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Accounts Payable Manager

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Cheyanne Mason
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  • Duration: 3 - 6 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 21 June 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000012804_1684753704

Cedar has partnered with a global hospitality/restaurant group. This role will be reporting to the Group Financial Controller and the successful AP Manager will manage a team of 6-8 AP analysts and be responsible for managing all AP activities for the Group, ensuring timely payment of vendor invoices, maintain accurate records and AP controls. As AP manager you will also play an important support role for key financial systems.

Salary: £225 - £265 a day (PAYE)

Location: Holborn, London (2 Office Days)

Start date: ASAP


  • Manage a team of 6-8 AP Analysts to ensure they are working efficiently and effectively. Offer support when needed to deal with any queries or issues that arise
  • Prepare and approve bi-weekly pay runs and liaising with Group to be in line with cashflow budget. Send final report on processed payments
  • Key point of contact for dealing with escalated queries from other departments, suppliers, operations etc
  • Systems:

- Highly involved in the integration of new accounting and purchasing order systems

- IDOCS: maintenance of user accounts, checking for last active date to ensure active users does not pass 150

- SAP:

1. maintenance of user accounts, checking for last active date to ensure active users does not breach 30 B1 licences and 27 for SAP Professional license

2. Adding new suppliers to SAP, adding and verify bank details

3. Create new Items Groups and Items on SAP to be mapped to iDocs

  • Run adhoc reports when requested such as suppliers spends, payments, balances at specific periods and weekly creditors report
  • Year-end audit for AP queries such as supplier payments, creditors listings, supplier statements and reconciliations
  • Reviewing and improving processes to help the business operate more efficiently whilst ensuring adherence to purchase ledger policies
  • Liaising with other Finance departments to ensure AP section of the management accounts are correct

Required Skills:

  • Accounting / finance related degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years of directly related AP experience within restaurant / hospitality sector
  • Knowledge of Accounts Payable Processes including end to end P2P process, payments, reconciliations etc
  • Ability to plan work, evaluate and provide direction to team
  • Good knowledge of Excel - using vlookups, pivot tables, formulas etc
  • Strong communication skills to facilitate working closely with other parts of the business including purchasing, commercial, group and sites
  • Strong analytical skills to be able to solve technical and non-technical day to day issues effecting the AP process

Please note that you need to be immediately available! If you are interested in this role, please apply ASAP.

Please be aware that only short listed candidates will be contacted.