Senior Accounts Payable Administrator

  • Location
    South Croydon, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 28000 - £ 33000 / Year
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Finance Manager
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Banking and Financial Services
  • External Reference
    JN-042021-178112

Senior Accounts Payable Administrator (with Team Leader exp)


Salary - £28,000 - £33,000 per annum


Home working until return to office in East Croydon


ASAP Start


Main duties will include:



  • Ensuring the team are working within the agreed SLA and all transactions are processed in a timely manner

  • Proactively responding to and resolving stakeholder and supplier queries and escalating where necessary

  • Processing and prioritising payments in line with payment schedule and business need

  • Reconciling VAT Suspense Account and recovery of VAT invoices to support HMRC compliance

  • Reconciling all bank accounts and outstanding entries are cleared on a timely basis

  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations

  • Adherence and regular review of finance policies, processes and procedures

  • Supporting the continual development and training of team members

  • Ensuring accurate reporting and compliance processes are followed, including completion of all month end tasks

  • Regular review of supplier aging and development of action plans to resolve aged items

  • Business Partnering across Property and Commercial Stakeholders from outside the BU: Key vendors and suppliers

  • Cover for other Accounts Payable Seniors as required

  • Other adhoc activities as directed by AP Manager



This job is a good fit for you if:




  • You are a real self-starter and can take initiative and be proactive to deliver results for our customers

  • You have a passion for delivering great service to your stakeholders and have high levels of integrity

  • You take personal accountability for yourself and your team to deliver first class service

  • You are good at building strong collaborative relationships

  • You have good communication skills

  • You are comfortable challenging the status quo and sharing ideas with the team

  • You excited by finding ways to improve process and making things easier for the team

  • You have strong attention to detail and can see the 'big picture'

  • You get satisfaction though finding creative solutions to issues

  • Experience of retail/property related Accounts Payable in a similar environment would be ideal



What you'll need to succeed



  • Solid Accounts Payable experience, minimum 5 years, ideally in a supervisor/team lead role

  • A quick learner who can work to a deadline

  • A keen eye for detail and a passion for finance

  • A passion for driving change and process improvement

  • Experience of working in a shared service environment would be ideal



Benefits include:


-33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays)
-Staff discount codes for yourself and a family member or friend
-Working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office close to East Croydon Station
-Company pension matching and bonus


-Progression opportunities
-Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes

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Please apply with your CV to: Natasha Fenwick