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Accounts Payable Manager

Arco: Experts in Safety have a great opportunity for an experienced and inspiring Accounts Payable Manager.

Full time
£31-36K dependent on experience + bonus + flexible benefits

Arco: Experts in Safety have a great opportunity for an experienced and inspiring Accounts Payable Manager. Leading a team of 9 and reporting to the Head of Cash Management, the Accounts Payable Manager is responsible for reviewing and implementing financial processes and system efficiencies to ensure vendors are paid what they are due on time in the most efficient, effective and economic way..

Key Responsibilities
• Review the efficiencies of current Accounts Payable (AP) systems and processes, identify opportunities for improvement and proactively propose and drive improvement in line with the Operational Effectiveness strategic pillar
• Be a positive advocate of business change and lead and coach this through Finance
• Manage, develop & monitor performance of the AP team
• Represent the interests of the AP department across the Arco business and with relevant external stakeholders
• Alignment of AP with Logistics regarding the goods receipt process
• Alignment of AP with the Category team on vendor pricing, payment terms and method of payment
• Liaise with Vendors and Arco colleagues to resolve payment & other issues
• Own vendor master data
• Develop the opportunity within the SAP/APO process

To be successful in this role you will need to have;
• Good experience of financial system development and enhancement and project management
• Ability to analyse and interpret complex business processes and large volumes of data and make relevant business improvement conclusions and recommendations
• Ability to meet strict deadlines with strong time management and self-organisational skills
• Proven team leader, developer & manager
• Good interpersonal & communication skills across key stakeholders at all levels
• SAP Finance, Accounts Payable & Invoice Verification knowledge to a super user level combined with Finance & vendor business process knowledge
• Good IT & MS Office skills
• Good attention to detail and numeracy

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Competitive salary commensurate to candidate’s level of skill and experience
• Profit and performance related bonus scheme
• Competitive contributory pension scheme
• a bike scheme, through our network of dealers
• a computer scheme with great offers including Apple Macbook Pro, iMac and printers
• child-care vouchers
• continuous professional learning and development
• holiday purchase scheme.

Arco is the UK’s leading safety company, with a core purpose to keep people safe at work. We distribute over 170,000 world-class, quality-assured products and training providing expert advice, helping to shape the safety world and make work a safer place. With a heritage spanning four generations, family values are important to us. We’ve been awarded the title of Superbrand by the annual initiative to identify and celebrate the UK’s strongest consumer and business-to-business brands in Britain.

We are a family run business and all of our family have the ability to:
Think Customer: Deliver Our Numbers: Work Together: Make Things Happen: Open to Change: Effective Communication

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