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Accounts Payable Manager 12-month FTC

Accounts Payable Manager 12-month FTC

Posted 21 November 2023 by Reed Accountancy
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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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Paid holidays

Competitive pension scheme

Learning and development opportunities

Plus more

Reference: 51661901

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