Accounts Payable Specialist
Rutherford Cross
Published
September 14, 2022
Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Category
Default  
Job Type
Region
- Glasgow
Sector
Industry and Commerce
Specialism
Transactional Management

Description

Rutherford Cross is working exclusively with an exciting scale-up business to recruit a motivated and driven Accounts Payable Specialist. They will be joining an AP department focused on implementing and keeping the system running smoothly by managing cash flow and paying vendors and suppliers. The accounts payable specialist will have both day-to-day and ongoing impact on financial transactions, keeping the business on track, on time, and on good terms with our valued partners.  They are looking for a self-starter, motivated and driven to establish the AP function.

The initial purpose of this role is to support the Head of Accounting, responsibilities will include but are not restricted to:

  • Support the company in optimizing our financial transactions and systems
  • Strengthen and grow relationships with vendors and suppliers through timely payment
  • Develop appropriate controls and processes required for a start up function in order to establish a robust control environment
  • Assist in streamlining and improving the accounts payable process
  • Exercise integrity and confidentiality in financial reporting
  • Comply with statutory financial requirements

This will include a project element of assisting in the set-up of the banking infrastructure.  This will involve working closely with IT colleagues and external partners as they build and shape the finance system.

This role will involve a high degree of manual processes and the accounting package they use at present is Sage One.  During the monthly cycle you will:

  • Review invoices for appropriate documentation prior to payment
  • Perform invoice and general ledger data entry
  • Execute credit card and bank account reconciliation
  • Generate purchase orders as necessary
  • Print and obtain signatures on all checks
  • Assist Head of Accounting as needed

Once the system is implemented the organisation will transform to a large scale organisation from Day 1. The Finance Team will be responsible for managing the accounting processes for very high volume, but low value transactions.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • College diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with high volume transactions essential
  • Confidence in communications with external stakeholders
  • Understanding basic principles of finance, accounting, and bookkeeping
  • Superb time management and detail
  • Experience of working in a large corporate environment essential
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to keep company and partner confidence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An associate degree
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Prior experience in accounts payable
  • Experience with accounting software and online platforms such as Sage One and Business Central (the future accounting ERP system).

An attractive financial package is available commensurate with background and experience required for the role. In addition to a competitive salary up to £40,000 per annum DOE, 33 days annual leave (statutory days included), pension, you will work within a collaborative and social team focused on delivering results. considering either a job share with 3 days per week or full time of 5 days dependent on the successful candidates.

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