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Accounts Payable Assistant

F.P.T. Industries Limited
Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
Based at our Portsmouth manufacturing site as the Accounts Payable Assistant You'll join the Finance team reporting to the Finance Manager. To be responsible for matching, coding and processing of invoices and expenses onto the ledger in an organised and efficient way. Initially this will just be for the Portsmouth site but will also include Alabama when system implementation and handover is complete.You will be proactive, detail orientated and enjoy a busy and fast paced role.

The operational hours at our Portsmouth site are: 07.30am to 4.15pm Monday to Thursday with every second Friday 07.30am to 4.00pm. We operate a non-working day Free Friday every other Friday.

Established in 1990, FPT Portsmouth has a workforce of circa 230 employees. We are now part of the Dart Aerospace Group and the site is a leading technology provider for the aerospace, marine and military markets supplying an extensive range of specialist fuel tanks and flotation systems, as well as engineering expertise and support for fixed and rotary wing aircrafts, land vehicles, missiles, UAVs, torpedoes and marine vessels. Our customer base includes Airbus, BAE Systems, Bell, Boeing, General Automics, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Sikorsky, Saab, MOD.

Job Responsibilities

Daily checks of the AP inbox responding to queries.

Process accounts payable transactions accurately and efficiently, including supplier, expense reports, and payments.

Verify and reconcile invoices and statements, ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures.

Collaborate with suppliers and internal departments to resolve any invoicing discrepancies or issues in a timely manner.

Assist in maintaining accurate financial records and data entry into accounting systems.

Prepare and process weekly, monthly, and yearly reports as required.

Support the finance team with various administrative tasks as needed.

How You'll contribute

To help us make a difference, You'll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


Good standard of general education to include grade C/Level 4 or above in Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent)

Previous experience in accounts payable or a related finance role preferred.

Proficiency in accounting software and MS Office, particularly Excel.

Strong attention to detail and ability to work accurately under deadlines.

Excellent organisational and communication skills.

A proactive attitude with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

A high level of accuracy in performing work

Proficient in Microsoft Packages: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook


Experience using SAP systems

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.The Accounts Payable Assistant will have strong communication skills, You'll be a point of contact for our customers and work cross-functionally within the business, with a positive mind-set and can do attitude.

What Well Offer:

Once youre on board You'll get the following perks and benefits:

Competitive salary dependant on experience

Industry Leading Pension Scheme = well match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis

Life Assurance 8 x salary

25 days holiday + bank holidays

Income protection

Shopping discounts

Cycle To Work Scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

A collaborative, dynamic working environment

This is initially a Temporary position for 6 months, with the potential for it to become a permanent role.

As well as a competitive package well offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!Well support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.Thats the beauty of being part of a global business, once youre on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

Everyone is welcome to apply to FPT Portsmouth.Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging weve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. Were also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

As part of our recruitment process all employees need to be vetted and undertake pre-employment checks. For this role you may need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, previously Criminal Records Bureau, prior to or upon commencing employment with FPT Industries Ltd as well as completing a BPSS security check.

Please note, only candidates who have the right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy.

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