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Senior Accounts Payable Officer

Job details

Location: NSW - Sydney
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Reference: Ad-29171
Posted: 9 months ago

Job description

About the Company:
 
My client is the financial services arm of a leading communications services group who offer advertising, public relations, Branding and identify and marketing infrastructures services.  
 
About the Role:
 
The Senior Accounts Payable Officer contributes to the success of the company by enabling supplier relationships through the provision of exceptional payment services in a timely, efficient and effective manner. The contribution of the role to the success of the company is through the provision of exceptional service and issue resolution support to our clients, enabling them to manage their business relationships with suppliers.
 
The purpose of the Senior Accounts Payable Officer role is to provide a high level of effective and efficient Accounts Payable (AP) services for businesses within a shared service centre environment. The role will be responsible for more complex responsibilities than the AP Officer role and requires a high level of accuracy and attention to detail to ensure payments and query resolutions are consistently delivered to a high standard. The role will also be responsible for developing business relationships with the Operating Companies being supported and for coaching and supporting other members of the team.
 

  • Support the Head of Accounts Payable
  • Perform AP related duties in accordance with the cyclical calendar for processing supplier invoices, employee related expense claims and third-party payments;
  • Respond to supplier account queries and resolve any invoice discrepancies in a professional manner;
  • Deliver a high standard of customer service to businesses and suppliers;
  • Manage payment of suppliers in accordance with payment terms;
  • Prepare electronic funds transfers;
  • Produce monthly AP reconciliation reports and ensure these reconcile to supplier statements if required;
  • Assist with month end closing reports and reconciliations;
  • Regularly monitor the completeness and accuracy of supplier records and master files;
  • Identify and communicate with management opportunities for improvement in processes, workflow

Team lead:

  • Coach and guide less experienced employees in query resolution;
  • Buddy with and train new employees;
  • Support others in the resolution of complex matters;
  • Demonstrate and encourage a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration
  • Attend team and other meetings  
  • Practice courteous assertiveness with all interactions
  • Demonstrate the behaviours expected from the team and customers
  • Demonstrate the WPP AUNZ Personal Attributes
  • Provide strong emphasis on providing 'needs based' customer service
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks
  • Escalate matters to management as appropriate 

About You:

  • 4+ years’ experience in the Accounts Payable field
  • Strong people interaction and relationship building skills
  • Sound data entry and administration experience
  • Advanced MS Office skills, with high degree of confidence in MS Excel 
  • Experience using financial systems including ERP and electronic workflow solutions, BCC and Maconomy desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Ability to work well with others; a desire to be part of a team
  • Effective organisation skills with the ability to prioritise
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude amidst an environment of constant change
  • Working knowledge of AP principles, practices and regulations. Ability and experience in working with and meeting key performance targets
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Coaching and supportive attitude toward colleagues and new employees