Accounts Payable Manager

Job Title: Accounts Payable Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH50846
Contact Name: Rachel Scott
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 07, 2016 09:30

Job Description

Handle Recruitment are excited to be working alongside a fantastic retailer to find an experienced Accounts Payable Manager to join their successful and ever growing team on a permanent basis.

This role will supervise 3 members of staff and will report into the Finance Manager as part of the wider finance function.

The responsibilities of this role are:

  • Manage and motivate the Accounts Payable team which comprises 3 direct reports; including team meetings, one to one's, bi-annual performance reviews, objective setting and recruitment. Proactively manage team performance and absence
  • Maintain the integrity, accuracy and timely processing of Sterling and Currency invoice entry
  • Proactively manage the complete vendor payment cycle to set deadlines - ensuring adherence to payment terms and internal authorisation policies
  • Ensure team completes monthly supplier statement reconciliations - review reconciliations performed by the team, and take responsibility for completing the more complex reconciliations. Ensure all reconciling items are investigated and resolved
  • Analyse and effectively communicate reporting in particular the Aged Creditor analysis and debit balance reporting. Ensure all month end deadlines are adhered to
  • Maintain the integrity of supplier records - check, verify and authorise changes
  • Review AP procedures to streamline processes and ensure strong internal controls.
  • Actively assist with all areas of the team's daily tasks at peak periods and absences
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key suppliers
  • Projecting rolling payment schedules for cash-flow control
  • Ensuring all our property costs are paid promptly and associated schedules accurately maintained
  • Weekly reviews of the ledgers and ensuring queries are promptly resolved, and debit note deductions applied before raising payments
  • Providing support and documentation to external audits and insurance claims
  • Maintaining and updating internal manuals and policies

To be considered for this role, we are looking for:

  • Extensive experience within an Accounts Payable function
  • Solid experience of managing a team of at least 2 direct reports
  • The ability to demonstrate working proactively in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Retail/hospitality/FMCG industry experience (advantageous, not essential)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.