Role: Accounts Payable Manager 12-month FTC
Salary: Up to £45k
Location: Office based, Hybrid, Manchester
Type: 12-month FTC
My client is a facilities management company that operate internationally with a range of clients from all sectors. They are on the lookout for an Accounts Payable Manager to join the team on a 12-month FTC.
- Lead the accounts’ payable function and team, ensuring timely and accurate invoice processing, supplier payments, and month-end close activities.
- Coach and develop the accounts payable staff across two locations and foster a culture of compliance and internal control.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.
- Collaborate with the Hard Services finance leads to provide high-quality data to support the business operations.
- Review and improve internal controls and processes, aligning them with best practices.
- Develop and implement compliance frameworks and systems best practices.
- Provide training to accounts payable and other departments on relevant topics.
- Generate and deliver reports and analyses to the business, using the query management system.
- Produce valuable management information to inform strategic decision making.
- Complete CIS tax submissions accurately and on time.
- Communicate with internal and external stakeholders, including the Group’s auditors.
- Meet all reporting, scheduling, and information delivery deadlines.
- Identify, manage, and resolve potential problem accounts.
- Handle queries and escalate issues with appropriate documentation.
- Work closely with stakeholders across the business to ensure excellent service and adherence to SLAs where applicable.
- Understand the working capital position and cash flows and explain the impact of creditors on them monthly.
- Assist with system updates and software development.
- Perform any other ad-hoc duties as required.
- Ensure compliance with payment practice reporting framework requirements.
- Lead system upgrades and development for accounts payable, ensuring workflows are followed correctly.
- The ability to drive continual improvement across the entire function with strategic skills.
- Proven experience in designing and maintaining internal control frameworks.
- Effective communication skills with a range of stakeholders to ensure the function’s outputs are maximised.
- Experience in managing a high-volume transactional Accounts Payable function across multiple locations.
- Self-motivation and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
- A positive and focused attitude when dealing with all colleagues.
- Personal responsibility and accountability.
- A flexible and positive attitude towards work.
- Experience in using Microsoft Dynamics 365 and OCR technology (desirable).
- A keen interest in continuous learning and development.
- Experience in CIS (preferable).
- AAT level 4 or equivalent finance qualification (desirable).
What’s in it for you.
Competitive pension scheme
Learning and development opportunities
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