Senior Accounts Payable Estates Officer (6 month FTC)

Ref: MON10362
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 a Senior AP Estates Officer to join our Finance team based at the Company’s distribution Centre in Wellingborough for a 6 month contract. Primarily the role is responsible for processing all UK & EIRE estate transactions across three ledgers, invoice through to payment: rents; rates; service charge; utilities; and ad-hoc property transactions, including completion statements.

What will you do as a Senior AP Estates Officer?
• Accurately process all invoices relating to the Monsoon estate
• Processing weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad hoc payment runs. Ensure supplier payments are accurate and timely.
• Reviewing weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad hoc payment runs.
• 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.
• Communicate with external suppliers including managing agents and landlords.
• Communicate with internal departments including Property and Finance.
• Liaising with outsourced approvers and monitoring their performance
• Working on achieving targets set such as KPI’S including reconciled supplier accounts, cash allocation, bank reconciliation and payment within terms.
• Identifying and developing processes to enhance the control environment and efficiency of processes.
• Working closely with procurement department to implement cost saving ideas.
• Working alongside Property to ensure accurate and prompt reconciliations for all lease renewals and terminations.
• Accurately process Business Rates for stores, including refund, payments and council queries, Direct Debits.
• Ensuring that any refunds due to the Company are received at the earliest opportunity and providing regular feedback on the progress of obtaining refunds

What you will need to succeed as a Senior AP Estates Officer?
• Must have experience in estates, dealing with landlords, utilities and management agents
• Experienced Accounts Payable Officer
• Good organisational and communication skills
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Proficient in data entry and management of workflows
• Can work independently as well as be a team player
• Proficient in Excel including VLOOKUP’s and pivot tables
• CODA and Business Objects experience is ideal but not essential
• Knowledge of Coda would be an advantage

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 23 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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