Accounts Payable

Exciting new opportunity to join a company as an Accounts Payable based in Fordham to support a new operational finance function. You will be responsible in ensuring that invoices are recorded and paid accurately and within time. This role will be suitable for someone with a positive attitude toward learning and dedication to continuous improvement. The successful candidate will be reporting to the Accounting Manager with the opportunity to work closely with colleagues in Operations, Commercial, Business support functions as well as the wider DDS finance team. This will provide a platform to develop wide- and far-reaching networks across the organisation.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Keeping track of all payments and expenditures, purchase orders, invoices, statements.
  • Assist with on boarding new suppliers and maintaining existing records.
  • Vendor reconciliation
  • Maintaining historical records
  • Preparing payment file
  • Responding to AP enquiries
  • Preparing analysis of accounts and producing monthly reports
  • Continuing to improve the AP process

Experience required

  • Experience working as an Accounts Payable or Accounts Administrator is essential.
  • Good knowledge of accounting, purchasing and payments systems.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office packages in particular Microsoft Excel.

Education, experience and technical skills

  • Minimum AAT or equivalent is preferable

 Desirable criteria

  • Highly motivated and able to take the initiative.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills capable of engaging at all levels of the organisation.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills, Pivot table, VLOOKUP’s SUMIFs are desirable but training can be provided
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Expertise of working in a scientific industry is desirable but not essential.
  • Flexibility to work in a changing environment


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