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Accounts Payable Officer

Location: CENTRAL LONDON, LONDON Salary: 14.56 - 14.57 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3072347
Job title: Accounts Payable Officer
Duration: Temp - FTC (FTC will initially be for 3 months)
Start date: ASAP
Hours: 9am - 5pm (35 hours per week)

My client, a Housing Association based in London Bridge, are seeking interim support in their accounts team. The role has come about due to the high volume of work in the department. The role will start off as temp initially, before moving onto a contract which will initially last for 3 months.

Main Purpose of Role:
- Assist the Accounts Payable Manager with purchase ledger posting adjustments, month end reconciliations.
- Assist the AP Finance Transaction Processing team with processing when required, while providing a customer service to the Business units.

Outputs and Accountabilities:
- Assist and provide support to the Accounts Payable Manager in the management of the accounts payable function to ensure that accurate and timely payments are made as well as maintaining overall control to minimise fraud and error.
- Assist and support the Lead Accounts Payable Officer (Pops) to resolve items place on HOLDS or disputed.
- Perform supplier reconciliations for contractors, major suppliers and all other suppliers, including resolution of supplier queries.
- Provide management reports on financial exposures, processes, improvements and supplier relationship issues arising.
- Provide resolution of all court/legal/final warning queries within 2 days.
- Assist the Accounts Payable Manager in providing timely review and processing support including:
- Posting of Purchase Ledger refunds
- Correction of mis-posted journals
- Weekly processing of BACS rejects and liaison with suppliers to get updated bank account details
- Reviewing and chasing outstanding balances from the age creditors report/statements
- Processing pro-forma tax invoices
- Posting Invoices on the Purchase Ledger includes using auto ADI interface and Excel
- Reviewing and clearing the credit balance on the purchase ledger accounts weekly/monthly;
- Processing quick cheques and assisting with payment runs
- Processing weekly zero balance payment cheque run
- Action all court/legal/bailiff transactions issued against the group daily with the business
- Providing a good customer service to suppliers/business unit/customer
- Reviewing the invalidated invoices holds report ensuring all is actioned daily with AP team
- Assisting the Lead Accounts Payable Pops Hold officer with purchaser order queries
- Assist with the month-end closure – reconciliation of P/L, Cash in transits and Balance Sheet accounts.

Experience of using Oracle Accounting software would be beneficial, but is not essential.

Interviews/start date are ASAP so please only apply if you're immediately available.

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