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Reporting Assistant (Accountancy) - Ealing Broadway - WPP

Reporting Assistant (Accountancy) - Ealing Broadway - WPP

Posted 24 April by FinancePlus Featured Ended

Financeplus, is the shared service centre for the impressive global organisation WPP. ( We provide this global group with an excellent comprehensive accounts function, ranging from Accounts Payable, Billing, Credit Control to Management Accounts. Located in leafy Ealing, just a short walk from Ealing Broadway station (London W5) we have now been established for 5 years and have undergone impressive growth during this time.

This role reports into the Accounts Payable Manager and is the Senior Accounts Payable Assistant for a team within a large AP function.

Working as part of a team to support a portfolio of clients, the teams role is to process and resolve allocated Accounts Payable queries, communicating effectively with internal and external clients. Providing weekly detailed Excel based reporting to Agency finance teams. Ensuring timely cash allocation, adjustments, requesting of invoices for DD/SO. To ensure the Aged Reporting is completed monthly with clear consistent commentary for all aged items in line with the Month End deadlines.

This role will support, guide and mentor the team of AP Assistants ensuring they are meeting deadlines and client SLAs. This role will suit someone with a desire to pursue a career in management and a strong background in AP.

Responsible to oversee and partake in the following activities of the team who look after the Customer Service and Reconciliations of around 45 advertising agencies;

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To investigate and resolve allocated client/agency invoice queries within a set time-frame.

  • Once query is established, initiate correction within the ERP Accounts Payable system.

  • Communicate effectively to the client/agency on all on-going queries.

  • Appropriately follow through with required actions in respect of all e-mail/telephone queries allocated via the Customer Services & Reconciliation Team mailbox within a 24 hour time-frame.

  • Ensure all Excel based reporting is accurately completed and emailed to the designated Agencies as per agreed deadlines.

  • Ad-hoc projects as directed by the Team Leader or Head of Department.

  • Provide holiday and sick cover as necessary.

  • To support and assist with SOX Audits

Qualifications & Education:

  • Minimum 2 year's experience within an Accounts Payable function preferably within a fast paced, constantly evolving environment.

Knowledge & Skills:

Would need to have knowledge of Pivot Tables and V-Look ups and have some experience of customer service.

Leadership skills, with ability to train, coach and mentor team members

    If you'd like to hear more about this exciting opportunity please do get in touch with Asha today!

Required skills

  • AAT
  • Accountants
  • Accounts Payable
  • Finance
  • Reconciliation

Reference: 33607012

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