Finance Officer, Cyprus - Limassol

Ref: 393 Date Posted: Wednesday 05 Oct 2022
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We are recruiting a Finance Officer for our client, a leading company in the education sector. The company was established in 2017 by a team of experienced professionals in the international education industry. The business is for-profit with a social mission at its core.  Our clients' motto is to inspire and educate the next generation.

About the role:

The finance officer role will be based in Cyprus, in their Limassol office, and it will be reporting to the finance manager.

The role will be assisting in the AR department
The AR function is centrally managed, so the role will involve interaction at an international level with both external and internal stakeholders.

The position requires the candidate to have excellent communication skills and to be confident in their communications with other departments and external stakeholders.

Key duties & responsibilities

Accounts receivable department

  • Assisting with the Accounts Receivable processes implementation
  • Helping in managing the Aged Debtors, ensuring that debtors’ days are kept below the threshold and that collections are chased on a timely basis and proactively
  • Ensuring all invoices, credit notes and payments/receipts are processed & allocated on a timely basis
  • Manage the Accounts Receivable Inbox ensuring all queries are resolved on time and any issues are escalated appropriately.
  • Assisting the monthly process of refund requests and agent overpayments
  • Supporting in the calculation of sales commission

Month end and other ad-hoc responsibilities

  • Helping with the preparation of the Partner School invoices and collaborating with each school to ensure the accuracy of the calculations
  • General bookkeeping responsibilities on Sage accounting software
  • Post bank transactions & reconcile multi-currency bank accounts daily.

Knowledge, qualifications, and experience

  • Excellent communication skills – essential
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications desirable
  • 1-2 years of accounting experience is desirable but not essential
  • Good working level of English
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Package
  • Desire to learn new skills
  • Capable of thinking independently – an opportunity to grow and learn within the job
  • Organised approach to completing tasks

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Able to work across international teams and with different departments
  • Highly organised and able to manage a varied and demanding workload
  • Methodical and diligent approach to ensure quality and accurate results to any given task
  • Outstanding Administrative, organisational and presentation skills

Personal Attributes

  • Intelligent and proactive
  • Attention to detail essential
  • Resilient with a flexible, ‘can-do’ approach to work
  • Results focussed
  • A team player and able to build rapport and engage with a diverse range of people 
  • Committed to equality and diversity
  • Polite and approachable
  • Able to work well with others and under pressure
  • A methodical and cheerful approach to work

Legal Requirements

  • Eligibility to live and work in Cyprus

Holiday: 21 days per annum plus Public Holidays (pro rata)
Hours: 40 hours per week Monday-Friday (Hybrid) within the hours of 08:30-17:30

For more information or to apply for the above opportunity, please email Terri Neofitou, Senior Recruiter: