Accounts Payable Officer

Posted 14 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationSouth West London
Job type Temporary
Discipline Finance Recruitment
Contact NamePuja Ladva

Job description

​We are currently partnering with a leading University body based in South West London, who are recruiting for a full time Accounts Payable Officer to join their busy ledger team on a 12-month fixed term contract!

Our client is proud to be recognised as an organisation who is proud to lead on education, innovation and world class research.

This is a full-time position with a salary band of up to £30,000 per annum (subject to experience) and the start date is subject to notice.

Duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Assisting the Accounts Payable Transactions Manager and the 2 senior AP transactions officers with the processing of all accounts payable transactions that are submitted to the College each day so that they can be processed in accordance with agreed timescales and service levels

  • Reconciling supplier statements on a regular basis as well as reconcile credit balances and recover the funds as necessary

  • Providing invoice, expense and payment information to both internal and external customers via both the email and using latest helpdesk technology such as Service Now

  • Checking that all expense claims received have been approved and process them accordingly

  • Processing all credit card statements via the More4Apps system (an Excel-based software that enables to load information from Excel to Oracle E-Business suite)

  • Working closely with the Finance Service Centre team and respond to any queries raised by customers relating to accounts payable transactions

  • Liaising with Departmental staff and other support service staff as required

  • Ensuring the accounts payable service is covered at all times through core business hours

Experience required:

  • Intermediate knowledge of excel: VLOOKUP’s, Summifs, Pivot tables

  • Experience working with Oracle Financials – desirable

  • At least two years working in an Accounts Payable based role - essential

  • Experience working in the public sector / education sector - essential

Rewards and Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus the eight public holidays

  • New year and Christmas closures

  • Generous pension contribution

  • Excellent starting salary

  • Potential for further extension

Working hours:

  • 35 hours per week

  • Monday - Friday 9am-5pm (can offer flexible working hours)

  • Hybrid working set up – 2 days on site, Wednesday & Thursday

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

For further information on the position, please contact Puja Ladva or Lowri James on 0207-430 1284 or please email enquiries to

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

KEYWORDS: Accounts Payable; Purchase Ledger; University

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