Billing Specialist

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1405804

 Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Billing Advisor/Administrator working within our growing and evolving billing department.

Salary: starting £18,500 depending on skills and experience

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our Role

SSE Airtricity Gas supplies gas to over 160,000 customers across Northern Ireland and core to our purpose is ensuring that we provide timely and accurate bills to each of these customers throughout the year. In order to ensure we maintain high quality billing standards and compliance excellence it is essential that we have a dedicated and motivated team of professionals who are equipped and responsible for ensuring these standards are maintained and customers billed accurately and on time. To this end we have an exciting opportunity for a Billing Advisor/Administrator working within our growing and evolving billing department.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

-Ensuring accurate and timely routine billing for all domestic and commercial customers according to billing schedules and in line with all policies & procedures, SLA’s, Codes of Practice and applicable licence requirements.

-Update and manage multiple CRM systems e.g. HiAffinity, online portals, websites and other databases as required

-Support the complex billing of large business customers as required

-Support the management and accurate updating/amending of complex billing databases and files to facilitate billing and associated processes, such as contract renewals

-Provide support, advice and escalation point for complex and technical queries and enquiries from other internal teams and departments, customers and third parties.

-Support in the prevention of revenue leakage by assisting in the monitoring of monthly billed revenue data to ensure alignment with Network volume data. Assist in investigation of any variances.

-Support with the execution of non-routine billing tasks including: – electronic billing, web bills, rebills, customer account reconciliations, meter upsizes, updating and monitoring of accounts for accuracy, including for large contract accounts amendments for elevated pressure, correctors, pricing/charge changes and amendments.

-Contact customers and Network Operators where appropriate to close out billing queries and book appointments/siteworks as required.

-Proactively engage with other internal departments to fulfil all billing requirements, resolve queries, drive improvements, and ensure all SLA’s and objectives are delivered as required.

-Coordinate billing schedules with Meter Reading and Customer Service teams.

-Manage recovery communications with bill print vendor

-Support the management of dedicated shared mailbox

-Undertake any additional duties as directed by the Billing Team Lead and Collections & Back Office Manager.

Your Skills and Experience

-Experience working in either a billing or customer accounts environment

-Minimum of Intermediate excel skills

-Strong numerical and analytical skills. Able to demonstrate ability to analyse and manage large volumes of data

-Able to interpret data to find anomalies/trends and make recommendations

-Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

-Proven experience in multi-tasking, prioritising workload and managing time well

-Focused on delivering accurate and reliable results within deadlines

-Experience working with customers, colleagues and all stakeholders across the business and wider industry e.g. Networks/Distribution companies

-Proven experience in Microsoft Office suite, and ideally including Access

-Keen to get involved in any improvement initiatives and bring new ideas

-Responds positively to change

-Knowledge of the Gas & Electricity industries preferred

Our Company

SSE is Ireland’s second largest energy utility and the leading developer and investor in cleaner energy infrastructure. Sitting within our Wholesale business, SSE Airtricity supplies greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to over 770,000 homes and businesses.

SSE Ireland has been certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the gold standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is presented to companies that represent best-in-class leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in CSR and Sustainability including employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Our Benefits

We employ 1000 individuals doing everything from helping customers with their bills to the creation of clean, green renewable energy. Our people are important to us and we go to great lengths to extend the values of our award-winning customer service to our employees to ensure that as part of our diverse workforce, you have the flexibility and opportunity to develop to your fullest potential.

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy 25 days’ annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days and will also be eligible for a host of other lifestyle benefits. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 26 April 2019

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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