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Senior Accounts Assistant (Media & International)

Arena Racing Company
SW1P 4QP, London (Greater)
£40,000 to £45,000 dependent on experience
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

About us:

Arena Racing Company does so much more than lead the UK’s largest horse racing group. We have 21 racing venues showcasing horse racing, greyhound racing, golf courses, hotels and events. In short, leisure, entertainment, media production and global distribution are at the heart of what we do, making it an exciting and diverse place to work! 

Our success is a team effort which is why we offer great opportunities for growth, development and career progression. After all, it’s our employees that enable us to offer first class service and create an electric atmosphere, all within an industry we love.

About the role:

The role of the Senior Accounts Assistant (Media & International) is to work alongside colleagues in the finance team & legal team performing a range of accounting and clerical tasks relating to the accounts receivable for our media income streams. This includes overseeing the management of the sales invoices process system, and being accountable for ensuring that invoices are in accordance to legal contracts with partners, receipts are reconciled, and that the debt position is proactively reporting on and chased down.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the Account Assistant to ensure that all full and partial billing is accurately processed in line with agreed contracts for all entities.
  • Work with the business to ensure that purchase orders are obtained from the client where required.
  • Ensure any unallocated receipts are investigated immediately once they are recorded.
  • Issue any credit notes in accordance with the credit note policy.
  • Ensure that all sales invoicing for the month is completed in a timely manner in accordance with month end timelines and billing reports on live file are updated.
  • Provide electronic statements to customers and undertake customer statement reconciliations.
  • Proactively chase all customers not adhering to terms of business.
  • Produce a weekly aged debt position, providing comments and updates upon any customers not adhering to terms and present weekly meeting with media heads.
  • Produce any analysis on debt type as required, for e.g, future events, type of income.
  • Setup new customers as required and maintain customer ledger data files.
  • Liaise with data team on chasing 3rd party reports.
  • Feed debtor and collection projections into weekly cash flows.
  • Maintain financial security by following internal accounting controls.
  • Prepare financial reports as required.
  • Provide support to wider finance.

About you:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role, with a working knowledge of accounts receivable
  • Take initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent relationship management
  • High levels of personal integrity 
  • Team player with pronounced numerical affinity and accuracy
  • Previous experience with ERP systems (Exchequer) an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and confident presenting to senior leaders

What ARC can offer you:

Personal Development and Bonuses

•            Discretionary group annual bonus schemes to reward your hard work

•            Employee referral scheme because your opinion matters

•            Internal development programmes to help you progress

•            Support with study through our study assistance schemes


Days Out & Leave 

•            Want to experience a day on the other side? 2 Annual Members badges, giving access to over    500 race days, as well as discounts on hospitality & room rates at ARC venues

•            Because we value work-life balance we offer an annual leave entitlement starting at 22 days plus bank and public holidays- increasing on your work anniversaries up to 28 days! 

Because your health & wellbeing comes first

•            Company life assurance scheme

•            Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured

•            Cycle to work scheme


And so much more.

We are on a thrilling journey. So, to join us at our next destination, be part of a winning team and to learn more about our company and this exciting opportunity apply today.

At ARC, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences.  We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please let us know; we will ensure that individuals with additional needs are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

We understand the value that diversity brings to our business and we are striving to create a working environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions. We are committed to making a consistent, top-down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.

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