Accounts Receivable Clerk (entry Level Opportunity)

Accounts Receivable Clerk (Entry Level Opportunity)


  • Full Time
  • To be discussed
  • This position has been filled


  • Full Time
  • To be discussed
  • This position has been filled


The role of an Accounts Receivable Clerk at Canonical

We have an exciting entry-level opportunity for an Accounts Receivable Clerk to join our growing team. If you are passionate about the technology industry and want to work for a company that aligns with your interests, we might be the place for you! Canonical, and our world-class Ubuntu product, attracts some of the leading talents from around the world. Come and work with exceptional people and kick-start your career in Finance!

Our Finance team is growing, and it’s a really exciting time to join the team. We are looking for bright, motivated people who have a passion for making a difference. You will be seeking an opportunity to drive process improvements and change, input your ideas, and truly contribute to the team.

Your role will include ensuring the accuracy of the A/R ledgers, processing customer invoices in a timely and accurate manner, registering customer payments, dealing with queries effectively and efficiently and maintaining compliance with processes and procedures. You will learn the fundamentals of how finance works in an organization.

In return, we will provide you with ample opportunity for career development, including offering you with support for continuing education and the pursuit of professional Accounting certifications. You will report directly to our Global Controller, who will help you develop into the role and guide you through your learnings.

A Day in the Life of an Accounts Receivable Clerk

  • Maintain accuracy of our A/R ledgers and reconciliation of accounts
  • Manage our customer data (names, addresses, etc.), validate and get approval for new accounts, and maintain our audit record of customer data changes and approvals
  • Process our customer invoices in a timely and accurate manner, including entry of invoices into accounting systems, and maintain our files in a tidy and organized manner
  • Efficiently resolve any problems prior to raising and issuing of invoice
  • Implement and comply with the Canonical credit control policy
  • Maximise cash collection through the effective collection of debts and maintain records to track debt collection through to conclusion
  • Ensure payments are received in line with contractual terms
  • Help with our month-end processes: bank reconciliations and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Resolve questions/issues, escalating when appropriate in a timely manner
  • Maintain compliance with processes and procedures, recommend corrective action when identified, and maintain suitable records to demonstrate compliance

What You Will Bring To The Role

  • Exceptional education achievements in an Accounting or Finance subject
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills, including pivots, lookups, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with great organization skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Great communication skills that you will use when connecting directly with our customers
  • A passion for the world of Finance with an ambition to progress your career
  • Some experience using a major accounting system advantageous

What We Offer You

Your base pay will depend on various factors, including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge, and skills. In addition to the benefits below, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards, including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilization. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.

In addition to competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and for more information on these, you can ask in the later stages of the recruitment process.

  • Fully remote working environment – We’ve been working remotely since 2004!
  • Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at ‘sprints’
  • Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long-haul company events

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm that is at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence – in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.

Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004. Work at Canonical is a step into the future and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.

Canonical is an equal-opportunity employer

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background creates a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity, we will give your application fair consideration.

Accounts Receivable Clerk (Entry Level Opportunity)

We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company. We're also the publishers of Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000+ contributors. Ubuntu means 'humanity to others'​. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation. Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an operating system that runs from the tiny connected devices up to the world's biggest mainframes, the platform that everybody uses on the public cloud, and the workstation experience of the world's most productive developers. Secure and reliable, elegant and intuitive, and open for innovation - this is the future of open source, which is why we're proud to be the developers of the fastest-growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed. If you're interested in a career at Canonical, we are a remote-first company, so please apply to any suitable role, as skills are valued more than location, despite some having a preferred geographic preference.
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