Reed Accountancy
14 Feb 2019
01 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An award-winning business service company is looking for a responsible Accounts Payable Manager to supervise the Accounts Payable team and maintain effective relationships with UK and international suppliers.

The companies unique service has enjoyed rapid and unbroken growth - The company is currently listed in the Fast Track 100 and has won numerous awards for customer service and our specialist services.

The role will give exposure to both internal staff from different functions such as Product, Purchasing, Warehousing, Central Finance, as well as external organisations such as HMRC and auditors. The role will entail extensive use of the Company’s Microsoft Dynamics Navision ERP system.

Principal tasks:

• Lead, mentor and manage the Accounts Payable (AP) team
• Inducting, training and continuously developing the team whilst providing guidance and direction
• Performing employee reviews and appraisals for the team
• Ownership of the end to end process of the accounts payable function – develop appropriate controls over AP function and implement best practices
• Ensure timely and efficient processing/posting of high volumes of supplier invoices
• Timely and accurate processing of all domestic and international supplier payments and employee expenses
• Generating payment runs in multiple currencies including identifying any payment priorities against available cash flow
• Responsible for uploading payments to the bank and related bank postings and reconciliations
• Act as main point of contact for all escalated (internal and external) queries, resolve issues promptly and with professionalism
• Ensuring Goods Received Not Invoiced (GRNI) is maintained at a low level
• Review Aged creditors, ensuring timely and accurate postings in the AP ledger and proactively investigate outstanding items
• Oversee processing of T&E related expenses, credit card postings and ensure adherence to T&E policy
• Responsible for the monthly reconciliation of the AP ledger
• Ensure timely reconciliation of all supplier accounts
• Prepare journal postings and other month end related tasks
• Develop and monitor KPIs within accounts payable
• Review coding of invoices/expenses to ensure accuracy of accounts and VAT compliance
• Vendor master file maintenance including new supplier set-up, bank detail changes and archiving of old vendors


• Strong leadership ability with proven experience of managing and developing a team
• High level of accuracy and numeracy
• Great attention to detail, curiosity and analytical approach
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong organisational skills and ability deliver high quality work to deadlines
• Ability to prioritise tasks and work effectively under pressure
• Excellent team player
• Ability to challenge the status quo and drive improvement through change
• Advanced use of Excel, including pivot tables, look-ups and various formulae
• Experience of Microsoft Dynamics Navision advantageous

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

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