Careers

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Senior Risk and Credit Controller

Due to our continuing success here at The AF Group, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Credit and Risk control. We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven individual to join our Financial Accounts team here at The AF Group.

You will be part of a team which monitors member’s credit risk, as such you will assist with processing and handling the “refer” process whereby members accounts are closely monitored to avoid incurring bad debt. You will ensure that all personal guarantees held on file are up to date and valid for relevant members. You will assist with the Group debt recovery as required and assist with the dealing of returned direct debits for group accounts. In addition to this you will work as part of the financial accounts team, promptly answering calls and dealing with member enquiries.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • At least 5 years’ experience of credit control and risk management in the commercial sector.

  • A passion for numbers, accuracy and skills in calculating figures is vital

  • Used to working within tight deadlines in a fast paced environment

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to come up with new ideas for improvement and development of the business


Do you think you have what it takes?
If you are driven and motivated with the technical knowledge described, we would love to hear from you. Please send a cv and covering letter to Harriet Dawson, HR Manager.
Email: hr@theAFgroup.co.uk
Closing date Friday 10 August 2018.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Crop Protection Administration Support, Full Time, Permanent

The AF Group is looking to recruit the right individual to support business growth within the UK’s leading Crop Protection purchasing team. We are focussed on ensuring that our farmer members receive excellent customer service coupled with building strong relationships throughout the supply chain. The successful candidate will become part of a rewarding team environment.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working within the Crop Protection Team to develop AF business at member and supplier level

  • Managing our members crop protection orders

  • Managing and developing the supply chain from placement of orders to delivery for assigned suppliers

  • Assisting with administrative tasks within the crop protection business as required

  • Involvement in the organisation/planning of special interest groups and other member events

  • Supporting the Crop Protection General Manager as required


  • To develop the arable inputs business though the production, analysis and presentation of data

  • Analysis of member spend, product purchases and plans etc. – regular and ad-hoc reporting

  • Working with other members of the team to monitor and manage product forecasts

  • Analysis of results from member surveys and market data


The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Experience of the arable inputs supply chain or arable farming desirable but not essential

  • Strong IT and data presentation/analytical skills

  • Excellent attention to detail is essential, together with a ‘can-do’ attitude are essential for this busy and varied role

  • Team orientated, the successful candidate will become part of an engaging team


Please send a CV and covering letter to Harriet Dawson, HR Manager.
Email: hr@theAFgroup.co.uk
Closing date Friday 17 August 2018.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Assistant Accountant – Subsidiary Companies, Full Time Permanent

Overview of role
To maintain sales and purchase ledgers and assist with nominal ledger postings for Anglia Farmers’ (AF) subsidiary businesses currently AF Affinity (AFA), AF Biomass (AFB) and AF Finance (AFF).

To assist Financial Controller – Subsidiary Companies (FCSC) provide AF subsidiary businesses with accurate and timely accounts.

Learn to prepare accounts to trial balance for AF subsidiary businesses, provide back-up assistance to FCSC and other team members and undertake any other relevant duties as required by the role.

Where applicable to each AF subsidiary business,
  • Prepare and distribute sales invoices in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring invoices are aligned to any order confirmation/pre-payments and correct VAT rates and payment terms are applied.

  • Issue sales statements.

  • First line support for any accounts queries ensuring these are responded to in accordance with AF member’s charter.

  • Administer any credit/refunds due in line with member expectations.

  • Process purchase invoices for payment ensuring any supporting documentation and correct approval is obtained in accordance with Group authority limits.

  • Reconcile supplier statements.

  • Close sales and purchase ledgers in line with administration timetable ensuring all transactions are allocated in correct accounting periods.

  • Assist with credit control, stock control, nominal ledger postings, preparation of banking/reconciliation and submission of VAT returns.

  • Assist FCSC with preparation and updating of accounts, budgets/forecasts and cash flows.

  • Assist FCSC with any other ad-hoc reporting required by general managers of subsidiary businesses.



Qualifications & Experience
  • Working towards an accounts qualification desirable but not essential.

  • Experience in a similar role highly advantageous.

  • Background in an invoicing processing role desirable.


Personal Qualities
  • Accurate.

  • Used to working to very tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Able to work in a highly demanding atmosphere.

  • Able to come up with ideas for improvement and development of the subsidiary businesses.

  • Team player but also able to work alone and use own initiative.

  • Able to come up with ideas for improvement and development of the business.

  • Team player but also able to work alone and use own initiative.

  • Attention to detail.


Please send a CV and covering letter to Harriet Dawson, HR Manager.
Email: hr@theAFgroup.co.uk
Closing date Friday 17 August 2018.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
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If you have any queries or would like to find out more please get in touch.
info@theafgroup.co.uk 01603 881881Honingham Thorpe, Colton, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5BZ
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