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Accounts Payable Specialist (12 month contract)

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Part qualified, Qualified, CIMA
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The Accounts Payable & Accounting Specialist role is part of a team who are responsible for the EMEA purchase ledger. Such duties include the timely entry of all invoices (purchase order and non-purchase order) to ensure timely payment is made to CME's vendors. The role also serves to communicate with outside vendors as well as CME staff to resolve issues surrounding the payment or non-payment of these invoices. In addition to these duties the role requires you to perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations and provide other accounting assistance to the corporate accounting and procurement teams within the organization.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assist in preparation for annual audits and answer queries from both internal and external audit teams when required.
  • Maintain the Accounts Payable processes for EMEA including receiving approval for invoices, inputting approved invoices for payment into Workday, running the pay cycle process and inputting payments into the various banking systems prior to release by the authorizer.
  • Aid with travel and expenses for the EMEA and Singapore when needed.
  • Perform monthly general ledger reconciliations
  • Assist with the month end close of the EMEA purchase ledger.
  • Liaise with suppliers on receiving outstanding invoices and provide information to corporate accounting teams for monthly invoice accruals.
  • Perform yearly update testing and process improvements including better utilization of existing technology.
  • Review intercompany payment requests and input accurately upon request.

Skills & Software Requirements:

Essential: Excel, Word, Financial system exposure
Desirable: Workday, Barclays / Citibank / JP Morgan online banking portals, Reconciliation experience.

Cost Centre:

411000 Accounting

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