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Accounts Payable Manager

Queen's University Belfast
Belfast (County) (GB)
Excellent Employment Package
Closing date
Jul 5, 2022

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Education & Training
Contract Type
Full Time
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Accounts Payable Manager


   Ref: 22/109891

Duration: Permanent

Hours: Full-time

Salary: £42,149 - £51,799 per annum


This is an exciting time to join Queen’s as we embark on the next phase of our development as a University. Our recently launched ten-year plan, Strategy 2030, sets out our ambitions to shape a better world through our education and research and reflects the changing external environment and new opportunities, including those identified in the recently launched Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD). To help achieve our ambitions we are seeking to expand our Finance Team by recruiting an Accounts Payable Manager.


About the Role: You will lead a team which is responsible for the University’s Accounts Payable function, ensuring the accurate and timely service delivery of all payment activities, and compliance with all accounts payable policies, procedures and financial controls. You will work closely with other teams in Finance and across the University to provide advice, guidance and analysis to internal and external stakeholders as required.  


About You: With a degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field you will have substantial and significant management experience in an Accounts Payable / Finance environment in a large, complex organisation. You will have knowledge of complex finance and Accounts Payable systems, experience of digital transformation, and continuous improvement of finance transaction processing. Applicants with a lower relevant qualification with specialist and significant experience of managing an accounts payable function, within a large, complex organisation, will also be considered. 


Key Dates

Closing Date: 17/06/2022

Anticipated Interview Date: 28/06/2022 and 29/06/2022


Further Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Anne McLaughlin

Information about the School can be found at:


At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.


We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

• Great terms & conditions

• Pension schemes

• Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              

• Family-friendly initiatives

• Career development opportunities

• Support for health & mental wellbeing

• Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)


Further information on our attractive package can be found at:

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:; and


For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please visit or click to Apply.




Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked in the top 173 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2020), and a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centered ethos.

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some £300m.  As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.

Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

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