Accounts Payable Assistant (Financial Services) - Permanent


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Stephen Coffey


Accounts Payable Assistant (Financial Services)
London - City
9 month Fixed Term Contract
Salary (pro rata) £30,000 - £33,000

Leading Financial Services business based in London are urgently seeking an Accounts Payable Assistant to join their busy accounts team on a Fixed Term Contract basis. This is a high volume environment (c1000 invoices p/month) and the successful candidate will have exposure to this type/level of workload.

Responsibilities of the Accounts Payable Assistant will include but not limited to: 

  • Set up new suppliers within Oracle in line with the company on boarding procedure
  • Assist with Month End close including production of Aged Creditors report, reconciling the Payables ledger to the General ledger to ensure all invoices and payments are accounted and correctly posted 
  • Process weekly payment runs for both parts of the company and urgent payments when they arise
  • Guarantee smooth flow of Procure to Pay invoice process; resolving issues when they arise in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of Internal Controls and Compliance procedures
  • Process invoices and staff expense claims on behalf of the Singapore office

Successful Accounts Payable Assistant will have: 

  • Basic accounting - understanding of double entry essential.
  • Able to communicate at all levels and to construct confident working relationships across departments (Finance, IT and other stakeholders) as well as with external parties such as auditors;
  • Experience of purchase ledger procedures
  • Use of Oracle R12, MS Office: Advanced Excel, Word
  • Electronic banking involvement

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Stephen Coffey

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I am a Senior Consultant at cer Financial with experience since 2008 placing permanent and contract staff across 4 continents.

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