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Accounts Payable Assistant - Newport - (CONTRACT) - £15 per hour (Contract)

Location: Newport, Wales Country: UK Rate: £15 per hour

We are recruiting for an Accounts Payable Assistant for a long term contract role based in Newport working for a leading defence & Space organisation.


  • Guarantees that only invoices that are in conformance with internal and external requirements are registered for payment.
  • Ensures that all identified non-conformances are resolved prior to registration for payment.
  • Ensures strong overall awareness of status of assigned supplier accounts (and especially accuracy of data) to ensure up to date information can be provided in response to queries either internal or external to Accounts Payable.
  • Contributes to the effective management of cash in the business by only paying valid invoices and paying according to agreed contractual payment terms.
  • Ensures that all Compliance and internal control related topics are followed by using the correct procedures when processing invoices, and be alert to fraud attempts.

Main activities

  • Verifying, using SAP based tools, details of incoming invoices (paper, scanned and electronic) and credit notes from suppliers - legal details eg correct company address; tax details eg VAT rate; internal references eg Purchase Order.
  • Identify non-conforming invoices (eg Purchase Order missing, no Goods/Service receipt in SAP, wrong company address, wrong VAT rate, price on invoice different from Purchase Order, quantity on invoice different from Purchase Order).
  • Manage non-conformance resolution process through correspondence (telephone, e-mail, meetings) with supplier and internal departments about non-bookable invoices, claims for reimbursement of discounts, balance confirmations, statements of accounts etc.
  • Obtain formal confirmation and evidence of resolution of non-conformance (eg obtain approval note, correction of PO details, correction of price/quantity, requesting of debit balances/reclaiming from supplier, creating debit notes and sending to the supplier etc.)
  • Posting of conforming invoices in SAP for payment in line with agreed credit terms.
  • Verifying of balance confirmations and sending information about the status to supplier or auditor of the supplier.
  • Reconcile supplier statements to Accounts Payable balance identifying all goods receipts errors (GR/IR)/missing invoices.
  • Treatment of reminder notes from suppliers (if necessary requesting invoices or clarification with supplier).
  • Provide input data for Accounts Payable process performance indicators (eg statements reconciled, reminders processed, etc.) as required.
  • Provide proactive support and advice to the business and to suppliers regarding best practice on all aspects of Purchase to Pay process (eg eSupplyChain process requirements, EGP process requirements, VMI process requirements, EDI process requirements, self-billing process requirements, etc.
  • Support Purchase to Pay process improvement/development projects either within Accounts Payable or with internal or external business partners (Procurement/Logistics/Suppliers).
  • Confirm new and amended bank details in line with the agreed written procedure, and (if the role requires) make the changes in the necessary Accounts Payment system.

Posted Date: 16 Oct 2019 Reference: JSMS-ACCOUNTS Employment Business: Click Contact: Sarah Brown