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Job Title:  Account Receivable Lead

Req ID:  31682
Job Category:  Finance

Derby, DBY, GB, DE21 6LY


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

Due to Company growth we are looking to recruit an Account Receivable Lead into this newly created position within our wider Finance Department based in Derby.

Reporting to the Credit and Risk Manager, the Accounts Receivable Lead assists in in all processes within the Accounts Receivable function facilitating receipts of payments of customers and maintaining the lowest possible aged debt and accurate ledgers within Oracle. Responsible for the management of a team of 6 with potentially some being based abroad this role provides a chance of growth and development within AR.


Accounts Receivable

  •  Execution of credit rules for credit hold (and release) process. 
  •   Continually strive to improve the Accounts Receivable procedures and processes and support special projects within the department. 
  •  Support implementation of appropriate technology/software/ entities to improve process or functionality of current systems.
  •  Stay updated on industry and legislative changes
  •  Regular production of analytical KPI data for internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Lead and participate in the Credit Committee meetings.

Working with Change

  •   Look for ways of improving the processes within the department and stand-alone execution of “easy win” improvements.
  • Participate in Kaizen requests and requirements.

Team Working

  •  Direct the efficiency of others within the team daily.
  •  Work collaboratively with the wider finance team and local entities.
  •  Ensure that you have a full understanding of each area within the department. 
  •   Highlight to your manager where you have any training needs.


  •   Undertake any reasonable requests from your CRM.
  • Provide any information that is requested from Finance and Operational Management in a timely manner.
  •  Be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that the agreed health and safety training shall be mandatory for all members of staff.

Skills and Experience

•    Proven experience of Accounts Receivables lead position.
•    CICM Qualified or working towards CICM qualification. 
•    Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
•    Communicator and customer service skills.
•    Ability to work under pressure.
•    Mathematical and analytical mindset.
•    Results focused.
•    Questions the status quo.
•    Team worker.
•    Attention to detail.
•    Planning and organisational skills.

•    Oracle.
•    Microsoft package.


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  31682
Job Category:  Finance

Derby, DBY, GB, DE21 6LY

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