Accounts Payable Assistant

Platinum Resources
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

High-profile, blue-chip Transport Group is looking to appoint an Accounts Payable Assistant to provide a timely and accurate transaction processing service for supplier and sales invoices.

Reporting to the Transaction Processing Supervisor, the Accounts Payable Assistant will be responsible for ensuring that:

  1. Company’s payment and receipt processing activities are accurate and timely
  2. Supplier and customer queries are resolved in a timely fashion
  3. Sales ledger is effectively controlled to maintain overdue debtor balances within targets
  4. Supplier statement reconciliations are completed to schedule

To achieve this the Accounts Payable Assistant will be required to:

  • Process invoices and sales orders received in a timely manner
  • Review and process e-invoicing files received from suppliers
  • Ensure that the procedures for authorising purchase and sales invoices are adhered to
  • Ensure that VAT inputs and outputs are accurately identified

Additional duties for the Accounts Payable Assistant include:

  • Assisting in resolving disputes between the company and external suppliers / customers
  • Undertaking credit control escalating unresolved disputes to contract management
  • Ensure that supplier statement reconciliations are prepared on a periodic basis

Key stakeholders include:

External - Suppliers & Customers, HMRC, Auditors, County Courts & Solicitors

Internal - Employees / managers requisitioning goods/services, Employees / managers raising sales orders, Procurement Team

Suitable applicants for the Accounts Payable Assistant role will have:

  • Ability to work in a busy, highly-pressurised, high-volume environment
  • Good understanding of Accounts Payable & Receivable processes
  • Good standard of numeracy & literacy
  • Working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Experience of transactions processing within defined procedures
  • Customer service experience both internally and externally

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a well-established, market leader.