Accounts Purchasing Specialist

Business Unit: Finance & Operations

Location: Chester - Head Office

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 15 November 2018

Accounts Purchasing Specialist

The Team

Our finance team is central to the success of the business, a fact that was recognised by us being finalists for the 2015 large finance team award in the North West Finance Awards. Our aim is to proactively drive business value through informed and insightful decision making. We work in partnership with the business and are agile and responsive to business needs whilst maintaining a transparent system of effective standards, processes and controls. To support this goal we strive to have the best highly engaged finance professionals in our team. We’re on an exciting journey, and we have the strategies in place to get us to our destination.

The Role

Based out of our Chester head office, the Accounts Payable Specialist will report directly into the Finance Manager within this fast paced and acquisitive organisation and take responsibility for processing purchase ledger transactions in both our purchase to pay system and accounting package. Alongside the transactional processing, the successful candidate will be expected look for ways to continuously improve processes and systems.

What you will do

• Process and maintain our in house purchase to pay system including purchase orders and invoices
• Continuously review and implement new processes to improve the efficiency of the online purchase to pay system
• Assist in the processing of cash and expenses
• Assist in the review of the aged purchase ledger within our accounting system Navision, clearing debit balances, unallocated payments and undertaking supplier statement reconciliations
• Assist in the processing of payment runs including both GBP and international payments
• Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to resolve queries
• Undertake ad-hoc accounts duties as requested

To enable you to be successful, we are looking for

• Substantial experience in a fast paced, high volume purchase ledger role and experience of processing large payment runs to tight deadlines
• Experience using purchase to pay systems
• Experience of multi-currency transactions & reconciliations
• Excellent organisation and planning skills with the ability to work to strict deadlines whilst maintaining quality
• The ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to resolve queries
• Strong numeracy skills and computer literacy
• A highly motivated individual, that brings energy and confidence, that is target driven and able to work as part of a team
• Proficiency in Excel including the ability to analyse large volumes of data
• You will be able to demonstrate a positive, engaging, hard-working approach and exhibit the company values of Innovation, Quality, Excellence, Respect and Trust

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