Accounts Payable Assistant

The City, UK
Competitive salary
04 May 2021
07 May 2021
Accounts Payable Assistant

Department: Finance

Reports into: Financial Controller

Location: Remote working, occasional Central London location


Founded in Wimbledon in 1990, L.K. Bennett is a British accessible luxury brand defined by its cultural heritage. Our unique selection of clothing, shoes and accessories are all designed in our London-based head office and beautifully crafted in the best factories in Europe and the Far East.

As a brand that remains true to our origins we provide authentic design and service. We offer exceptional quality in all we do and are respectful of what our customer wants and expects from us, but also know it is our responsibility to inspire.

The same intriguing contrasts that the drive the brand also define the L.K. Bennett woman. A love of vintage eccentricity, functionality and tradition but with a desire for beautiful design and considered luxury. She appreciates simplicity and versatility.


Working at L.K.Bennett is more than just a job; it's a way of life and being our Accounts Payable Assistant means you will be at the forefront of our luxury business. You would be responsible for reconciling and managing all supplier and ad hoc payments out of the business, including supplier and internal customer relationship management. You would report into the Financial Controller, joining a team of seven.


  • Manage flow of invoices from suppliers, received both by post and by email
  • Post invoices in Sun accounts ensuring the correct codes and cost centres are used
  • Obtain authorisation for invoices ensuring that internal controls are adhered to
  • Work with Management Accounts team to ensure that costs are correctly accounted for

  • Liaise with Financial Controller to plan and agree supplier cash flow strategy
  • Pay suppliers in accordance with agreed terms
  • Secure all prompt payment discounts
  • Prepare payments (BACs, bank transfer, cheque) and remittance advices
  • Allocate payments to invoices

  • Develop good relationships with key suppliers protecting the position of the company
  • Reconcile supplier statements to Sun accounts to ensure the correct liabilities are recognised
  • Investigate and resolve queries with suppliers liaising with them directly or with internal staff as appropriate
  • Review Aged Creditors report weekly
  • Support Financial Controller with Month End and Year End reporting requirements

  • Prepare monthly accruals for management accounts
  • Reconcile Aged Creditors report to the trial balance
  • Prepare the depreciation journal for property, plant and equipment
  • Prepare the wholesale sales and cost of sales journal

  • o Strong communication skills, with the confidence to deal with people at all levels of the business
  • Experience of different IT systems and how different applications interact is advantageous
  • Strong analytical skills, with a feel for numbers and an eye for detail
  • Desire to solve problems with the tenacity to push for a resolution
  • Determination to stay in control of the workflow
  • Experience in a similar position

  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Day off on your birthday, so you can celebrate in style
  • Early Friday finishes
  • Great brand discount
  • Regular staff sales to refresh your wardrobe

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