An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Officer to join our Accounts Payable team at Sovereign on a 6 month fixed term basis. The Accounts Payable team provides a professional service, gives guidance and managementsupport in optimising cost effectiveness across the business. All of this contributes to providing a vital role in delivering payment services to a large stakeholder base within Sovereign You'll be responsible for dealing with the receipt, distribution and payment of supplier invoices, including arranging and monitoring the approval process to ensure no delays whilst providing a high level of customer service. Your responsibilities will include processing supplier invoices and building relationships with your internal colleagues, residents and stakeholders. Through taking calls and proactively following through on queries and emails, you'll be driven to resolve queries at the first point of contact wherever possible. Other duties will include activelymonitoring invoices awaiting approval and ensuring that workflow tasks are re-distributed and, at the same time, investigating issues. To excel in this role, you'll be focused on excellent customer service and enjoy proactively following up on queries and taking responsibility for seeing queries through to resolution. You'll have excellent communication skills to develop and maintain great working relationships with all colleagues, contractors and residents. You'll ideally have experience in a large volume Accounts Payable (AP) role or proven experience within a similar role, strong numericalability and a good knowledge of Excel and Word. Please note that whilst this role will initially be based in Newbury it will move to our brand new building in Basingstoke in the late summer/early autumn.