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Accounts Receivable Associate

Job Posted: 11 July 2024
Job Updated: 11 July 2024

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Job Title                     Accounts Receivable (AR) Associate         

Function:                   Financial Control

Location:                    Alfreton/Hybrid

Contract type:           Fixed Term Contract for 12 months

Salary:                        £25,254 with potential to rise to £29,711 over 3 years

Closing Date:            Thursday 25th July 2024

NHS Supply Chain currently has an opportunity for an Accounts Receivable (AR) Associate to join our team during an exciting period of transformation, working to make it easier for the NHS to put patients first.

The Accounts Receivable Associate is responsible for performing a wide range of responsibilities including reviewing documents received and providing archiving.  Registering and checking out all processes of payments and receipts. Controlling and monitoring the commitments of payments and receipts of the company and chasing debts with external stakeholders.  They will also have responsibility for managing 200-250 accounts.  It is an exciting time to join the team as we implement Oracle Fusion.

Every day you will … 

  • Allocate and complete all daily customer cash receipts received within the timescales set.
  • Maximise cash flow and minimise the levels of overdue debt. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with customers and internal stakeholders. Raise awareness and involve the wider business in the collection of debt.
  • Analyse customer data to identify adverse behaviours and prevent risk exposure.
  • Provide accurate and timely information on the status of customer accounts/debt to inform business decisions, identify and escalate issues, and manage customer expectations.
  • Provide cover to other members of the team as and when required.

What can we offer you?

We want to reward you for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work so we offer much more than a competitive salary:

  • Hybrid working opportunities, giving you the flexibility to work collaboratively in the office and remotely.  
  • We recognise our employees’ hard work and contributions with annual bonus schemes, long service, and VIP colleagues awards. 
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase an additional 5 days.
  • We are dedicated to your development, through in-house training, support, and access to external qualifications to maximise your potential.
  • A focus on your well-being offering 1 day of paid well-being leave and free access to the 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous pension scheme (with us contributing 12% when you contribute 6%)
  • Access to our Flexible Benefits Scheme, where you can choose from a variety of benefits such as Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance, and additional pension contributions that suit you.
  • 2 days of paid volunteering leave allowing you to give back to your community. 
  • Access to many discounts from the Blue Light Card to NHS Discounts.

NHS Supply Chain, who are we?

Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health. We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.

We serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres, managing relationships with more than a thousand suppliers and delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations. Doing all of this on behalf of the NHS gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of providing excellent patient care.

What skills will help you thrive in this role?

  • Strong Excel skills
  • Previous experience of internal and external stakeholder management, with the ability to have difficult conversations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • High attention to detail, and previous experience of working to KPIs.
  • The ability to make sense of complex information to effectively solve problems.
  • Previous experience of working in a fast-paced credit control team.
  • Experience of working with Oracle Fusion would be an advantage
  • Used to dealing with high volumes of work.

Want to develop your career with the NHS Supply Chain? Then apply below or reach out for an informal discussion about the role in confidence by emailing us at 

Our Inclusive Commitment

At NHS Supply Chain, we are committed to building an inclusive environment where difference is not only valued, but celebrated, giving everyone the opportunity to thrive in their career. Developing our people is key to our success, so if this role sounds like the right next step in your career but your experience doesn’t match perfectly with the job advert, we encourage you to still apply.

Struggling to complete our application form, and require additional support? Reach out to our Talent Acquisition team at who will be happy to help you with alternative ways to apply.

We reserve the right to close any vacancy from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

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