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Accounts Payable Specialist

EG Group
Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 16, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Accounts Payable Specialist

Blackburn, BB1 2FA - Office Based

Contract: Full-Time Hours / Permanent

£23,860 - £27,000 Dependent on experience & Bonus Scheme

Company: EG Group

About the Role...

Our Transactional Finance Team is expanding and we have an exciting opportunity available for an Accounts Payable Specialist to join our Transactional Shared Service Division! As an AP Specialist you will have the opportunity to manage the accounts for EG Group Corporate Services, ensuring that payments are made accurately and on time. You will play a crucial role in the financial operations of the business by handling the payment process, maintaining accurate records, and fostering positive relationships with vendors and other stakeholders.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate a proactive ability to identify and resolve issues pertaining to payments and other accounts payable matters, playing a pivotal role in upholding the precision and integrity of financial records. In addition to this, they must exhibit a meticulous attention to detail, recognizing its importance in tasks such as accurately processing invoices, reconciling accounts, and identifying discrepancies. A strong analytical acumen is vital, enabling the candidate to determine patterns and adapt swiftly to evolving procedures. As well as this, effective communication skills are imperative; the ideal candidate should be able to articulate complex information clearly, ensuring that stakeholders understand the details without ambiguity.

This is a permanent office-based position with many perks at our Waterside Head office! If you are ready for an opportunity where you can showcase your skills and to take the next step in your career, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Monitor AP email inbox / ticketing system
  • Maintenance of the Vendor Master Database
  • Processing all non-purchase order and purchase order invoices for payment.
  • Gather all purchase card statements, verify receipts and process into SAP system as required.
  • Posting invoices / credit notes per business requests and ensuring they are coded correctly in the accounting system
  • Undertaking Reconciliation, Payments and Controls (RPC)
  • Reconcile vendor statements to Accounts Payable ledger and actively resolve any queries that arise from the process.
  • Pre-disbursement controls
  • Direct Debit monitoring
  • Preparation of monthly supplier statement & Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Pro-active management of supplier accounts and monitoring of ageing
  • Communicating and liaising with suppliers/vendors to resolve invoices, payments or other queries
  • Release of payment files, manual ad hoc payments
  • Liaising with the broader finance team and AP team leads to provide regular updated on daily/weekly and monthly activities
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as required

This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time.

Candidate Requirements
  • Finance experience in an Accounts Payable role, preferably in a Shared Services environment
  • Excellent customer relationship and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High standard of communicative and written skills
  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines
  • Able to adapt style of communication depending on the audience and the nature of the information being communicated
  • Strong communicator with the ability to present and explain financial information to all levels of management

Benefits & Rewards
  • Performance Based Bonus Scheme
  • Employee Life Assurance
  • EG Group Discounts - up to 15% off at our stores and food to go restaurants
  • ASDA Discount Card - 10% off all ASDA stores
  • EG Cares Benefits - exclusive discounts across 900 retailers
  • Smart Health - 24/7 online GP access, health checks and health and wellbeing support
  • Employee Assistance Programme - access to our Wellbeing Centre which offers emotional & practical support including free financial advice
  • Learning & Development - access to our Learning Hub, the most extensive online course library in the world to support you with every step of your career at EG Group
  • Waterside Café - freshly prepared meals at affordable prices
  • Free Secure Car Parking
  • Dress Down Fridays
  • Flexi-Time
  • Prayer and Ablution Facilities
  • Cycle to Work / Shower Facilities
  • Sit / Stand Desk Facilities
  • Work Anniversary Rewards
  • Free Eye Test

Who are EG Group?

EG Group is one of the world’s leading independent convenience retailers with an extensive network of sites across international markets in the United Kingdom & Ireland, Continental Europe, Australia and the United States of America.

Founded in 2001 by the Issa family with the acquisition of a single site in the UK, today the company is at the forefront of delivering an innovative approach to forecourt convenience retail.

At EG Group, we pride ourselves on being recognised for our investment model, trading performance and more importantly, providing a best-in-class customer experience in Grocery & Merchandise, Foodservice and Fuel.

Our transformational convenience retail business model has been built upon excellent relationships with an extensive portfolio of leading retail brands, and through strategic network acquisitions supported by a program of new-to-industry developments.

Every day, our committed workforce tirelessly delivers our products and services to millions of customers alongside supporting the local communities in which we operate.

Please note - the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check which will be funded by EG Group.

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