bank statements
    • Maintain the Worldpay/Cybersource data files
    • Maintain Payreg Cashbook
    • Prepare backing for Western Union foreign cheque banking on a weekly basis
    • Download and save Bank statements on a daily basis
    • Draw down USD funds from US banks when the agreed limits are reached
    • Reconcile bank statements to GL on a monthly basis
    • Reconcile Bank Contra and Travel Advances GL accounts on a monthly basis
    • Assist with all Cashier related queries
    • Provide holiday and illness cover for other team members
    • Provide treasury support where needed
    • Process overseas Salary payments
    • Manage Daily bank account balance sweeping including fund redemption or subscription to deposit accounts in line with maximum balance limits

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    To succeed in the role you must have:


    • Good academics
    • Knowledge of cash reconciliation and banking procedures
    • Experience of working in a busy cashiers team, managing multi-currency bank accounts
    • Experience of an ERP system (PeopleSoft an advantage)
    • Experience of performing balance sheet reconciliations
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work calmly and productively within tight deadlines
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

    You will be able to demonstrate:


    • Excellent attention to detail
    • A customer focused approach to dealing with internal and external stakeholders
    • Accuracy of processing
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Pro-activeness and responsiveness


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