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Accounts Payable Business Partner

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20 Jul 2022
MMP Consultancy are looking to recruit an Accounts Payable Business Partner to join one of our clients on a 12-month fixed term contract.

This role will Work within a team providing a high quality, efficient and effective accounts payable service to the housing association.

Key Responsibilities:
Work closely with colleagues in providing a proactive, flexible, customer focused Accounts Payable service solution
Process all payments (including non-invoice-based payments) in line with the Group's policies and procedures whilst ensuring all suspense accounts are cleared in a timely fashion.
Draw on analytical skills to prepare presentation material in sufficient detail to be understood by non-finance staff and be presented to colleagues across the business as and when required.
Attend Management Team meetings and deliver P2P reports which explain the performance of the area which you are in charge of, identifying and explaining trends in performance within the Accounts Payable function.
Liaise with relevant internal departments and external suppliers to ensure all queries are dealt with promptly and brought to a satisfactory conclusion.
Assist the Business Analyst and designated trainer in addressing the training needs of operations team members in their patch (and other staff where the need arises).
Work closely with the operations teams to produce P2P reports, schedules and summaries, and assist the operations teams with the interpretation of their reports as and when required.
Work with other finance colleagues and operations staff to resolve payment related issues, manage this through status reporting and communicate these outcomes to suppliers and internal stakeholders as and when required.
Run weekly exception reports - for example on unapproved Purchase Orders, GRNs not raised, where GRNs are not invoiced and similar checks to assist the operations teams in meeting the requirements of a successful payments process.
Daily Processing BACS returns and CHAPS payments onto the correct supplier account
Running the OCR process daily to ensure invoices are matched with purchase orders or sent for processing as non-POs
Manually registering invoices on a daily basis
Regular supplier statement reconciliation
Daily processing of mismatch rejects and unassigned invoices to ensure these are on the correct supplier accounts.
Running the payment run file on a weekly basis, getting this approved by the signatories, sending approved BACS file to the bank electronically and sending the spindle remittances.

Ideal Candidate:
AAT, CCAB, CIMA Part-Qualified (essential)
Excellent, clear communication both written and verbal, interaction and interpersonal skills.
Excellent attention to details and organisational skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Proven ability in managing suppliers' accounts, including regular reconciliations and liaison with credit control departments.
Hands on knowledge of Sun systems. (Desirable)
Demonstrable experience in relationship and stakeholder management. (Essential)
Demonstrable experience of working in partnership with operations teams.
Experience of challenging working practices and working in a high volume intensive environment.
Experience in the use of integrated computerised accounting systems
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  • Job Reference: 662715209-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: MMP Consultancy
    MMP Consultancy
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Contract