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Accounts Payable Advisor

Allied Bakeries
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
Overview of role

Working within our Accounts Payable team, this role is responsible for the accurate processing of invoices and prompt payment of suppliers. The main duties include a high volume of invoice processing ensuring that all departmental and company standards are adhered to whilst handling and resolving internal and external customer queries in a professional manner.Key Accountabilities
• Input of invoices onto SAP, taking ownership for quantity and price queries to ensure invoices are accurately processed and paid
• Manage own workload and responsible for issue escalation to senior team members.
• Process all purchases (supplier invoices) and refunds (credit notes) and analysing purchases by expense type (coding invoices)
• Obtain invoice authorisation
• Account for the correct treatment of VAT on all invoices
• Maintain supplier master accounts by liaising with Master Data
• Reconcile supplier accounts and resolve differences
• Deal with supplier account queries via telephone and email and resolve queries promptly
• Resolve significant issues (e.g., final demand letters) promptlyThe Right Person
• Significant experience within a large AP Department
• Comprehensive knowledge of using an ERP System and will have mainly dealt with Invoice processing and a Purchase to Pay process using Purchase Orders
• Have worked with invoice capture and validation tools
• Be knowledgeable about OCR, Scanning, Storing and workflow technology
• Have Excel skills at least to intermediate level
• Have considerable SAP experience

Allied Bakeries are owned by Associated British Foods. ABF is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.9bn and 128,000 employees in 53 countries. It has significant businesses in Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia.. Our sister companies in ABF UK Grocery produce products under many market-leading household brands, including Jordans, Ryvita, Pataks, Blue Dragon & Silver Spoon.
We are proud of our brands: we make top 10 UK grocery brand Kingsmill as well as Allinson’s, Bürgen and Sunblest. You’ll know us best through our white, wholemeal and seeded market-leading loaves, as well as Kingsmill 50/50, the nation’s favourite Healthier White, and our delicious pancakes, crumpets, hot cross buns and other bakery products.
The success of our business depends on us having the right people on the team. We are incredibly passionate about our business, but it isn’t for the faint-hearted - it’s pacey and demanding so our people need to have a positive attitude and to want to work inclusively. We take massive pride in what we do, not least in how colleagues based in our bakeries and depots have one of the best safety performance records in the industry.
Our Grocery Service Centre, based near Liverpool, is a hub for transactional activity across multiple ABF companies within the ABF Grocery division. Supporting some of our well-known brands such as Kingsmill, Pataks, Blue Dragon, Jordans, Ryvita and Silver Spoon, amongst others. We deliver Shared Service activities across a wide range of disciplines including Customer Services, Consumer Care, Finance, Payroll, HR and IS.
If you’re looking to join a business that is passionate, encourages you to be the best you can be, and values its people, we’d love to hear from you.

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