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Posted 5 March by Reed Accountancy Featured Ended

Purpose of role:

• Reporting to the Accounts Payable Manager, responsible for supporting an efficient and controlled purchase to pay process
• Responsible for the Accounts Payable operations for various sites of the Group
• Overseeing the safeguarding of the company’s cash
• Ensuring a robust control environment exists and driving continuous process improvements.

Department Description:

• The Finance department ensures the business is financially sound, has robust accounting and reporting processes, and delivers financial targets including profitability.
• Key responsibilities are:
o Management accounts, including budgeting and forecasting
o Management of the cash position and relationship with our banking provider

Team Description:

• The Accounts Payable function is immensely important as it controls a significant amount of the company’s outbound payments.
• Responsible for:
o Processing vendor invoices
o Bank Accounts and Bank Recs
o Supplier reconciliations
o Petty cash Expenses

Key accountabilities:

• Assisting the Accounts Payable team and their day to day operations
• Assisting the weekly and daily payment runs and assisting with cash flow forecasting relating to supplier payments
• Ownership of the payment and reconciliation of creditor accounts
• Support with the production of the Finance Operations teams KPI’s so management are able to track performance
• Ensuring within the team reconciliation targets and expectations are met on a monthly basis
• Assist with the Roll out robust desk top procedures for the function
• Review current procedures and recommending process improvements
• Assisting the Accounts Payable Manager with any ad hoc projects

Skills & Experience:

• Full appreciation of the Accounts Payable, Bank Accounts and Bank Recs system and how it underpins control

• Proven experience of working in an accounts payable and Bank Accounts and Bank Recs function
• Demonstrable track record of improving process and controls
• Excel systems experience necessary
• Able to forge strong relationships across the business
• Excellent communication skills and confidence to provide constructive challenge where necessary
• Experience of using Sage 50 (essential), Sage 200 (desireable)
• Must be self-motivated and self starting with ability to multi-task and effectively manage own workload, team player and A-player
• Strives for excellence and continuous improvement

Organisational Competencies

Expertise: Business Expertise:
Understands Care Concerns strategic goals; uses this knowledge in own work

Delivering Solutions:  Problem Solving
Identifies and solves a range of problems in straight forward situations; analyses solutions and assesses each problems.

Impact: Influence:
Explains information and persuades others in straight forward situations

Is accountable for discipline specific contribution to project team

Delivering Solutions
: Continuous Improvement & Process
Implements and adapts policies with the aim of improved efficiency and effectiveness across team

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34293629

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