Accounts Payable Executive



Beth Eades
Recruitment Consultant
T: 07917 016332

We are looking for a superstar Accounts Payable Assistant who will support the AP Lead in the development of a new in-house AP Function.

This role will suit individuals with prior experience in a medium to large sized organisation and used to working in an incredibly fast- paced environment and who will hit the ground running.

This position is within a small but growing internal finance team, the roles and responsibilities are likely to develop organically over time as the needs of the business changes, currently the core responsibilities of the role will be:

  • Processing of all Supplier invoices into the accounting system.
  • Conducting regular Supplier account reconciliations and providing copies of statements and remittances upon request.
  • Responsible for investigating and resolving all queries relating to Supplier accounts, invoices and payments.
  • Creation of regular Supplier payment runs and setup of batch payments in online banking systems.
  • Provide training for all new starters on the purchase order to payment system.
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of the accounting team by making recommendations for process improvements.
  • Liaise with budget holders to review open POs to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of business liabilities.
  • Month-end – Assist the Financial Controller with the month-end process including determining month-end accruals for open POs, Goods Received Not Invoiced (GRNI) and Invoices without POs.

About You

The successful candidate will have strong relevant industry experience within an AP/AR role. They will have the drive and tenacity to hit the ground running, aiming to exceed expectations and add value at all opportunities. You will be joining a small but growing finance team and must be flexible in terms of workload and responsibilities – a can-do attitude is a must. You will have an entrepreneurial mind-set and be able to contribute to the continuing development of the internal finance function within the company. We are looking for someone with:

  • Prior experience running an AP function, ideally within the FMCG industry.
  • Professional accounting qualification or studying towards one
  • A detail-orientated problem solver, who can competently and efficiently work with large datasets and complex issues, able to cut-through the detail and identify the root-cause of any problem and propose suitable solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business and customers
  • Knowledge of SAGE 200 is essential.
  • Experienced with Windows 365 and Microsoft Office, with excellent excel skills is particularly important.

Please contact me for further information.