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Accounts Payable Specialist

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Date: 26-Apr-2021

Location: Bracknell, GB

Company: Lloyds Register

The Accounts Payable opportunity is a fixed term contract till December 2021


Lloyd’s Register operates a Finance Shared Service Centre based in Bracknell. The function is part of global shared service operation and offers services across 87 countries globally.

Reporting to the AP Team Leader, this position is one of a team of Accounts Payable Specialists responsible for processing all supplier invoices, resolving queries and reconciling supplier accounts across the UK and Europe. The role also involves building and maintaining strong relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders.


Your duties will include

  • Process both PO and Non-PO supplier invoices accurately into SAP ByD
  • Follow up with the person responsible on any price or quantity variances, missing goods receipts and any other exceptions arising on purchase order invoices older than 7 days
  • Follow up with the approver on any non-purchase order invoices that are in approval status for more than 7 days
  • Work with the person responsible to ensure that purchase orders are finished once all goods and invoices have been received
  • Follow up with the person responsible/supplier as appropriate to obtain missing invoices where goods have been received
  • Process approximately 60-80 emails a day from suppliers and internal colleagues which will include invoices and queries
  • Ensure all exceptions and queries raised are dealt with promptly and professionally and that there are no aged exceptions or queries remaining
  • Produce monthly statement reconciliations for identified key suppliers
  • Clear open items and debit balances from your allocated ledgers
  • Ensure compliance to local statutory regulations across the globe
  • Ensure reporting is completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Prepare accounting related reports and analysis as required
  • Assist with new process and systems implementations
  • Work with the Payments and Cashiering Teams to ensure supplier accounts are accurately maintained
  • Ad hoc projects/duties as required


You will have:

  • Knowledge/experience of the accounts payable function (desirable)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft packages, in particular Excel
  • Knowledge/experience of computer-based accounting packages (SAP Business by Design experience is desirable)
  • Understanding of the purchase to pay process
  • Understanding of the 3-way match process and its importance to the business
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent teamworking skills
  • Fluency in written and oral English
  • Experience of multi-currency invoice processing is desirable
  • Ability to work and deliver collaboratively across a global matrix
  • Ability to work and train independently and remotely
  • Access to a strong WIFI connection
  • Suitable for persons who have the desire and logic to develop in a finance setting or for graduates looking for their first finance role


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