Accounts Payable Manager - Edinburgh

£35,000 - £40,000 - Industry & Commerce - Transactional Services (Purchase/Sales Ledger,Credit Control, Payroll)
Ref: 2904 Date Posted: Tuesday 16 Jul 2019
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iMultiply are delighted to be engaged on the position of Accounts Payable Manager based in Edinburgh offering and excellent salary with a competitive company benefits package.

The Company

This innovative business is a formidable force throughout the UK and Ireland with increasing assets and market share Over the past 24 months they have completed a few highly impressive acquisitions to increase their market share and reach presenting the perfect time to be join as they embark on a new chapter of their amazing journey. Furthermore, they have secured the services of several highly impressive senior finance professionals offering the opportunity to work alongside and under the guidance of an exceptional senior management team.

The Role

The position of Accounts Payable Manager has ongoing responsibility for the day-to-day management of the AP department overseeing improvements in performance, maintenance of documentation & providing quality customer service to both internal & external stakeholders. To be considered you must possess strong team management skills with the ability to engage senior stakeholders right across the globe including interaction & participation with several high value projects. 

On Offer

The role of Accounts Payable Manager will offer a salary of £35,000 - £40,000 plus a highly competitive benefits package. The offices premises are based in Edinburgh and accessible via public transport, furthermore parking facilitates will also be available.

You will be involved in but not restricted to the following duties:

  • Taking responsibility for the successful transition of AP activities into the head office and ongoing operation of all new entities.
  • Review all processes and procedures within the Head Office and make recommendations as to potential improvements and deploy improvements once approved. 
  • Document and standardise policies and procedures relating to Accounts Payable, ensuring that adequate controls are in place to ensure audit compliance
  • Act as Project Manager on all relevant projects occurring within your span of control
  • Working with NA Finance & IT, deploy system solutions and enhancements into the Head Office.
  • Develop and implement a continuous improvement plan and culture within Accounts Payable.
  • Review use of Purchase Order systems and work with Procurement to drive improvements to Invoice to PO matching metrics and ensure accuracy of costs originating from the Accounts Payable team.
  • Keep abreast with technological advancements in AP & expense finance systems arena and review/evaluate their suitability for the business.
  • Manage the day to day functions of Accounts Payable department in an efficient manner, including setting staff targets & performance reviews
  • Line management of nominated team members.
  • Management of suite of key metrics and measures which are used to identify areas of risk, opportunity and weakness within the department
  • Ensure all payments made are processed through the Accounts Payable sub-ledger in an accurate and timely manner
  • Liaise with Procurement and Master Data departments regarding enhancements in procedures and management of the Supplier Master Data
  • Produce timely and accurate AP cash forecasts
  • Liaison with the internal and external auditors. Maintain good working relationships with all audit functions.
  • Act as a mentor and coach for the staff members reporting into this role.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining excellent relationships with both internal and external key stakeholders 
  • Undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested by your line manager and to ensure that your work is conducted in a cooperative and flexible manner.  

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have the following experience:

  • More than seven years AP management experience, ideally with 2-3 years working in an international business.
  • Exposure to Lean/Six Sigma or similar process improvement principles
  • Proactive self-starter with proven ability to problem solve complex issues.
  • Excellent communicator with strong team building skills. Ability to coordinate both internal and external teams.
  • Presence of character to command respect and build productive working relationships at all levels
  • Proven ability to work both independently and manage and motivate a large team
  • Good understanding of accountancy practices, policies and controls and UK taxation 
  • Awareness of current developments in Finance and Accounts Payable systems
  • Good understanding of ERP systems, highly IT literate with good Excel skills
  • Experience within a multi-location environment

Please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Robinson on 0131 603 7747 or for a private & confidential discussion regarding this opportunity.