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Accounts Assistant - Accounts Payable

Britvic PLC
Catherine-De-Barnes, Solihull, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 22, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
At Britvic we're on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK's leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.

We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J2O, R. White's & London Essence. We exist to help people enjoy life's everyday moments.

About the Role:

In this role you will effectively and efficiently manage all payments made on behalf of all Britvic companies (excluding Brazil and France). This is a business-critical role that often requires speed, accuracy, and confidentiality due to the nature of some payments being made (e.g., payroll / acquisitions).

The accounts assistant will process all payments out either using SAP or HSBC Net, Creating and posting journals to ensure payments are accurately recorded in the general ledger.

You will also be responsible for cash flow forecasting / Currency cash flow forecasting, forecast vs. actual reporting and processing customer direct debit collections using SAP.

In this role you will ensure all payments are made in accordance with the approval matrix with all relevant backing documentation and maintain 0% fraud risk and ensure direct debit payments taken from the bank accounts are posted to vendor accounts and cleared against outstanding invoices.



  • Ensure supplier and customer payments are processed in accordance with monthly payment calendar
  • Day to day management of SAP GL bank accounts, posting journals to accurately reflect payments made or received, ensuring there are no reconciling bank items at the end of each month
  • Work closely with the Treasury team to ensure adequate funding is in place for payments • Process daily payments using HSBC for treasury transfers and work with our banking partners to confirm treasury deals
  • Be the main point of contact for payments
  • Partner with Accounts Payable to ensure suppliers are paid on time first time without exceptions. Resolve bounced supplier payments by working with the master data team to ensure bank details are correct
  • Monthly liability reconciliation of the SAP to ING supplier finance programme
  • Ensure payments are made with the appropriate approvals and backing
  • Manage central cash trackers and the Teams sites for payments
  • Review BACS reporting to correct master data in accordance with BACS guidance

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:
  • Strong understanding of SAP (Customer, Vendor and GL account displays, Dynamic Variants, Ability to use filters / search criteria to interrogate data), HSBC Net, Excel and MyFI
  • Understanding of journal processing (debits & credits)
  • Able to perform root cause analysis and fix issues with pace

We believe we are stronger together and that's why we're committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive

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