Accounts Payable Manager

England, London
£40000 - £45000 per annum
09 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Alun Furlong
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Not qualified

An international advertising company are looking to recruit an accounts payable manager who can develop and push forward the ever expanding finance team.

Client Details

The company is a global marketing and advertising company who have been trading for many years. They have a growing market share within their particular industry and are looking to continue this growth in the coming years.


Successful candidates will be given duties which include:

  • To ensure the accounts payable department meets agreed service levels for each company.
  • To own and drive improvements in the processes and workflows.
  • To ensure that process workflows are documented and kept up to date.
  • To ensure that a rigorous control environment operates without exception across the accounts payable function and be the key contact for both internal and external testers of the control environment.
  • To manage the key stake holders in each agency and build good relationships, representing AMV Group finance to the businesses.
  • To be able to tailor communications to different stakeholders (team members, suppliers, agency personnel, senior management etc.)
  • To ensure appropriate escalation of issues when they arise, minimise issue turnaround time and reoccurrence of issues through improved processes.
  • To manage direct reports on a day to day basis including performance management and appraisal process.
  • To review and approve payment runs and be one of two authorisers with the bank
  • To ensure there is an effective training schedule for new employees within the team.
  • To ensure the team is sufficiently resourced by identifying and flagging resourcing requirements.
  • To provide fortnightly status reports for each agency to the Group Financial Controller.
  • To liaise with agency management accountants to ensure accurate coding of invoices and to assist in month end procedures.
  • To assist in managing working capital through management of the payment run schedule and ad hoc payments.
  • Various team administration tasks including recruitment, holiday management and maintaining compliance with office policies and practices across the accounts payable team.
  • Ensuring tax compliance through rigorous application of procedures.
  • Encouraging a professional approach within the team


Successful candidates will have a similar profile to:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Confident at managing a team
  • Good at multi-tasking
  • Knowledge of Sage, DDS, Data Valley and/or Microsoft Ax beneficial but not essential, but an ability to understand and learn different systems essential
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Communicating with senior management
  • Resolving conflicts
  • An understanding of risk mitigation (controls) in the accounts payable process
  • Training and staff development
  • Presenting to groups and chairing meetings preferred

Job Offer

A successful candidate will be offered:

£40,000 - £45,000

Hours are 9:30am to 5:30pm

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Onsite canteen with free breakfast Monday and Friday's

Free chocolate on a Friday afternoon

Regular social outings main events being summer and Christmas party

Dress code is very relaxed - dress down

Private health care

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