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      Accounts Payable Manager

      Accounts Payables Manager, Central London, Media, GBP35,000

      The Role

      Its a busy time for our client – theyre growing in size and constantly striving to achieve more. As a consequence, they are looking to bolster their finance team with a new Accounts Payables Manager to help with an increased workload.

      The agency within our client has rapidly grown across multiple international markets. As a result, their London finance team requires a Manager who can lead a small but dynamic team.

      The group finance team is based in central London and is a lively and friendly division – theres always a lot going on in their office, so if youre outgoing, personable and like to be kept busy, youll fit right in.

      Key Responsibilities:

      Supervising a team of 3 Media Payable Assistants – managing their workloads and ensuring the smooth running of the team.

      Setting up new supplier details and payment terms correctly on the system and ensure that the new account procedures are adhered in accordance with group policy.

      Youll make sure to promptly register all invoices and expense claims as required.

      Processing invoices promptly and accurately, ensuring they are matched to PO when necessary.

      Youll be responsible for the full management of the Purchase Ledger

      Youll manage cheque requests, direct debits, CHAPS and BACS runs efficiently.

      Processing expenses and corporate card expenses as per the expenses policy within Group.

      Running monthly unmatched PO reports so we can see anything outstanding.

      Ensuring that invoices are fully authorised and goods receipted in accordance with internal group policy.

      Liaising with the senior Purchasing heads worldwide, ensuring that their purchase bookings are up to date and accurate.

      Reconciliation of supplier accounts on a monthly basis, prior to any payments made.

      Working with the Financial Controller to compile monthly Cash Flows

      Implementing new procedures to find efficiencies within the team and department.

      Resolution of queries on a prompt and professional basis – youll also alert the management accountants on all old or escalating issues, including immediate notification of final and / or legal notices received from suppliers.

      Maintaining accurate and up to date filing systems and youll also make sure that all deadlines are met.

      Who were looking for:

      Solid management experience within a Payables team.

      Previous accounts payable experience is essential and you should have ideally worked in a media, creative or marketing agency before.

      You will be familiar with the job bag process and working with creatives and other media professionals.

      You should have high levels of organisation

      You should be confident with Office – Excel and Outlook in particular.

      You should have a high standard of numeracy and compelling communication skills.

      You will have an astounding eye for accuracy and be relied upon to spot errors.