Accounts Payable Controller

Best Western
Yorkshire and the Humber
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Exciting opportunity not to be missed! Best Western has an opportunity available for an Accounts Payable Controller to join our team in York as part of a part time job share. The hours of work are 9am to 5.30pm, 3 consecutive days a week (to suit the role holder).

About the Company

Interchange & Consort Hotels incorporates two high profile organisations:

- Best Western Great Britain "Hotels with Personality" - the largest group of independently owned and managed hotels in the World

- Beacon - a specialist provider of purchasing, consultancy and advisory services to over 2,000 customers in the hospitality, leisure and healthcare industries

We have a fantastic, friendly and fun working environment, and we are committed to being a great place to work.

The Accounts Payable Controller is responsible for the creation of twice monthly payment runs to suppliers.. The role also includes a large amount of communication with external 'suppliers' and internal 'customers'.

What are the responsibilities of the Accounts Payable Controller?

Financial Processes

- To produce twice monthly payment run to suppliers.

- To register all supplier invoices in a timely manner.

- To make weekly expense payments to ICH employees.

- Setup new suppliers within the finance system.

- Manage the purchase order system and assist users with the process.

- To produce and pay quarterly "Self Billing" invoices.

Customer Service

- Provide main contact point for internal and external supplier queries.


- Commitment to customer service excellence, providing a high level of service delivery to both internal and external customers at all times.

- Undertake any reasonable additional duties or responsibilities in order to meet the needs of the team and the business.

What do we look for in an Accounts Payable Controller?



- Experience of providing administrative support within a busy office environment

- Experience of working with systems and databases

- Experience of accurately inputting to databases, maintaining manual/electronic records and the analysis and manipulation of this data

- Experience of working with numerical data

- Experience of handling confidential information and knowledge of Data Protection legislation


- Experience of processing invoices

- Experience of providing administrative support within a financial environment

- Experience of working with financial systems

Skills and Abilities


- Excellent IT skills, with the ability to maximise systems

- Strong numeracy skills

- Good attention to detail, with the ability to manage large volumes of data accurately

- Good organisational skills, able to work to tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks

- Excellent communication skills, both in writing and verbally

- Ability to work to high standards and to spot anomalies

- Ability to analyse information and data

Qualifications / Knowledge


- Knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages, eg Word, Excel and Outlook

- Qualified by experience in a similar administrative role


- Experience of using a financial system, eg Sage or something similar would be an advantage

- Knowledge of financial best practice


We offer a fantastic benefits package!

Benefits including:

- Company bonus, pension, life assurance, income protection

- Employee discounts

- An additional day off on your birthday.

- Career and learning opportunities with the ability to develop a career within the company.

- A working environment where you won't be just a cog in the machine.

If you wish to join our exceptionally talented staff community and take the next step to advance your future career by becoming our Accounts Payable Controller - Why not click 'apply' today to send your CV and a covering letter?

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