Accounts Assistant

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £125 - £140 per day
REF: AF250619_1564753654
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join a luxury retailer based in Central London.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • managing a number of AP supplier accounts ensuring invoices are processed and queries raised / resolved in a timely manner
  • Build relationships with internal customers and external suppliers
  • Escalate any major issues to the appropriate management
  • Pro-actively match invoices using the available technology and resources
  • Proactively chase for credit notes relating to Returns.
  • Monitor the volume / value of returns in-conjunction with invoices to be paid
  • Prepare and action weekly payment runs
  • Process manual payments as required
  • To provide exceptional customer services to internal and external contacts and customers
  • Manage and resolve debit balance accounts
  • Maximise capture of settlement discount
  • Additional focus / priority on key supplier accounts
  • Assist with AP rota tasks e.g. email box, in-coming post etc.
  • Weekly review of supplier ageing, and follow up actions undertaken
  • Manage the filing & archiving of processed invoices
  • Complete supplier statement reconciliations and record activity on central spreadsheet
  • Assist with supplier queries via phone-calls or emails
  • Cover team members in times of absence
  • Facilitate a flexible/positive and pro-active working environment but with a view to meeting required deadlines
  • Continuously seek to improve existing processes to increase efficiency of role / department
  • Ad-hoc duties and assisting with projects as required

Previous Experience:

  • Experience of working in an AP department - in a retail environment preferable
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of purchase to pay process for stock and overhead supplies
  • Team player, and willing to assist others whenever possible