Accounts Payable Officer

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  • Salary : Up to £30,000 + Excellent Benefits

Our fantastic international law firm client is currently looking for an Accounts Payable Officer to join their Finance department on a permanent basis and take responsibility for creating an efficient accounts payable function. The main duties will include ensuring all office supplier invoices received are distributed to budget heads / fee earners for authorisation in accordance with the firm’s approval policies, and returned for processing so as to meet supplier payment terms, posting all authorised invoices onto Elite 3E practice management system, with sufficient narrative to enable full and easy understanding of nominal ledger by managers / budget heads. Preparing weekly bulk payment runs by BACS/CHAPS, on the firm’s on-line banking platform, as well as cheques, in order to adhere to supplier payment terms.  Payments include local and international payments, raising ad hoc payment batches both on BACS and cheques for urgent payments, as required, despatching remittance advices to suppliers, on a timely basis, as confirmation of payment, reconciling supplier statements on a regular basis in order to identify any discrepancies, and working to resolve them in a timely manner, liaising with budget heads and their deputies as required, undertaking regular review of all open items, and using initiative to clear down such items, confidently communicating with suppliers, fee earners or budget holders, remaining professional at all times, filing on a daily basis for Accounts Payable, Expenses and Disbursements, liaising with firm signatories and approvers on a daily basis to ensure payment batches are approved and released in a timely manner, banking client cheques as necessary. Candidates should have at least 12 months’ experience working in an accounts payable function within a legal or professional services environment, they should also have extensive knowledge of Elite 3E.  This role is paying to £30,000.


Do you have 12 months’ experience working in an Accounts Payable function within a legal or professional services environment?


Do you have good working knowledge of Elite 3E?


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