Accounts Payable Assistant

Milton Keynes
21624.00 - 21624.00 GBP Annual + GBP21624/annum
05 May 2017
26 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our client Unilever are currently looking for an Accounts Payable Assistant based at Unilever's prestigious TIGI facility in Marston Gate, Milton Keynes (MK43 0YL). This is a full time temporary role for a period of 6 months initially, working a 37.5 hour week. This role is paying GBP21,624 per annum.

Due to the remote location with limited transport links, there is a plenty of free onsite parking.

Background/General Purpose of Position:

Processing and paying supplier invoices within payment terms, setting up and managing supplier accounts and reconciling payments.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

*Processing high number of invoices within Oracle
*Maintain financial controls to ensure that only authorised invoices are available for payment through PO process.
*Basic bank reconciliation.
*Processing weekly payment runs.
*Dealing with queries from suppliers and internal TIGI employees.
*Managing the UK Accounts Payable email communication and requests.
*With the supervisor managing creditors and vendor management within Oracle.
*Basic journal postings as part of month end process.

Resources Managed

*Manages 1 bank accounts worth GBP150k.
*Responsible for 269 suppliers.
*Responding to approx. 30-40 emails a day.

Problem Solving

*Resolving payment queries from suppliers.
*Resolving payment queries from internal TIGI employees
*Resolving PO queries from TIGI departments.
*Reconciling bank statements.


Manage process improvement to improve PO approval process and understanding within the business.

Task Horizon

Time needed to assess the impact of the decisions of which a job is responsible

Main tasks/queries will be resolved within a week. Any issues regarding month end will be resolved within the quarter.

Lateral Contacts
Key teams/individuals within the organisation/ with whom the position will have to collaborate on a permanent basis to perform its task and the frequency

Finance team: Work closely with supervisor, general ledger clerk and controllers.
Marketing: In term of invoices and PO processes.
DC team with regards to duty & freight invoices.

Key external contacts that need to be managed by the position (contacts/ nature of the contact and complexity of the relationship)

All external suppliers due to invoice queries and payments.

Personal Profile and any other remarks

Maintain good supplier relations and communication

Key Experience and Qualifications Required

Excellent Communication skills
Ability to work under pressure
Able to Multi-task
High attention to detail and accuracy.

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