Accounts Payable Manager

Job Title: Accounts Payable Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
REF: AF250319_1553516478
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
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Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Manager with a well known retailer based in Central London.

The Role:

  • Oversee and manage the Accounts Payable team taking full responsibility of the Stock, Overheads and Expense ledgers
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge of the operations of the business and strong inter-departmental relationships
  • Develop and implement controls and processes
  • Drive PO and invoice authorisation compliance within the business
  • Implement weekly and monthly reporting KPIs
  • Develop and effectively manage a team of seven
  • Ensure timely production of financial reconciliations in line with the month end process, including production and review of supplier statement reconciliations
  • Ensure the group takes advantage of early payment discounts and supplier payment terms are tightly managed
  • Support the management accounts team with month end close reporting and analysis as required
  • Assist with the preparation of the year-end audit file and liaise with auditors
  • Measure process quality, identify cause, minimise defects and implement change to drive efficiencies

The Person:

  • Knowledge & understanding of the Accounts Payable function with extensive experience leading a large Accounts Payable team
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to balance and prioritise work
  • Strong numeric, organisation and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Previous experience of working within a fast paced office environment
  • Ability to lead a team and communicate effectively with both financial and non-financial colleagues
  • Strong technical knowledge and a commercial attitude
  • A proactive attitude and the ability to demonstrate adaptability and flexibility when presented with change and challenges is essential