Accounts Payable Assistant - 6 month FTC (21690)

Fitch Ratings
London, England, United Kingdom
03 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Job role
Accounts payable
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned byHearst.

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

The Finance Department in London is a team of around 60 members of staff with responsibility for all financial and accounting requirements of the Fitch Group's UK and certain European subsidiaries. In addition, it has responsibility for oversight and consolidation of Fitch's other entities in EMEA, APAC and Latin America.

The role:

To assist Accounts payable team (currently eight staff) and in particular assisting two teams (working on Subsidiaries (Germany, Sweden, Poland etc) and Fitch Learning. AP processes, accurately, and on a timely basis. This role is hands on, with the expectation that all tasks (including filing) within the team will need to be covered.

Role Accountabilities:
  • Ensure entries for all vendor invoices on a daily basis and they are allocated to correct cost centres
  • Ensure correct processing of intercompany invoices
  • Requesting outstanding invoices from vendors
  • Identifying prepayments and processing these correctly in SAP
  • Vendor account reconciliation
  • Assist in creation of new vendor accounts including the verification of vendor bank details
  • Assist in raising multi-currency payments (priority and bacs)
  • Assist with month end tasks
  • Ad hoc tasks as and when required

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience:
  • Proven experience as AP assistant in a busy Finance environment with subsidiaries overseas
  • Time management and workload efficiency skills
  • Persistence in finishing tasks in spite of hindrance
  • Readiness to go extra mile to avoid mistakes and produce new efficiency opportunities
  • Experience in posting invoices in SAP R/3 ( or similar) with and without purchase orders required
  • Good communication skills with all stakeholders at all levels of the business

Required Characteristics:

  • Highly motivated to carry out daily tasksFocused, accurate and great attention to detail
  • Happy working in fast paced and demanding environment
  • Ability to manage own workload and impact on company
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Punctual

Key Contacts:


  • Accounts Payable Staff
  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • Management Accountants team
  • Treasury team
  • Relevant stakeholders in all regions


  • Vendors

Hours of work:

9 am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week)

Flexibility required, including additional hours as appropriate to meet reporting deadlines


30 North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London

Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

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