Accounts Payable Manager

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

Leading shoe retailer seeking an experience AP Manager to join their vibrant team.

As the Accounts Payable Manager, you and your team will support the business in timely processing of invoices and payments ensuring there is no interruption to delivery supply, maintain excellent supplier relationships and driving efficiency.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage the Accounts Payable team taking full responsibility for the accuracy of the Stock, Overheads and Expenses ledgers
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge of the operations of the business and strong inter-departmental relationships
  • Develop and implement robust controls and processes to meet the demands of a rapidly changing business
  • Drive PO and invoice authorisation compliance within the business
  • Implement weekly and monthly reporting KPIs, ensuring service level agreements are adhered to
  • Develop and effectively manage a team of 10
  • Ensure timely production of financial reconciliations in line with the month end process, including production and review of supplier statement reconciliations
  • Ensure the group take 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 liaison with auditors
  • Measure process quality, identify defect root causes, minimise defects and implement change to drive efficiencies
  • Work on the AP Oracle system backlog and ensure this is cleared prior to year-end audit
  • Document and develop the AP processes to ensure efficiency and accuracy
  • Set up weekly meetings with business partners and ensure continual support is provided


  • Extensive experience leading a large Accounts Payable team
  • Retail background - essential
  • 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, preferably retail
  • Ability to lead a team and communicate effectively with both financial and non-financial colleagues inside or outside the business
  • Strong technical knowledge and a commercial attitude
  • Previous experience of an accounting system such as Oracle/SAP and systems change or implementation
  • A proactive attitude and the ability to demonstrate adaptability and flexibility when presented with change and challenges is essential

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