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Midpoint DC
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Accounting/Finance
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Negotiable DOE
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time

About The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Head of Accounts Payable to join the fast-paced purchase ledger team. As the Deputy Head of Accounts Payable, you will Manage the Accounts Payable function ensuring that the team are consistently performing, and all processes are followed and completed in an accurate and timely manner. With our aim to be a flexible employer, this role offers hybrid working.

Main duties include: 

  • Manage the workload of the Purchase ledger team whilst coaching and developing
  • Ensure that all invoices or expenses requests are correctly calculated, approved and coded
  • Ensure invoices are genuine and expense claims comply with the expense policies
  • Oversee petty cash and credit card processes 
  • Maintain adequate records of pro-forma invoices issued and chase up associated invoices
  • Investigate and resolve purchase ledger queries as required
  • Responsible for the monthly closure of the Purchase Ledger including payment and credit control, management reports, aged creditors 
  • Review payment batches and enter payment through BACS for all due balances on a regular basis, in accordance with supplier’s terms and conditions, or in accordance with GSF financial policies and procedures. 
  • To liaise with suppliers concerning invoice queries
  • Ensure adherence to month-end deadlines
  • Undertake ad hoc tasks as required from time to time by the Head of Accounts Payable to assist in the general running of the Department
  • Reconciling all cooperate credit card statements on a monthly basis
  • Liaising with other finance departments to improve interdepartmental processes
  • Attending regular supplier meetings to discuss any issues/escalations
Working hours: 

40 hours per week, shifts between 8:00am and 5:30pm - Monday to Friday

About You

The ideal candidate will have proven accounting experience in ledger transactions, purchase ledger,  book keeping, nominal ledgers and reconciliations of ledgers. Your experience will ideally come from a fast-paced, multi-site organisation.

  • Demonstrable experience of successfully managing and leading a team
  • Knowledge of payment processes – electronic and manual
  • Good knowledge of accounting software, being able to navigate through a system without supervision
  • Experience of master data review and management
  • Strong numeracy skills and a logical approach to tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail and a passion for delivering accurate work, in-line with agreed deadlines
  • Flexible approach when prioritising work and multi-tasking
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to manage pressure
  • Confident and approachable with strong team working skills
  • AAT qualification or similar would be desirable 
What we offer: 

  • 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays (with the opportunity to increase annual leave days with time served)
  • Online employee discount scheme including big discounts to local cinemas, theme park attractions, major retailers and much more
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Company pension
  • Death in service benefit
  • Internal Development Programmes
  • Career progression opportunities

About Us

GSF Car Parts is one of the UK’s leading automotive parts distributors, supplying thousands of independent garages throughout the UK and Ireland with parts, tools, garage equipment and specialist training. The group has over 175 branches nationwide and a turnover exceeding £475 million. Built on the heritage and success of a dozen local brand identities acquired over several years, we have traded as one brand since November 2021. Our branch network is bolstered by centralised support and expertise from specialist departments in key areas such as procurement and supply chain, marketing and national accounts. The business also benefits from integrated IT systems, which include our industry leading catalogue system, Allicat, and access to the Group's national garage programme, Servicesure.
 

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