Accounts Receivable Officer

English/French Speaker • Location: Central London • Start date: ASAP


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The recruitment department of the French Chamber is acting as a recruitment agency for its over 530-member companies, one of which is currently looking for an Accounts Receivable Officer.

Our Client

Our client is a French bilingual school located in Central London.

As an Accounts Receivable Officer, you will report directly to the Chief Financial Accountant. You must ensure that school fees are billed to and collected from parents in a timely manner, and that appropriate action is taken to recover any outstanding debtors.

Key Responsibilities


  • Issue invoices each term for school fees
  • Create pro-forma invoices and process payments received from debtors (partner companies, parents and carers)
  • Adjust billings based on any financial support received

Cash Allocation:

  • Allocate all payments received to the outstanding invoices for each pupil
  • Allot payments received for registration fees and record them accordingly
  • Refund customers for overpayments and transport bursaries

Credit control:

  • Chase payments of outstanding invoices by phone, email and face-to-face meeting
  • Liaise with the Chief Financial Accountant, Legal Manager & CFO to escalate critical cases
  • Setting payment terms for critical debt
  • Produce monthly statement for customers and annual pro-forma invoice requested by parents
  • Deal with customer queries in a prompt manner


  • Produce monthly Aged Debtors Report and suggest accounting provisions for old debtors during the year-end closing
  • Reconcile the bursary report and provide the AFEA (Agency for French Education Abroad) with the information requested
  • Update the credit control policy

Other duties:

  • Be aware of and comply with school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection
  • Confidentially keep information on the school, its staff, pupils and parents
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Participate in training and learning activities as required
  • Undertake any other duties requested by the Chief Financial Accountant


  • At least 2 years of experience in credit control and billing
  • Educated to at least A level / Baccalauréat or equivalent
  • Bilingual French/English
  • Sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office Pack, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of School Management is a plus
  • Studying towards ICM (Institute Credit Management) or AAT (Association of Accounting Technician)
  • Knowledge of systems such as SIM or WCBS is a plus
  • Proactive, flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Strong communication and organisational skills as well as an eye for detail

Location: Central London
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000, based on experience
Type of contract: Permanent, Full-time
Start date: ASAP


Should you be interested in this role, please contact us by email or call us at +44 (0) 20 7092 6624.

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