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Accounts Payable Specialist

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Cheyanne Mason
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  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 08 October 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000013331_1694183205

Cedar has partnered with a world leading economics consultancy firm based in London. They are currently searching for an experienced Accounts Payable Specialist on a 3 to 6-month contract to join the EMEA Finance team within the AP/Travel & Expense Team, reporting to the EMEA AP Supervisor.

Salary: £125 - £165 a day (PAYE)

Location: City of London (Hybrid)

Start date: ASAP

This is an initial 3-month contract, supporting the EMEA Accounts Payable function. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic to work in a fast-paced environment. This includes processing invoices, staff expenses and resolving invoice discrepancies from suppliers.


  • Review, allocate and seek approval for invoices from suppliers and input into the general ledger, ensuring the correct VAT treatment
  • Concur Expense System - review and process expense claims logged and ensure compliance with Company policy, correct allocation and VAT coding treatment
  • Timely processing of all accounts payable transactions, through Chrome River, across the EMEA region
  • Ensuring all accounts payable transactions are correctly posted to the General Ledger using appropriate cost centre or balance sheet codes
  • Ensuring supplier charges are applied and passed through to client billable projects
  • Ensuring strict adherence with US GAAP SOX principles, specifically obtaining the appropriate approval of accounts payable transactions, before completion of transaction processing
  • Preparing multi-currency payment runs on a regular basis using various banking platforms (NatWest & HSBC)
  • Assist in preparation and management of payment run calendars
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

Required Skills:

  • 3/4 years' experience in an accounts payable OR corporate expenses roles
  • Experience working within a high-volume transaction environment
  • Experience working in multi-currency environment
  • Experience of using Chrome River, Concur, Unit 4, SAP, Oracle or other similar ERP applications
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written

Please note that you need to be immediately available or on less than a 1-week notice period.

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