Accounts Payable Associate

Full time
Tees Local Office
Posted 13 Days Ago


We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional individual to join our team in the UK. The successful candidate will be responsible for compliance with the Company’s policy of no-PO no-pay and will be the main point of contact in local finance for all things relating to accounts payable.  In addition there will be opportunity to develop and get involved in other non-AP related areas of the UK finance function.

We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. This position is based from our Middlesbrough office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be conversant with the company’s no-PO no-pay policy and ensure compliance to the guidelines.

  • Local point of contact for Basware, including code invoices

  • Assisting with purchase ledger queries and liaising with our Global Service Centre (GSC) with Vendor account reconciliations.

  • As necessary, assisting in the preparation and review of vendor payments including bi-monthly BACS run, with an awareness of purchase to pay process and procedures.

  • Processing expenses via Expensify and transferring into ERP system.

  • Knowledge of HMRC import/export guidelines and reporting requirements. (desired but not essential)

  • Conversant with the companies banking facilities and daily cash flows.

  • Review of Balance Sheet accounts and periodic reconciliations in compliance with internal control procedures and reconciling any other key balance sheet accounts

  • Knowledge of IR35 guidelines and monitoring of impacted vendors (desired but not essential)

  • Assist with the management of company vehicles

  • Point of contact for Environmental reporting, liaising with external consultant when necessary

  • Assistance with the internal/external audit processes.

Who we are looking for

To be successful, you need to demonstrate:

  • Structured approach to work and problem solving and good communication skills.

  • An experienced purchase ledger accountant able to confidently deal with accounts queries both external and from our Global Service Centre.    

  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

As applications are being handled on a daily basis, please note, that the vacancy may be filled earlier than the deadline indicated. Therefore you are kindly advised to apply as early as possible. Please ensure that within your application you submit your CV and a covering letter.

Please also note, in order to be considered for this role, you must possess the right to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor visa applications for this position.

Building a Diverse Workplace

In Svitzer we value the diversity of our talent and will always strive to recruit the best person for the job – we value diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to gender, age, nationality, race, sexual orientation, disability, or religious beliefs. We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that members from some under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. At Svitzer we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles, and we are excited about hearing from you!

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Additional info

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Svitzer is a people company. Offering uninterrupted marine solutions requires not only the best equipment but also the best people. Our ambition is to attract and continuously develop the industry’s best craftsmen. Both at sea and on land - worldwide, wherever our customers do business. We are driven by skilled, professional and dedicated people and we work together as one company to provide safe, reliable and efficient services to our customers. We support and develop our people’s skills and capabilities and we care for the development of both teams and individuals. To best serve our customers, we strive to ensure the right people and the best teams for the job, every time and we believe diversity is a strength.