Accounts Payable Executive – Remote working – Fixed Contract for 12 months

Location: Tyne and Wear
Job Reference:AM/76592
Salary:£20,000k basic plus excellent benefits
Type:Contract

The Client

A well-established and integrated Digital business services organisation based in Newcastle.

Headquartered in London, they have offices in 17 countries throughout the UK, EMEA, USA and Asia. Working with recognised Enterprise branded clients every day.

They have built an organisation to deliver on this, with a unique combination of market and consumer insight, customer communications strategy, technology and transformational expertise. They help clients shape the future of customer communications.

The Opportunity

This role will be working for their Newcastle based Finance Shared Services. For this Accounts Payable Executive position, you will primarily ensure suppliers to the Company are paid correctly and in a timely manner, ensuring that all costs to the business are classified correctly and that all queries relating to the purchase ledger are dealt with promptly and conclusively.

Key responsibilities:

Some of the key responsibilities for this successful individual would be but no limited to:

  • Reporting into an outstanding Purchase Ledger Manager and working with a team of ten.
  • To work as a team covering various entities within the Group, to process all purchase invoices in an accurate and timely manner
  • Processing purchase invoices to purchase orders on various systems. Processing overhead invoices once approval has been met.
  • Identify, log and work with suppliers and internal departments to resolve all invoice queries, managing an end result as quickly as possible.
  • Reconcile supplier statements to purchase ledger, identify reconciling items/issues (including reviewing open cost lines), ensure all necessary items are actioned and chased up, with full back up documentation attached – ready for payments to be processed.
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding payment of accounts.
  • To maintain supplier accounts, ensuring that suppliers contact details and numbers are correct on the system and that the data held about suppliers is accurate and up to date.
  • To ensure all documentation/letters/emails are answered promptly and accurately.
  • Housekeeping of GRNI/Purchase creditors/WIP reports – ensuring only valid current items are on the system.
  • Processing of company expenses on KDS online portal ensuring checked in a timely manner and in accordance with company policies
  • To file finance documents accurately, ensuring easy retrieval for others.
  • Scan and send documents when required or as requested.
  • To create a positive impression of the Finance team and to foster excellent working relationships with partners around the business – this includes the Group Finance Team at Head Office.
  • To assist the wider Finance team during internal/external audit inspections

The Candidate:

The successful Purchase Ledger Executive will be/have:

As they are passionate about their employees and are looking for an energetic and highly motivated staff member to join an established team with the right ‘can do’ attitude’.

  • You will have relevant Accounts Payable experience
  • Around 2 years related Finance background and may be an AAT studier or part qualified studier (CIMA, ACCA) or you may be a qualified by experience (QBE) with a higher level of experience who is happy to complete a fixed term contract
  • You will be comfortable working in a high-volume invoice environment and have an ability to complete three way matching (invoice, remittance, PO number)
  • Excellent communication skills, to interact with the wider business
  • Excellent team working
  • Experience of MS Word and Excel for administrative purposes
  • Epicor or other finance system experience would be nice, but definitely NOT essential
  • Professional and positive approach
  • Self-motivated
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team player with the ability to work on own initiative.
  • If you have multi-currency experience (Euros, HK dollars o US dollars), then this would be a distinct advance, but definitely NOT essential
  • Exposure to Epicor or a similar type system would be icing on the cake
  • If you have worked in a Shared Services Finance environment then that would be a distinct advantage

Benefits:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Full on-boarding and training will be provided
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • This is a Fixed Contract position for 12 months
  • Remote working 35 hours (8 – 4 or 9 – 5, which 1 hour lunch)

Please contact for a confidential discussion

Your Consultants

Andrew McLeod
Senior Recruitment Consultant
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