Accounts Payable Co-ordinator (ILM)
About The Role
This is a temporary position (maternity cover) requiring someone who is immediately available or available at short notice to come in and make a real impact. The post will be part time, negotiable between 3-4 days per week, covering a period 9-12 months. The ideal candidate will be a capable and experienced accounts payable co-ordinator, or a capable administrator looking to make the move into a Finance position.
As an Accounts Payable Co-ordinator, you will be expected to play a key role to be the primary accounts payable resource covering a wide range of tasks including supplier payments, system administration and supporting the commercial team to provide spend analysis.
Working for a well-known and established brand, you will join a small finance team located in Burntwood supporting our ILM business unit, but working very closely with teams in other offices across the UK. Ultimately, we will need you to be responsible for processing and paying suppliers, staff claims and Qualification Consultant (QC) claims promptly and accurately.
In order to come in a make a real impact, we want to hear from individuals who will be who will be flexible, approachable and delivery-focused with a positive can-do attitude.
Our account payable co-ordinators are natural communicators, being able to quickly build a rapport with key internal and external stakeholders such as new suppliers which need to be set up and the Head of Finance to provide essential reporting and analytics. However, you will need to be confident enough to challenge staff and suppliers to establish a smooth payment process is followed to meet the demanding bi-weekly payment runs.
Your keen eye for detail will be invaluable for this role, ensuring any payments you process are done quickly and to the highest quality with minimal errors. If any issues do arise, your creative problem-solving skills will be put to the test to discover the root cause and then continually improve processes or develop training to prevent future errors and queries.
The ability to draw upon your experience of financial systems (ideally SAP), prioritise workloads as well as having a customer-focused attitude will be fundamental to your success in the role.
Our Story & Mission
The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same as it has always been, to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. What we do is about more than skills, or qualifications, or jobs. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies. Made up of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, DigitalMe, The Oxford Group and e3Learning we work with education providers, businesses and governments in over 80 countries, to provide work-relevant education and training in 26 industries.
At the City & Guilds Group our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, and therefore work in a very flexible way to accommodate everyone.
What We Offer
Working for us means working for an innovative, market-leading organisation. You’ll be entitled to an excellent Total Reward Package which typically includes - a great base salary, 25 days holiday, a defined pension scheme, life assurance, and much more that you can read about here!
To find out more about the position, take a look at the Role Profile. If this sounds exciting and you think you’re just the person for the job, please submit your CV and complete our short application form. We can’t wait to hear from you, so apply now!