Accounts Payable Assistant

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  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £11.43 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Rowland

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Accounts Payable Assistant; Preston; Contract 12 Months; £11.43 PAYE per hour

An exciting opportunity is available to join the Accounts Payable team of a large organisation.
The role will involve responsibility for the efficient and accurate reviewing and processing of high volumes of purchase invoices, within defined processes and procedures, to maintain Service Level Agreements and continuing to work towards a benchmark service.

You will need experience of working in an Accounts Payable role, inputting large volumes of purchase invoices with the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the Purchase to Pay process (P2P).

Experience of working within a Shared Service/Finance function is advantageous.

Your typical responsibilities/tasks will include;

- Complete training to ensure understanding of all systems, processes and work instructions
- Supporting the sorting and distribution of post/emails
- Validate invoices against defined requirements and promptly reject where necessary
- Timely and accurately processing of invoices
- Filing/archiving of all relevant documentation
- Provide support to other systems and departments with all related queries to completion
- Carry out ad-hoc account reconciliation activities
- Complete tasks delegated by team leader and/or manager
- Complete tasks in line with the weekly task lists
- Ensure sound financial controls are followed
- Attend surgeries/meetings as and when required

- Accounts Payable knowledge and experience is desirable
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- Keen problem solver with the ability to think outside the box
- Ability to work well under pressure and within a fast paced environment
- Knowledge of SAP and/or other invoice processing systems would be advantageous
- Good team player and the ability to work autonomously
- Attention to detail and accuracy
- Intermediate competency of Microsoft Office i.e. Excel, Outlook and Word
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the following:-
- Code of Conduct
- Knowledge, skills and competencies framework
- Behavioural competencies
- Financial Controls Framework
- Operational Framework
- Customer service

Morson is acting as a recruitment business in relation to this vacancy

Accounts assistant; accounts payable, accounts receivable; purchase ledger; sales ledger; SAP; SAGE; AAT; payroll; VAT returns; reconciliation; credit control