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Accounts Payable Assistant

  • Location London
  • Job type Interim
  • Reference BBBH134984

Accounts Payable Assistant
up to £15ph
Temp 3 months (likely to be extended)
London Bridge

I am recruiting for an experienced Accounts Payable Assistant to join a busy Finance team for 3 months (likely to be extended) with responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of a full accounts payable function, as well as key controls including control account reconciliations.

Key responsibilities:

Accounts Payable
* Day-to-day delivery of the accounts payable function, from processing & matching of invoices to purchase orders, to preparing payments for approval (regular BACS runs and online payments) in line with credit terms
* Processing of volunteer/staff expenses and company credit cards, checking submissions are made in line with company policies
* Sole responsibility for the financial administration of the purchase order system, reconciling open orders and generating open order reports for departments
* Setting up new supplier records and maintaining up to date records
* Responsible for reconciling supplier statements
* Administration of electronic workflow in line with delegation of authorities
* Continuous scrutiny of transactions to ensure they adhere to the Trust's Policies and Procedures
* First point of contact for all supplier queries, championing new processes and procedures and promptly resolving all arising purchase order, invoice and payment queries

Financial accounting and control
* Delivering purchase ledger month end close procedures and balance sheet reconciliations, working to tight deadlines
* Posting journals under the supervision of the Accounting Manager

Candidate specification and experience:
* Experience of working in an accounts payable role, including having responsibility for or supporting administration of a purchase order system
* Hands-on experience with Excel and accounting software
* Experience of handling communications with clients and vendors via phone and email
* Excellent organisational / time-management skills
* A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
* Firm but practical approach to ensuring financial policies and procedures are adhered to
* Continuous improvement mindset, willing to question processes and make suggestions
* Strong communication skills