Accounts Payable Supervisor

Recruitment Direct Leominster Ltd
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting for an Accounts Payable Supervisor to join our Ledbury based client on a full time, permanent basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for day to day processing, monthly closing, account analysis, processing expense statements and reporting. A solid understanding of the effect of accounts payable on other areas of the finance team and the wider business is essential. Key skills include having the ability to prioritise workloads and delegate effectively. The client is offering a salary IRO of £25k, depending on experience.

Main responsibilities:

  • To consistently deliver the very highest of standards to ensure the department and wider business is represented accordingly
  • Ensure the accurate posting of invoices to overhead accounts and cost centres
  • Ensure suppliers are paid in a timely manner according to the company’s policies and procedures and payment run dates
  • Ensure that all supplier invoices received are matched with a PO, if not then investigation into why not
  • Manage and maintain supplier relationships at all times
  • Manage all invoice queries with the supplier onto a resolution
  • Monitoring discount opportunities from suppliers via 'early payment dates'
  • Manage the month end process to ensure that all supplier invoices are received and posted where possible, and where not, accrued
  • Reconcile supplier statements regularly prior to payment processing, ensuring all invoices listed are accounted for
  • Maintain supplier master data to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Take responsibility for maintaining procedures for the prevention of AP fraud
  • Manage the aged creditors report to ensure all invoices/credit notes posted are paid/taken. No items to be over 60 days on the aged credit report
  • Manage the reimbursement of company expenses in a timely manner in accordance with the company Expenses Policy
  • Manage the preparation of VAT, Intrastat & EC Sales returns
  • National Statistics reporting
  • Month end Group Reporting to ensure the integrity and accuracy of Intercompany information
  • Prepare ad hoc reports as required by other members of the Finance and wider business team
  • Supervise and mentor members of the AP team and lead by example
  • Drive process and change to improve the department’s efficiencies

Required experience/qualities:


  • Experience in the tracking purchase orders/invoices
  • Attention to detail
  • Thoroughness
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Data entry skills
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, listening, writing)
  • Able to work alone and within a team
  • Pro-active and reliable
  • Team player with self-motivational skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Must have the ability to lead, multi-task, and make sound decisions in fast-paced environment
  • Able to deal with multiple relationships and tasks
  • 3 years’ minimum experience within a similar role
  • An excellent working knowledge of Excel (Advanced - Lookups & Pivot Tables)

Recruitment Direct Leominster Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. In order to be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. Due to an anticipated high volume of applicants, if you do not hear back from us within 48 hours please consider yourself unsuccessful this time.