Accounts Payable Specialist

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23 days ago

Accounts Payable Assistant

Accounts Payable Assistant
£18.06 per hour PAYE
18 Month Contract
Fareham (On site 4 days per week, 1 day WFH)

Our client is a dynamic and growing Aerospace company committed to excellence and innovation. As we expand our operations, we are seeking a detail - oriented and motivated Accounts Assistant to contribute to our finance department. This position offers an opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and gain hands -on experience in various aspects of accounts payable.

Role Summary:

You will be required to perform accounts payable transactions in a timely and accurate manner. You must have excellent communication skills to deliver high quality and consistent service to both internal and external customers and where required be prepared to escalate queries within an acceptable timescale.

About You:

The Ideal candidate must be motivated, a self-starter and have the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. We are looking for someone who has strong proficiency in within Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Web Browsers. Has working knowledge of accepted accounting practices, procedures, and standards policy and procedure development techniques.


Purchase invoice activities including:

  • Matching purchase invoices with goods-in documentation and purchase orders;
    • Obtaining authorization of service invoices;
    • Post approved invoices to purchase ledger;
    • Scanning;
    • Prepare and post month-end accruals.
  • Resolve problems arising from the above activity or refer them to the appropriate person.
  • Prepare and process weekly payment runs
  • Provide support to Accounts Receivable including invoice runs, sending out customer statements and VAT checks.
  • Reconciliation of purchase ledger balances to supplier statements and resolve all differences, including contact with the suppliers where necessary.
  • Prepare month-end control account reconciliations for purchase ledger.
  • Assistance to other members of the finance team as directed by the Financial Controller

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Proven experience of working within a similar role
  • Computer literate - computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications
  • Intermediate level knowledge of PC software applications and strong understanding of PC operating systems
  • Experience working with Microsoft technologies (SQL Server 2008 (or newer)
  • Well organised, detail oriented and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
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