Role details

Accounts Payable

London   •   £23,000 - £28,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Accounts Payable
  • SAP

About Our Client

The business are an international market leader in skincare and cosmetics. They are looking for an Accounts Payable Assistant who has used SAP to join their accountancy team in central London.

Job Description

Key duties for the Accounts Payable Assistant in the accountancy team:

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

Candidates for this role must:

  • Have worked in a similar role in an accountancy team
  • Have used SAP
  • Have strong excel skills - V Look Ups, Pivot Tables

What's on Offer

Up to £28,000 and a competitive benefits package.

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