Accounts Payable Assistant

Hertfordshire, Welwyn Garden City
£23000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health Care
24 Sep 2018
24 Oct 2018
Jordan Gutteridge
Job role
Accounts payable
Contract type
Part time

My client based in Welwyn Garden City are looking for a Accounts Payable Assistant to join their growing FMCG company, that's enjoying a large growth. As a Accounts Payable Assistant, you will be part of a very friendly and helpful team, which paves the way for this vibrant environment to work in. With having international offices, the finance function have an international presence that operates in their UK Head office.

Client Details

As an international FMCG company, that pays a lot of focus on the quality of their products and enact a variety of sales techniques to increase their market share. With an international exposure, they are set to become a powerhouse with their rapid expansion. My client look after there teams very well and encourage self-development, along with career progression if desired.


As a reliable Accounts Payable Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Log invoices received and distribute for authorisation where required.

  • Maintain parked invoice and debit balances tracking documents.

  • Follow up on distributed invoices until returned for processing.

  • Assist with coding of invoices where necessary.

  • Process authorised invoices for payment.

  • Match purchase order related invoices against goods receipts in the invoice verification system and resolve queries on outstanding purchase orders

  • Pay purchase invoices on a timely basis through BACS

  • Clear payments made via Direct Debit

  • Make improvements to purchase ledger system to enable more efficient use of a large ERP.

  • Assistance on other bought ledgers.

  • Run reports for DPO's and KPI's

  • Maintain supplier records, creation, amendment and classification.

  • Audit of supplier database.

  • Provide a contact point for suppliers, responding to and resolving queries.

  • Post the expenses to the employee vendor accounts.

  • Process payments to employee bank accounts via BACs. Payment runs should be held twice per month for each company.

  • Post payments to vendors, using the automatic payment program, creating, printing and sending remittance advice notes to employees.


Large ERP systems experience needed

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a confident professional telephone manner
  • Experience of using an accounting system is mandatory
  • Computer literate and proficient in Excel and Word
  • Minimum of 12 months experience within a similar role
  • Ability to prioritise in a busy environment with flexible approach
  • The role requires a tenacious and resilient individual and team player who is capable of building strong relationships with suppliers.

Job Offer

Competitive salary and an excellent package which includes:

* Performance related Bonus

* Pension scheme
* Health Care

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