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Accounts Payable SAP SME

  • Salary: £600 - £650 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Sector: Systems Accountant
  • Date posted: 01/11/2017
  • Job reference: J376588A

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My client, a well-known media company based near Edinburgh, is currently seeking an Accounts Payable SAP SME to complete 4 months contract.

You should ideally be immediately available or on a maximum of 2 week's notice.

Your specialism and expertise will be SAP Accounts Payable. You will be responsible for finding and specifying Accounts Payable system solutions for finance teams within our shared service centre. This support will span advising users on how to best use the system and identify issues and the solution to these issues. Also identifying how processes and procedures can be improved.


Financial systems second-line support

  • Issue resolution, investigating SAP AP issues passed on by first-line team and researching solutions with internal IT teams and external application vendor helpdesks as required
  • Providing 'how to' advice on best use of the financial systems
  • Ensuring system availability in line with business expectations

Maintaining controls

  • Ensuring SAO controls are operated effectively
  • Creating and updating process and system documentation
  • Managing change during projects


  • Your expertise will be SAP Accounts Payable functionality. You will have been an SAP AP super user or SAP consultant in the Accounts Payable area and will likely have worked with or for large, complex organisations
  • You will have a detailed understanding of the Accounts Payable functionality in SAP. You will know how invoices are matched, how payment runs are created and made and know the transaction codes associated with all standard AP functionality. You will also have good bank reconciliation and cash SAP knowledge
  • You will understand interfaces interconnections between systems and business process spanning Procure to Pay and apply your experience from different companies and applications to identify best- practices and world-class solutions
  • In addition, you would have been involved in a SAP implementation and will understand the sort of issues that arise in the Accounts Payable area and how these can be resolved
  • You will have credibility as both an accountant and IT expert
  • It would be desirable if you have VIM knowledge and accounting knowledge


  • Excellent experience of systems support of SAP Accounts Payable
  • Ideally CIMA, ACCA, ACA qualified
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Visio or other process mapping tools