Accounts Payable Lead

Recruiter
Jenrick Commercial
Location
Farnborough, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2019
Closes
18 Oct 2019
Ref
1285596419
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
- Accounts Payable Lead
- £250 - £285 per day
- 12 month contract - could extend to 24 months
- Role based in Farnborough

Working for a Fortune 500 company in the Construction and Engineering space we are looking for an experience Accounts Payable Lead to join the team based in Farnborough. You will be working in fantastic offices which have free parking, costa coffee on-site as well as a discounted staff canteen.

This company work a 9 day fortnight where you will work 36 hours one week and work Monday - Thursday and the following week you will work Monday - Friday and work 44 hours so every other week you have a Friday off.

Role overview

Works as the lead for the various Accounts Payable (AP) activities associated with the UK projects. The role will require substantial interface with the various stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate processing of invoices. The responsibilities will include:

- Manage project AP teams in remote locations.
- Participate in Vendor kick-off meetings, and any subsequent alignment sessions.
- Ensure that invoices received are correctly processed against policy/contractual terms, and are correctly funded prior to payment. Manage associated cashflow.
- Ensure financial requirements have been met prior to payment of invoices (e.g. contract terms, commitments, tax /legal compliance, maths checks, receipt of letters of credit, parent company guarantee, etc.)
- Interface with clients, Supply Chain and project management functions to ensure timely and accurate verification of invoices. Resolve supplier queries.
- Maintain control over valuable contract documentation. E.g. bonds and guarantees. Ensure that these are kept current and appropriate.
- Monitor and maintain vendor Payable accounts; review all open items in the AP registers; manage aging positions and ensure payments made are cleared down.
- Ensure that timely/accurate data is available to clients and project management
- Oversee/approve monthly general ledger reconciliations related to the AP function; assist the PBS leads in the monthly accrual activity.
- Act as a local Project SAP subject matter expert for the AP roles

Essential Role Requirements:

- 5 years+ SAP experience
- Highly experienced in the administration of complex Contracts and Purchase orders' and verification of associated invoices. Often small volume, high value.
- A good communicator, both written and oral;
- 5 years+ of Construction/Engineering industry experience
- Held supervisory / managerial positions
- Highly experienced in Excel (pivot tables +) and Word;
- Able to interact with diverse project teams from different cultures and seniority.

Very desirable to have:

- Previous experience of working in an international environment

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