Accounts Payable Assistant (15249851/001) Preston, England

Accounts Payable Assistant – Preston – £10.61 PAYE – 6 month contract
We are currently recruiting for a Finance Services Accounts Payable Assistant to work for a major defence contractor based in Preston on a 6 month contract. Candidates with experience of working within a Shared Service/Finance function are desirable as are candidates with ability to demonstrate a basic understanding of the Purchase to Pay process.
Role Description
The successful candidate will support the team in continuing to develop and work towards a benchmark service and carry out all Accounts Payable processing activities within defined procedures and processes with some initiative for decision making.
• Complete training to ensure understanding of all systems, processes and work instructions
• Sort and distribute post / emails
• Timely and accurate processing of all invoices according to relevant deadlines
• Provide a support service to other sections and departments and deal with all related queries to completion
• Carry out reconciliation activities in line with procedures
• Complete tasks delegated by team leader and/or manager
• Complete tasks as per the weekly task lists
• Filing/Archiving of all relevant documentation
• Ensure sound financial controls
• Attend surgeries/meetings as and when required
Skills and experience:
• Effective communication of information
• Ability to resolve queries from a variety of sources
• Ability to understand system processes
• Knowledge of either SAP or Oracle and/or other invoice processing systems would be an advantage but not essential
• Good team player
• Accurate keyboard skills
• Numerate with good IT skills i.e. Excel / Word
• Good understanding of Accounts Payable processes and how they interact with other processes
• Shared service experience is desirable but not essential
• Knowledge of the Purchase to Pay process is highly desirable

Please apply without delay as there is a deadline with this role. Ref: 15249851
To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted