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Accounts Payable Manager

Job Title: Accounts Payable Manager
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Ealing, London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus plus Excellent Benefits
REF: JV2610APM_1541177693
Contact Name: Jessica Veiga
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Accounts Payable Manager - Ealing
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum plus Bonus plus Excellent Benefits

Our client, a well-known market leader and rapidly growing organisation, is looking to source an experienced and talented Accounts Payable Manager to join their busy team.

The purpose of this role will be to effectively manage the Accounts Payable team and ensure the timely payment of invoices. You must have SAP knowledge ensuring efficiency in workflow and continuous improvement in processes.

Key duties
- Control and monitor the end to end accounts payable process including reconciliation of statements, payment runs and tight month end close process
- Ensure all invoice queries are resolved in a timely manner, encouraging the team to problem solve and engage with the wider business and suppliers as required
- Be prepared to assess current invoice matching process and making improvements to achieve matching/payment targets
- Establish and maintain effective controls over payment runs to suppliers, including BACS, faster payments, Government payments, standing orders and direct debits
- Manage supplier statements reconciliations and balance confirmations on a timely basis and ensure credit notes are received as required
- Oversee the Purchase Order process and assist the business with queries and raising PO's when required
- Develop and mentor the AP clerks, managing clear objectives and providing career planning and coaching
- Implement changes in processes and policies as required by the business
- Liaise and assist with the internal and external Audit team as required
- Maintain accurate and up to date supplier information including payments terms and bank details
- Assist in establishing robust financial controls around the end-to-end accounts payable process
- Periodic review of aged payables and accruals with the Head of Finance
- Work with the wider business to assist in the implementation and training of Invoice approval and Purchase Order Systems
- Set up and maintain appropriate KPI's to manage and report operational performance of the P2P process across the business

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years' experience working within a fast paced environment in a similar role. You will have proven AP Supervisor/Manager experience with excellent people management skills. You will have strong analytical skills with the ability to identify problem areas, recommend solutions and good reporting skills.

In return, the candidate will enjoy developing their career in a thoroughly enjoyable working environment which is both professional and sociable in equal measure.

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