Accounts Payable Assistant

SAI Global
Knowlhill, UK
11 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
SAI Global, a global Risk Management Services provider, is looking to recruit an Accounts Payable Assistant to join our Milton Keynes-based team on a permanent basis. Providing an integral service, the Accounts Payable Assistant will be responsible for invoicing across our UK and Ireland businesses alongside resolving any inter-company transactions. Due to the EMEA-wide focus of our UK-based team, the ability to deal across multiple currencies in essential, and we are look for a strong communicator and well-organised individual.

Ideally coming from a professional services/industry background, the successful applicant will need to be able work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to communicate and work on their own initiative. Furthermore, the role will require the ability to work to tight deadlines as well as the need to prioritise workloads. An overview of the man duties has been provided below:
  • Receive invoices and other accounts payable documentation, and check and confirm liability for payment;
  • Accurately raise Customer Invoices in Epicor;
  • Preparation of supplier statement reconciliations and control account reconciliations;
  • Provide an expense claim service and maintenance of cash floats and ensure proper authorisation has been received for all invoices and expense claims;
  • Code invoices and arrange for manager approval;
  • Prepare regular reports on the status of payments and expected cash outflows on a monthly basis;
  • Match manager signature to Authorities Index;
  • Provide information for month-end accruals for both AP and AR.

Experience and Skillset required:
  • Previous experience of working in an Accounts Payable role is essential;
  • Previous experience of working in a large finance department supporting a global business is desirable;
  • Ability to accurately enter information into various databases/CRMs is critical;
  • Sound understanding of differing functions with a large finance department;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office;
  • An understanding of Epicor accounting system is desirable, but not essential;
  • The ability to prioritise and plan effectively to achieve monthly targets and deadlines;
  • Technically competent and able to deal in multiple currencies;
  • Experience of query and issue resolution.

Interpersonal Skills:
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Flexible approach to work with differing tasks;
  • Professional approach to confidentiality;
  • Enthusiastic with a can do attitude;
  • Must be able to work on their own initiative and also be a team player.

About SAI:

SAI Global provides a range of solutions, services and expertise to help individuals and organizations manage risk. Our business comprises four core divisions:
  • Risk management solutions: We help companies take an integrated approach to risk lifecycle management through an innovative mix of industry expertise, market-leading software and ethics learning solutions;
  • Global standards: We are a trusted provider of standards, technical information and regulatory content to organizations globally;
  • Australian property broking and information: We are Australia's largest provider of property information and settlement services and support confident decision making across all stages of the property lifecycle;
  • Assurance certification and training: We provide accredited audit and certification services based on third-party endorsed management systems, and world-class training, to support organizations gain efficiencies, improve performance and ensure compliance.

Underpinning all SAI Global's diverse, market-leading solutions are proven and trusted business methodologies, powered by local expertise and know how.

We have global reach, with locations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.

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