The Finance department are looking for someone to join the Financial Control team as General Ledger Accounts Technician - Accounts Payable. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to make a move into a finance role.

In this role you will oversee all aspects of accounts payable functions within the Society. You will support Management in providing a robust prepayment and accruals process and also ensure that all relevant balance sheet codes are reconciled each month. In addition, the role will review and investigate income and expenditure accounts (as allocated for the Society or within any Subsidiary company allocated to the role) for reasonableness. This will include the continuous review of income/cost nominals/centres allocated to your role to ensure that they are correctly coded and that accrued income/accruals and prepayments are appropriate.

Key Accountabilities:

Ensuring all purchase invoices are matched to purchase orders (PO) and are uploaded to the accounts payable system on a timely basis.
Ensuring all supplier invoices are appropriately authorised before payment
Liaise with other business areas to ensure compliance with Financial Control Manual
Liaise with suppliers so that all queries are dealt with appropriately and within a quick turnaround.
Undertake all control activities on a regular basis.
Work with business users of the accounts payable module in D365 to ensure that they are appropriately trained and that queries are managed and resolved as appropriate.
Ensure that the supplier BACS payments are produced and checked ready for authorisation and payment
Ensure all daily ad-hoc payments are authorised, paid and posted to ledger on a timely basis as required.
Complete associated bank accounts postings where required.
Complete assigned month end reconciliations with any reconciling differences investigated and resolved on a timely basis
Complete monthly coding review, liaising with FP&A and other team members as required
Continuous review of income/cost nominals/centres allocated to your role to ensure that they are correctly coded and that accrued income/accruals and prepayments are appropriate.
Provision of monthly cost centre reports for areas responsible immediately prior to and after month end to help ensure that CC managers receipt appropriately.
Post and reconcile month end journals relating to prepayments and accruals.
Analyse aged creditors and liaise with suppliers as appropriate.
Provide help and guidance to other team members as required and also to cover for absence/ holidays.
Assist with year end auditing requirements including preparing audit schedules and requests for information as required.
Assist with other ad-hoc work and projects. Look to continuously improve processes and enhance effectiveness of accounts payable reporting and staff expenses.
Undertake the processing of staff expenses. Ensuring that they are correctly authorized.
Assisting the Senior Financial Accountant with the P11D/PSA process both annually and through-out the year.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Strong communication skills are required for this role as you will be actively working with many other areas of the business. Excellent attention to detail is a must, along with strong analytical skills and the ability to effectively manage a busy and varied workload.

You should have experience in an accounts payable function and in addition have a progressive approach, able to identify improvements in ways of working.

AAT part qualified / qualified or equivalent and looking to take next step in your career within financial control.

The ideal candidate will be:

A team player
Have strong IT skills particularly with Excel
Ideally knowledge of an Accounting package
Be able to prioritise your own work
Be able to work in a dynamic modern mutual.
Have good organisational skills and be able to meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail

Closing date for all internal applications is Wednesday 24th June.