Accounts Payable Manager

Ref: MON10835
Salary: Competitive
Department: Finance
Location: Wellingborough, Northants
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week, 12-14 months

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We are now looking for an Account Payable Manager to join our Finance team in Wellingborough to cover Maternity Leave for a period of 12 - 14 months.

What will you do as our Account Payable Manager?

  • Manage and develop a team of 4 payable officers and team leaders
  • Ensure all stock, non-stock & estate payments are accurately processed before sending for authorisation.
  • Review, 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
  • Review 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
  • Post debit notes to the ledger and sending out to suppliers
  • Resolve Unallocated Cash issues in timely manner
  • Ensure 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.
  • Update supplier details and setting new suppliers up on CODA
  • Authorise write offs and debit notes raised by members of the team
  • Exit suppliers in a timely manner and ensuring outstanding debit notes are paid.
  • Liaise with outsourced approvers and monitoring their performance
  • Liaise with internal departments implement and streamline processes where required.
  • Ensure that targets set such as KPI’S including reconciling supplier accounts, cash allocation and payment within terms are achieved.
  • Develop processes to enhance controls and time management.
  • Work alongside Property to ensure accurate and prompt reconciliations for all lease renewals and terminations.

What will you need to succeed as our Accounts Payable Manager?

  • Accounts payable with experience in a retail or property business with a large store estate, ideally with a complex business structure with multiple companies (UK & overseas) and processing payments in foreign currency
  • Experience in managing and developing a team
  • Proven track record of implementing process improvements; implementing monthly KPI reporting and driving efficiencies.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Strong communicator both verbal & written
  • Comfortable liaising with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience of CODA or a similar system

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request discuss any specific requirements.


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