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Accounts Payable Finance Assistant

Employer
Eversheds Sutherland
Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Accounts Payable Finance Assistant

Region 1

EMEA

Practice group 1

International Operations

Office 1

Leeds

Position type 1

Permanent

Summary 1

We are Eversheds Sutherland, a global law firm, with 5,000+ colleagues in more than 30 countries. We're full-service with deep niche and sector experience. Whatever challenge, wherever in the world, we're equipped and ready to meet it. We live our values, we're purposeful and purpose-led. So although the world is fast-moving and rapidly changing, we see it as a place where everyone can thrive. We're ambitious for our clients, our communities - and for you. Whether you're starting out on your career or well established, whether you're a lawyer or in business services. If you're looking for what's next, we are too.

What to expect

For business professionals, our environment is highly collaborative with value being placed on diversity of ideas, skills and mindsets. Not least yours. It's energetic, fast-moving and there's always something new to get involved in. You will get exposure across geographies and the firm as a whole. The future is a place of opportunity. Focusing on your success and for what's next, will ensure you thrive too.

The Team

You would be joining a team providing world class financial services to our business. You'll be someone who wants to be the best at what they do; who can handle pressure and enjoys making decisions that will have a real impact on our business. Our firm is all about teamwork and you would be a crucial part of that team - you'll find the work stimulating, the atmosphere dynamic and the results highly satisfying.

The Role

We are looking for Finance Assistant to join our team. This is a key role within the Finance Service Team and has responsibility for handling queries for the business efficiently and in line with set service levels.

Working as part of a fast paced and dynamic team, your remit will encompass all aspects of the finance function. Your core responsibility in this role will be handling queries and incidents from Eversheds Sutherland member firms from receipt to resolution. You will provide guidance to these businesses with the key focus on service delivery and customer satisfaction. This role will report directly to the Accounts Payable Manager.

Skills & Experience
  • Experience of Accounts Payable, reconciling Supplier records and identifying issues
  • Experience and knowledge of general finance operations accounting processes
  • Experience of handling queries and incidents effectively and in line with procedures
  • Able to develop trusted relationships with key contacts and to act as a face of finance - taking an active role in delivering excellent service to all of finance's stakeholders
  • Ability to take ownership of queries by logging and tracking to resolution
  • Ability to identify and implement opportunities for improvement across finance processes
  • Able to provide guidance to the business around key finance policies and procedures
  • Ability to post large volumes of data invoices arcuately and efficiently
  • Able to own key daily, weekly and monthly tasks and ensure they are completed on time

Key Competencies
  • An ability to communicate effectively with the team, senior management and key stakeholders
  • A highly organised approach; energised to drive and deliver a service orientated function
  • Ability to communicate and deliver greater financial awareness and understanding across the business
  • Ability to support other members of the Accounts Payable team, once daily tasks are complete

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion

At Eversheds Sutherland, "Inclusive" is a core business value. We bring together different skillsets, global mindsets and approaches. We foster diversity of thought and the freedom to put ideas into action. We have an inherent respect for the individual. We have a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Sharing ideas, asking questions, solving challenges and meeting our clients' goals: together.

We want all our people to thrive at work and reach their full potential and we work hard to continue to build a diverse and inclusive culture, monitor and report on our progress and impact, and develop our approach. This is reflected in our policies, systems and processes, and in our work with diversity membership organisations.

Many of our people work flexibly in some way and we are open to considering how we can accommodate flexible working arrangements alongside role requirements. If this is important to you, please talk to us about it during the recruitment process.

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