Finance Associate (Accounts Payable)

Location Londonderry, County Londonderry
Job type Contract
Salary Up to £20000 per annum
Published about 1 month ago
Contact Deirdre Mulvenna
Job ref BA000FAD_1629205636

Job description

Finance Associate (Accounts Payable)

We are recruuiting for a Finance Associate to join the finance team for one of out clients bases in Derry, Londonderry. The role will comprise of Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, General Ledger Accounting and Trade Compliance. This Finance Associate role is within the accounts payable team is a wide variety of transactional activities spanning different areas of the Finance and Accounting function. This role will support the Elsham and Derry business units in all aspects of Accounts Payable and support Master Data activity for customer details.

This position will report to the Accounts Payable Team Lead.

Job Description and Duties

  • Performing tasks such as:

  • Enter vendor invoices into ERP systems to the appropriate general ledger accounts to generate payments.

  • Maintain financial accuracy through adhering to all Accounts Payable policies and procedures.

  • Follow up with procurement to ensure blocked invoices are resolved timely, ensuring vendors are paid within terms.

  • Analyse and resolve vendor invoices in "blocked" or "parked" status

  • Prepare month-end accruals in a timely manner per the month end checklist schedule.

  • Prepare month end supplier reconciliations and review of GRIR

  • Organize and execute invoice approval workflow in a timely manner to maximize discount opportunities.

  • Work closely with location accountants to resolve accounts payable issues, such as vendors not paid, goods receipts, purchase orders, intercompany account confirmations, work to review and resolve GRIR issues.

  • Identifies process improvement opportunities that will recognize the root cause of discrepancies, reduce future occurrences of aged account balances, and works with appropriate internal contacts to implement those improvements.

  • Manage master Data set-up and maintenance of customer account details and controls.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. Will include support of special projects as identified.

    Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel

  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of contacts from corporate and external vendors to manufacturing employees

  • Strong organizational skills in handling multiple responsibilities simultaneously with high attention to detail and a high level of accuracy

  • Proactive problem solving and results oriented, able to work on own initiative

Desirable Criteria

  • Proven experience working in a fast-paced Finance function working to tight deadlines

  • Experience with SAP and other ERP Systems

  • Studying towards or educated to 3rd level standard with Business related diploma or degree

Hours of work

  • 38 hours per week

  • Monday to Thursday - 0830 - 5pm & Friday 0830 - 14.30

  • This is a Temporary 12 month fixed term contract


  • 33 days holidays per calendar year

  • Life insurance scheme

  • Healshield Health Cash Plan

  • Inspire Mental Health Support Service


  • £20k

Job Type- Full time, Temporary

If you are interested in the above position please apply and a member of the Staffline team will be in touch with those shortlisted


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