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Accounts Payable Assistant

  • Location West London
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference SVWPERM01

Accounts Payable Assistant
up to £30k
West London
Fantastic culture & Benefits

Do you have a passion for Luxury Fashion? Do you have 2 years experience within a finance team in the Retail industry? Do you want to join one of the fastest growing Premium Fashion Brands in London?

I am looking to speak to experienced Accounts Payable professionals who are looking for a new and exciting challenge. My client is a rapidly expanding premium fashion business who are growing their finance team to meet future growth targets. They are looking for an ambitious energetic Accounts Payable Assistant from a Retail or FMCG background, to support them in building a best-in-class finance function.

What you'll do:


  • Manage AP processes including:
    • Manage the Accounts Payable process, ensuring all invoices, credit notes and receipts are processed and fully allocated on a timely basis.
    • Responsible for reviewing the Aged Creditors, ensuring that ageing is fully reconciled, payment terms are regularly checked, and erroneous balances are resolved.
    • Manage the Accounts Inbox ensuring all queries are resolved and issues are escalated appropriately.
    • Manage Payment runs ensuring the credit position is optimised whilst ensuring that suppliers are paid on time.
    • Complete regular supplier statement reconciliations

Process Improvement

  • Support the Senior Management Accountant in developing controls, processes & reporting
  • Drive cost control best practices and ethos to the wider business
  • Seek systems and process automation efficiencies that provide cost effective solutions, optimising the use of our Netsuite system
  • Plan, prioritise and deliver work in a way that meets or exceeds business requirements

Who you are:

  • You have substantial experience working in an AP function preferably in a retail or FMCG / B2B company
  • You'll be recognised as a "Team Player"
  • You have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • You are flexible & proactive, able to drive improvements through to completion
  • You have a positive 'can-do' attitude, and a continuous improvement mindset
  • You are able to work under pressure and are deadline driven
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A proven ability to build and manage relationships
  • You'll have a passion for retail / fashion, and a desire to work in a fast moving growth environment.

We'll give you some bonus points for:

  • Experience with Netsuite