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Accounts Payable Assistant

Job Title: Accounts Payable Assistant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: South West London, London
Salary: Negotiable
REF: PP/P/RH/APA_1539590874
Contact Name: Rachel Hart
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Accounts Payable Assistant


Based in South West London

Currently seeking a talented Accounts Payable Assistant to join our global technology client based in South West London.

You will be the main point of contact between Finance, Suppliers and Senior Management for accounts payable matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring all routine processing is completed in an accurate manner to satisfy strict monthly deadlines;
  • Maintain a professional and dedicated approach to duties at all times and adhere to corporate standards for behaviour and loyalty to the objectives and goals of the company;

  • Instigate a streamlined approach to processing ensuring best practice throughout the financial processing function;

  • Any reasonable ad-hoc or routine request.

  • Tracking approval of invoices, purchase orders and expense claims

  • Processing of purchase orders and invoices ensuring nominal codes and project codes are correct and that costs are recorded in the correct period;

  • Checking, processing and paying employee expense claims;

  • Planning and carrying out regular weekly payment runs;

  • Maintaining an accurate record of petty cash in all departments and preparing monthly petty cash reconciliations and journals;

  • Maintaining a close relationship with suppliers and departments to ensure all invoices are processed and paid on time, queries resolved quickly and any delays notified;

  • Monthly bank reconciliation and journal preparation;
  • Monthly VAT returns and ensuring foreign VAT is recorded correctly;

  • Occasional analysis of cost centres as required;

  • Ad hoc analysis requirements from senior finance team members.

Key skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Graduate or relevant work experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal;

  • Excellent administrative skills;

  • Good time management and self-organisational skills with an ability to multi-task and work to deadlines;

  • High degree of integrity and confidentiality;

  • High standards of accuracy and attention to detail;

  • Ability to work effectively in both a team environment and unsupervised with a degree of flexibility towards working hours and tasks assigned;

  • Proactive, positive attitude to work, able to use initiative and act with independence and integrity.

  • Some experience in Accounts Payable

If you would like to apply for the role, please send your CV to

Suitable candidates will be contacted prior to shortlisting.

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.