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Accounts Payable

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £25000 - £30000 per annum + FTC

  • Contact:

    Sarah Viswadia

  • Contact email:

    sarahv@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    SV02_20_AP_1581958021

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

A leading retailer in East London are looking for an experienced Senior Accounts Payable Assistant to join the team on a 12month fixed term contract. You will be reporting to the Accounts Payable Manager and will be responsible for processing invoices and paying suppliers and employee expenses. To excel in this role, you will be proactive, demonstrate attention to detail, be self-motivated and have strong communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Process stock invoices on a timely basis, matching stock receipts against PO numbers, the client's stock system, checking price and quantity of goods received
  • Investigate and resolve pricing and quantity issues with the warehouse team and Buying departments
  • Preserve strong relationships with suppliers, working closely to resolve queries
  • Monitor and adjust supplier prompt payment discounts where necessary
  • Production of monthly supplier statement reconciliations, ensuring resolution of outstanding credit notes due and debit balances
  • Assist on the AP Oracle system backlog and ensure this is cleared prior to year-end audit
  • Assist in documenting and developing the AP processes to ensure efficiency and accuracy
  • Attend weekly meetings with business partners to ensure continual support is provided
  • Any other duties and ad hoc projects that may be required by the Accounts Payable Manager

Skills/Experience of Accounts Payable Assistant

  • Previous experience in the retail industry
  • Process driven with a disciplined approach to work
  • Self-motivated and well organised with good attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills - confident talking to internal staff and suppliers
  • Proactive - able to generate new ideas and more efficient ways of working
  • Able to work to monthly deadlines

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