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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST

GKN

Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Accounts Receivable & Payables Manager, you will manage specific supplier accounts, including processing and reporting of payable transactions. Acting as a role model to your peer group and the remainder of the team you will deliver an excellent supplier experience. The ability to manage an assistant and work constructively with teams across the business is pivotal to the success of this role.

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities
Responsible for all assigned external supplier relationships ensuring that invoices are paid as due and supplier statement reconciliations performed at agreed frequencies
Performance of complex AP reconciliations as required
Delivery of metrics reporting and monitoring of the teams delivery against metrics
Responsible for day-to-day management of the assigned AP Assistant
Production of monthly information packs for accounts payable
Manage supplier correspondence in line with agreed turnaround time

Produce and reconcile monthly creditors reports and supplementary analysis

Production of the AP accruals and prepayments schedule

Produce the weekly payment run and prepare manual payment requests

Processing of overhead invoices and management of associated purchase order system

Liaise with operations team and suppliers to resolving invoice queries

Process employee expense claims in line with the company’s expense policy

Produce the weekly payment run and prepare manual payment request

Qualification and Skills
Formal Qualifications

Essential
• 3-5 years minimum of experience in an Accounts Payable line management role in a multi-currency business.

Specific Functional Competences, Knowledge and Skills Required

Essential
• Thorough knowledge of applicable accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and corporate procedures.
• Willingness to process invoices and operate at a detailed level on a daily basis.
• Ability to work independently, and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
• Ability to deliver excellent customer service and develop strong working relationships both with the team and internal and external contacts
• Ability to set the tone of the wider department.
• Strong Organisational and communication skills
• Analytical & computer literate (strong in MS Excel)
• Strong problem solving skills, basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
• Possess a superior attention to detail and accuracy.

Desirable
• Relevant qualifications are an advantage.

Quality
• Composure – to be able to work under pressure.
• Dealing with ambiguity. Problem solving and high bias for action
• Business awareness

Language Skills
• Relevant European language fluency an advantage (French; German; Spanish or Italian).

About Us
GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.


Diversity and Inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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