Role details

Accounts Payable Controller

London   •   £30,000 - £33,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • SAP
  • Accounts Payable

About Our Client

The company are an international cosmetics business based in central London. They are currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Controller who has used SAP to join their accountancy team.

Job Description

Key responsibilities for the Accounts Payable Controller:

  • To control the Accounts Payable Functions for the Revlon UK business and the PRO Ireland business units.
  • To process and make payment of all supplier invoices and employee expenses within the agreed payment terms for the UK and Ireland entities
  • To ensure expenditure recorded is duly authorized within the agreed limits
  • To produce month end accounts payable figures for the purpose of reporting to the U.S
  • To prepare VAT returns and INTRASTAT reports plus any other Taxation returns as required
  • To process employee expenses claims and manage the process via Concur
  • To conduct payment runs for Vendors
  • To assist with reconciling and clearing the Bank Accounts (Treasury support)
  • To control, reconcile and report on Intercompany transactions each month

Compliance & Statutory

  • Maintenance and quarterly testing of Financial Controls as described under SOX 404 documentation on timely basis
  • Liaise directly with internal and external auditors
  • Timely remediation of any reported SOX or internal control deficiencies

Accounts Payable

  • Processing of invoices (sundry and inventory) and employee expenses; ensuring the 3 way matching reconciles
  • Checking that goods/services are received and quality approved before processing invoices
  • Run a bi-monthly BACS & cheque payments
  • Organise foreign payments made via the Netting system controlled by the U.S
  • Check vendor statements received to ensure all invoices are received and request copy invoices when needed
  • Responding to supplier queries on a timely basis and professional manner
  • Formal statement REC'S prepared on a monthly basis
  • Ensure all filing is carried out and is up to date

Intercompany receivables

  • Full liaison with International locations to ensure Intercompany balance matches on a monthly basis
  • Ownership of Intercompany Netting process, ensuring credits are claimed timely, checking invoices claimed, and full reconciliation on a monthly basis
  • Processing all Intercompany invoices on a timely basis, and responsibility for Internal contact to discuss any ad hoc queries

Month End Reporting

  • Reconciliation of Account Payable Ledgers
  • Month End Balance Sheet reconciliations relating to Accounts Payable
  • Ensure all month end activities are carried out including the accrual for unprocessed invoices to the correct recording of PPV (product price variances) and input of required journals vouchers to SAP
  • Calculate and prepare journals to account for foreign exchange movements
  • Aid in the preparation of the following months forecast for bought ledger payments and ledger movement


  • Preparation of monthly VAT and Intrastat returns
  • Completion of annual P11d and PSA returns

Expense Management

  • To process all employee expense claims and manage the process; ensuring compliance with Corporate policy
  • To pro-actively provide coaching to new employees on the Concur system


  • Be able to provide back up and cover for other Team Members; including providing regular cover for other AP Clerks
  • Maintain an awareness and observation of company regulations including general health & Safety requirements.
  • To carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post requested by senior management.

The Successful Applicant

Education & Experience:

  • Must have worked in a similar role within Accounts Payable in a retail sector/FMCG environment
  • Possessing a very good knowledge and understanding of basic accounting principles
  • A-levels/Degree level
  • AAT Qualified minimum
  • SAP experience essential on SAP Accounts Payable and Treasury modules essential
  • Strong excel ability


  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to meet frequent and conflicting deadlines
  • An ability to build strong relationships with customers by maintaining good communication links in order to ensure that queries/requests are handled effectively and promptly
  • Strong excel skills
  • Engender a high level of trust, personal integrity and work well in a team.
  • To be persistent, and ensure that issues are followed up on a timely basis until resolution is achieved.
  • Be able to effectively prioritize in a constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to anticipate, and respond to, change
  • Ability to work effectively with and through others to get done what needs to be done.

What's on Offer

Up to £33,000 with a competitive benefits package

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