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Accounts Payable Assistant - Edinburgh

A competitive salary and benefits package - Industry & Commerce - Transactional Services (Purchase/Sales Ledger,Credit Control, Payroll)
Ref: 2881 Date Posted: Thursday 02 May 2019
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Position Title:                Accounts Payable Assistant

Responsible to:            Accounts Payable Team Leader 

Job Purpose

The main purpose of the role is to:-

  • Co-ordinate and manage the Accounts Payable mailbox
  • Liaise with colleagues in Accounts Payable in order to efficiently resolve any supplier queries or concerns 
  • Ensure a high level of quality control within accounts payable – taking an analytical and questioning approach
  • Provide ad hoc accounts payable support in the form of processing suppliers invoices and reconciling supplier statements if/when required

On Offer

The position of Accounts Payable Assistant will offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The European Accounting hub is based at Heriot Watt Research Park on the outskirts of Edinburgh which is easily accessible via public transports and has parking facilities available onsite. 


  • Opening and distributing finance mail.
  • Ownership and organisation of the European Shared Accounts Payable mailbox.
  • Answering telephone and resolving queries.
  • Scanning invoices into accounting software.
  • Resolving supplier queries received via email and post - this will involve knowledge of the accounts payable function and close work with the team. 
  • Ad hoc accounts payable tasks as required such as, processing invoices and supplier statements. 
  • Ad hoc Shared Service office admin duties for example, organisation of corporate lunches.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, and the persistence to see a job through to conclusion.
  • An analytical, questioning approach which will allow you to exert a high level of quality control.
  • A methodical, routine orientated and co-operative outlook.


  • Have experience of working in a finance role 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Accounts Payable function 
  • Experience of operating SAP business software (desirable not essential)
  • An ability to build strong relations with internal and external stakeholders of the business  
  • Excellent accuracy, organisation and attention to detail in all aspects of work 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Please do not hesitate to contact Jack Ramage on 0131 603 7747 or jackramage@imultiplyresourcing.comfor a private & confidential discussion regarding this excellent opportunity.