Accounts Payable Controller - Managed

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£23,500 plus benefits

Joining Stonegate will mean a salary up to £23,500 (depending on experience) plus bonus scheme, 25 days holiday annual leave purchase scheme, free parking at our Support Centre, a Stonegate discount card to use in our sites, ongoing learning development opportunities, highly engaged teams and a culture of excellence and a range of other benefits including health and dental insurance.

Stonegate Group is recruiting for an Accounts Payable Controller - Managed, to work in our Solihull offices. The role will be to ensure invoices that come into the business are suitably authorised, accurately processed and paid within agreed credit terms.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Experience of working in a high-volume environment in a busy accounts payable team
  • Highly motivated, organised and flexible with a thorough approach and able to prioritise workload
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of organisational and time management skills demonstrating the ability to multitask
  • Proactive, self-motivated and enthusiastic team player
  • Working closely with both internal teams and suppliers, strong communication skills are a key element of the role.

Key Skills Required:

  • Thorough and accurate with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines and prioritise work
  • A positive approach and drive to deliver excellent customer service
  • Ability to work independently and adept at building relationships
  • Can self-motivate and work in a team
  • Conscientious. Must take ownership and responsibility for allocated work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications

Key Responsibilities:

  • Process invoices through multiple methods (EDI, bulk documents, manual invoices and scanned invoices)
  • Ensure invoices are processed in line with SLAs and with correct approval
  • Resolve queries to clear invoices for payment by liaising with both suppliers and contacts within the business, ensuring appropriate approval is obtained before payment
  • Raise and support payment runs as required, ensuring appropriate sign off
  • Raising ad hoc CHAPs for emergency payments as required and ensuring suitable approval
  • Regularly undertake reconciliation of supplier statements, ensuring all suppliers are reconciled in line with pre-agreed schedules
  • Build relationships with stakeholders within the business and focus on providing excellent customer service and delivering a high standard of support
  • Code invoices and arrange for manager approval, check and confirm payment authorisation
  • Support the month end closure, running reports in a timely manner
  • Ensure balance sheets accounts are reconciled, ready for review by AP Manager
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies, tax regulations and internal policies
  • Email inbox management; replying to internal and external queries within agreed SLAs
  • Daily telephone support; manage supplier queries and payment expectations


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