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Accounts Receivable Analyst

Morayfield, Morayfield, Queensland, Australia

Company Description

Inmarsat has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for over thirty years, and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 13 geostationary satellites. Inmarsat plc is a FTSE listed company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, Inmarsat is at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.

Chief Finance Office

Inmarsat’s Chief Finance Office (CFO) processes millions of transactions a month that enable us to interact efficiently with our suppliers, customers, trading partners and regulators. We make sure that the Company is properly funded and well controlled, that our taxes are paid and that shareholders and banks continue to support our plans. Our commercial teams help ensure that the business takes sound decisions through robust planning, careful pricing, sound contracts, skilled procurement and rigorous evaluation of every major business decision.

Job Description

Primary role purpose:

Responsible for the timely and accurate processing of incoming global customer receipts in addition to other financial related activities to support the global Credit and Collections team in the maintenance of an accurate AR subledger. The role requires strong communication skills and an attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy. Much collaboration with the global collections team is required in this support and analytical role.

Key Responsibilities:

Payment processing

On a daily basis the priority is to process any customer payments in bank accounts/company codes as assigned. All payments are to be processed in SAP within one business day of receipt in bank. Follow up is required with the applicable Collector via the Outstanding Payments Spreadsheet for payments received without payment details.

AR Inquiries

Responsibility for handling a share of incoming inquiries in the AR.Inquiries mailbox while ensuring the integrity of the AR inbox is maintained. All inquiries are expected to be brought to a quick and full resolution for reporting back to the Collector/Customer.

Matching Details

To assist in the clean-up of customer accounts, or to maintain clarity on the accounts, the AR analyst is expected to perform a matching exercise in SAP to ensure open credits are allocated correctly.

Account Reconciliations

Monthly clearing and GL reconciliations are required in the incoming bank clearing accounts, with assistance on various credit card related GL accounts as necessary.

Vendor Forms for New Customers

Accurate and timely preparation of any requested vendor forms from new customers (or existing customers with changes in payment details). Accuracy of company information, applicable banking details, and contact information is essential to ensure timely payment receipts. Coordination and communication with Sales, Legal, Contracts, and Tax departments is often required, depending on the customer complexity.

Returned AP Payment Advice

Responsible to maintain a running listing of all accounts payable returned items received back in the bank accounts for Inmarsat Global. This listing is to be provided to the Central Payments team in Accounts Payable.

Audit Queries

Responsible for preparing and providing accurate customer statements when confirmation is requested by an Audit firm. Customer requests for statements are coordinated through the applicable Collector and the AR Analyst is expected to support this request with any information required.

Other tasks

The AR Analyst is expected to assist the AR Manager as required. Some assigned duties may include processing approved bad debt write offs, assisting in the completion of approved customer refunds through the CRM system, audit related queries, other account reconciliations, and assistance to other team members as required.


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Numeracy and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good Microsoft Excel knowledge and skills
  • Articulate and fluent communicator, with a strong command of written and spoken English
  • Accounting knowledge typically obtained through post-secondary education

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • SAP
  • Organisational skills to meet various different deadlines and demands from stakeholders
  • International Accounts Receivable experience in a multi company and multi-currency environment
Additional Information

You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.

Inmarsat Values:

Our values define Inmarsat’s culture and represent what we believe in. Inmarsat employees aspire to certain behaviours which support our corporate values, they create a stronger working environment and lie at the heart of our continued success as an organisation.

  • Accountability – taking ownership, getting results and keeping our promises
  • Respect – collaborating, embracing diversity and valuing differences
  • Excellence – creating bold solutions for our customers and putting quality at the heart of everything we do