Accounts Payable Clerk

  • Regent FE
  • Holborn, London, UK
  • Dec 03, 2019
Full time Accounting Customer Service

Job Description

An early-stage fintech company looking for people with specific skills. 

Are you excited about and have a desire to work in the Fintech sector. 

We are looking for smart and motivated people with problem-solving skills, that are resourceful and are tech and Internet savvy. 

Knowledge of payments products is desirable

An early-stage fintech payments company focusing on international remittances, payments and foreign exchange for Small Medium Enterprises is looking for accounts payable/customer payments support person with the knowledge of bookkeeping to work alongside Operations Leader.

The new hire will spend 70% of the time on processing payments, adding beneficiaries, following up on payments issues, liaising with suppliers and internal stakeholders, taking to Client’s Accounts Payable staff, on-boarding suppliers and payment customers into the system; while 30% of time will be spent on bookkeeping and other projects. 

This role would suit enthusiastic early-stage financial professionals or a recent graduate. Prior experience in accounts payable/bookkeeping role is a must.

About the company

Regent FE was established in 2012 and started off as a currency broker to SMEs and private individuals. Regent FE today is a fintech company that launched a number of services such as currency accounts, currency conversion and payments services for small and medium-sized companies throughout Europe. 

Regent FE specialises in understanding customer requirements and providing personal service to business clients around the world. 

Typical tasks:

Daily

Deal with multiple email inboxes related to general and client payment and conversion queries

Call and email suppliers to tackle payments and conversion issues 

Assist with on-boarding suppliers and SME clients conducting basic KYC and Due Diligence 

Monitor settlement process on cut-offs, and trade rolls etc.

Create accounts, beneficiaries, payments, conversions

Deal with cancelled payments, payments rejected and communicate it to clients and suppliers

Record issues in the CRM portal

Engage with different stakeholders in the firm on ad hoc duties

Monitor the incoming post and send to relevant staff members or file and record if needed

Weekly

Weekly bookkeeping 

Create bills, invoices, receive payment notes and payments in Quickbooks

Prepare ad hoc reports

On occasion 

Review KYC files, and refresh if needed

Reconcile invoices and make payments due, record changes in Quickbooks

Engage with the in-house accountant on issues related to accounting

Monitor NEST pension contributions, payment and statuses

Assisting in preparation of statutory financial statements for limited companies

Company secretarial work and filings

Skills:

  • Experience talking to clients and resolving customer queries

  • Excellent written and overall communications skills

  • Holding or working towards AAT / ACCA qualification (Desirable)

  • Sound UK accounting practice experience (minimum 1 year is desirable)

  • Ability to multi-task and also work with precision and accuracy

  • Resourceful

  • Problem-solving ability 

  • Genuine desire to work in this sector

  • Tech and Internet savvy

Requirements

  • University degree or equivalent training 

  • Eligible to work in the UK 

  • Ability to work full time from our London office 

  • No remote working or telecommuting 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Excellent English grammar skills