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Accounts Payable Officer

Posted 9 January by Page Personnel Finance Ended

This Accounts Payable Officer role will work as part of the Pharmaceuticals company Finance Department, assisting the Accounts Payable Manager to ensure that expenses and invoices are processed, audited and paid in a timely fashion. This role is more than processing and includes query management, process improvements and supplier relationship management based out of their Bedford offices

Client Details

Exciting and fast paced Pharmaceuticals company with a great team environment and culture that fosters personal and professional development with training provided. This role is looking for a Accounts Payable Officer confident already in Accounts Payable keen to use their experience to add value and start assisting with the month end close and reporting duties. Looking for an experienced or strong up and coming clerk whose keen to get grips with the role quickly in order to add value. Based in Bedford at the business park they have parking and great facilities


Specific Accounts Payable Officer Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the running of the Accounts Payable section ensuring compliance to agreed processes and policies.
  • Processing invoices using their inhouse and SAP systems, respond and investigate supplier and colleague invoicing queries including statements and PO's.
  • Assist in monthly close process by ensuring invoices are posted by end of the month.
  • Assist with the review of monthly reconciliations, weekly overdue invoices reporting and monthly AP KPI reporting
  • Assist with overseeing outsourced company expense processing.
  • Take part in projects to improve the systems and processes used within the Finance Department.
  • Take part in regular system Key User meetings
  • Attend and participate in appropriate learning events for both personal and professional development.
  • Attend department and directorate meetings which require an element of international travel.
  • Provide cover for the Account Payable Supervisor.
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as required.


Accounts Payable Officer Qualifications & Experience

  • Knowledge and experience in accounts payable is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience in SAP and Concur is preferable, however training is provided.
  • Practical knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint and flexibility to learn new IT systems

Personal & Leadership Characteristics

  • Good communicator to both internal and external contacts.
  • Actively works as a team member as well as working autonomously.
  • Strong organisational skills and planning ability.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under time pressure.
  • Consistently demonstrates and encourages others to demonstrate the Company's Core Values; Honesty, Respect, Passion, Innovation, and Commitment.
  • Strong ethical standards and a high level of personal integrity.
  • Adheres to the Company's Compliance and Code of Business Ethics guidelines.

Job Offer

Exciting and fun working environment and the opportunity in this role to become a Senior member of the Accounts team, assisting the Manager with month end close, reporting and reconciliations. With progression prospects and training on offer this is an opportunity not to be missed with a market leading benefits package

Required skills

  • Purchase Ledger
  • SAP
  • Finance Assistant
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Invoice Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk.

Reference: 33967220

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