Lloyd Barnes

Accounts Payable Manager

We are delighted to be working with a leading Exeter based organisation who are looking to recruit an experienced Accounts Payable Manager.

This role will report to the Head of Financial Operations and interfaces with a range of external stakeholders, including customers, sponsors, suppliers, regulatory bodies, banks and other solution providers.

The main responsibility will be to manage the Financial Operations team in the delivery of efficient and effective financial processing and risk management to ensure service levels are achieved and strong financial controls are in place.


  • Processing of all supplier invoices and credit notes

  • Processing of all payment runs (BACS, CHAPS, cheques and foreign payments) and issue of remittance advices

  • Management of external supplier accounts to minimise financial risk, including recovery of balances

  • Reconciliation of supplier statements and resolution of related issues

  • Monitoring and exception reporting for staff expenses and purchasing card claims

  • Management of external customer accounts to minimise financial risk, including processing of refunds

  • Monitoring, reporting and reconciling of bad debt write-offs and provisions, including notification and escalation to relevant stakeholders

  • Transmission and control of all outgoing payments

  • Processing and allocation of all incoming receipts

  • Counting, reconciliation and banking of all physical cash received by the organisation, including review of exception reports from related systems, plus investigation and escalation of discrepancies / shortages

  • Management of cash handling risk assessments and audit spot checks in accordance with policy

  • Provision of daily cash balances and cash flow forecasting and reporting

  • Co-ordination of Financial Operations support for events and customer support quality control monitoring


  • Experience working within a financial operations environment

  • Evidence of managing and motivating a team

  • Experience dealing with external agencies and legal representatives

  • Excellent written and oral communication, with ability to explain financial information to non-financial stakeholders

  • High level of current IT skills, particularly strong on MS Office, databases and finance systems

  • Strong relationship-building and networking skills

  • Effective at planning, organising and prioritising own and other's time and workload to meet deadlines

This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes 41 days annual leave, flexible working and an onsite gym.

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