AP Supervisor - Global Asset Management Firm

Goodman Masson
City of London, London
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Accounts Payable Supervisor's responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following duties:

* Overseeing the duties of the accounts payable team and ensuring all invoices credit card and personal expenses are processed within a timely manner

* Lead on-going process improvement initiatives and streamlining the operations of the Accounts Payable function. Review operations on an ongoing basis to ensure controls and records are adequate and appropriate.

* Manage the day-to-day running of the purchase ledger, ensuring all supplier invoices have been entered and reconciled at the end of each month.

* Oversee the weekly BACS run and any ad-hoc payments via CHAPS/Faster Payment or cheque.

* Manage and maintain supplier relationships to ensure smooth supply of goods. Manage the supplier onboarding process.

* Be the first point of contact for any queries that are escalated, and resolve accordingly.

* Recruit, develop and train team members on an ongoing basis. Set objectives and manage appraisal process for the team members in accordance with company guidelines.

* Assisting wider team with purchase accruals at month-end

* Ad-hoc requests as requested by Financial Accounting Manager and/ or Finance

Key Skills:
* AAT, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent accounting accreditation or studying/working towards
* Advanced knowledge of an Accounts Payable/Purchase Ledger role;
* Advanced knowledge of PeopleSoft and SAP accounting system and Concur expenses system would be an advantage;
* Confidence with a range of computer software including Microsoft Office, with a particular focus on Microsoft Excel;
* Appreciation of multi-currency accounting would be an advantage;
* Appreciation of the Accruals and Prepayments process;
* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal clients;
* Proven experience in managing a small team of colleagues;
* Ability to multi-task, prioritise, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure;
* Accuracy and a high attention to detail;
* Strong written and verbal communication skills;
* Strong administrative, organisational and planning skills;
* A high level of self-motivation, autonomy and initiative;
* Ability to maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct.