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Accounts Payable Assistant - 1YR FTC

MacKenzie King
Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 5, 2023

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
MacKenzie King are excited to be recruiting an Accounts Payable Assistant for an ambitious, rapidly growing business, based in Ipswich. As an Accounts Payable Assistant you will be responsible for your own workload, whilst supporting the wider team to ensure all purchase ledger tasks are completed, and that suppliers are happy and paid to terms. This role is a one year fix term contract and offers someone starting out in their finance career the opportunity to gain experience in a fast growing, local business surrounded by a supportive team.

Duties &


  • Supporting the Accounts Payable Controller to ensure the supplier accounting records are maintained accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring managers are up to date with any actions required and highlighting issues to the Accounts Payable Controller
  • Working with the finance team and other colleagues as needed, to ensure smooth running of all accounts-related purchase processes across the business.
  • Monitor and suggest improvements in the purchase to pay process as needed
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Maintaining the supplier email box and responding to supplier queries as needed
  • Assisting other finance team members as and when required
  • Supporting the Accounts Payable, Financial Accountant and Financial Controller with any annual audit or other supplier reporting requirements
  • Other ad hoc duties as assigned by the Accounts Payable Controller

Key Skills & Attributes:
  • You will have a minimum of one years’ experience working in a related finance role, with experience of the purchase ledger, cash book and reconciliations.
  • Understanding of the purchase to pay process and how the finance team and other departments impacts this.
  • Understanding of various banking transactions and processes, such as Direct Debit, bacs, standing orders
  • Knowledge of good customer service and the part the team plays in delivering customer satisfaction.
  • Ideally be studying towards a professional accountancy qualification, such as AAT level 3 or above.

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