Accounts Payable Manager (6 month FTC)

Ref: MON10361
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Finance
Location: Wellingborough, Northants
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people and offering key training courses. We have three strong brands with many talented people in the business, along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing and inspiring our talent.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Account Payable Manager to join our Finance team based at the Company’s distribution Centre in Wellingborough for a 6 month contract. This role is responsible for managing and developing a team of Accounts Payable Officers and Team leaders, who process all payments relating to stock, non-stock and estates. 

You will ensure that invoices / credits notes are accurately entered onto the system and reviewed in line with weekly, monthly and quarterly payment runs.  This will involve liaising with a number of internal departments, as well as outsourced providers.

What will you do as an Account Payable Manager?

• Managing and developing a team of 8 payable officers and team leaders
• Ensuring all stock, non-stock & estate payments are accurately processed before sending for authorisation.
• Reviewing, weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad hoc payment runs.
• Ensure supplier payments are accurate and timely and are correctly entered on banking websites before being released
• Ensure efficient and timely bank reconciliation process
• Reviewing Aged Creditors and taking appropriate action
• Ensure supplier accounts are maintained and managed on a timely basis and that any issues arising are communicated and addressed promptly
• Ensure compliance to purchase ledger procedures and company policies, including authorisation
• Posting debit notes to the ledger and sending out to suppliers
• Resolving Unallocated Cash issues in timely manner
• Ensuring any refunds due to the Company are collected at the earliest opportunity
• Ensuring the Supplier statement reconciliation process is effective and in line with agreed policy, and there is robust process in place for reviewing/authorising completed reconciliations 
• Communicate with external suppliers including managing agents and landlords.
• Updating supplier details and setting new suppliers up on CODA and Rex
• Liaising with internal departments such as Sourcing, Imports, Buying and Property and other teams within Finance to implement and streamline processes where required.
• Authorising write offs and debit notes raised by members of the team
• Exiting suppliers as requested by sourcing and ensuring outstanding debit notes are paid.
• Liaising with outsourced approvers and monitoring their performance
• Working on achieving targets set such as KPI’S including reconciling supplier accounts, cash allocation and payment within terms.
• Developing processes to enhance controls and time management.
• Working alongside Property to ensure accurate and prompt reconciliations for all lease renewals and terminations.

What you will need to succeed as an Account Payable Manager?

 Previous Accounts Payable experience ideally within a Retail or Distribution environment
• Experience of managing and developing a team
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to work on your own initiative
• The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
• Strong Excel skills and experience of CODA or a similar system
• Good organisational and communication skills
• Proficient in Excel including VLOOKUP’s and pivot tables
• Must be able to drive to location

What are we like to work for?

If you're driven, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be as we're committed to developing our talent.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of voluntary benefits including pay day early finishes and discounts with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships.

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