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Accounts Payable Assistant (6 months FTC)

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Job Title: Accounts Payable Assistant (6 months FTC) Location: Soho, London (Office-based with hybrid working - 3 days on site, 2 days work from home) Our client is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation in the hospitality industry, committed to innovation and delivering exceptional service and experiences to customers. This is a 6 months fixed-term contract role with a possibility of extension.

Our client is currently seeking an Accounts Payable Assistant to join their finance team and contribute to the financial operations of the company. As an Accounts Payable Assistant, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the financial health and integrity of our organisation. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Invoice Processing: Receive, review, and accurately process vendor invoices, ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Payment Processing: Prepare and process payments to vendors, including checks, electronic transfers, and credit card payments, within agreed-upon payment terms.
  • Vendor Management: Maintain positive relationships with vendors, resolve payment discrepancies or issues, and address inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Reconciliation: Regularly reconcile vendor statements and resolve any discrepancies or outstanding balances.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate and organised records of all vendor invoices, payments, and related transactions.
  • Expense Reporting: Assist with expense reporting by reviewing employee expense claims, ensuring adherence to company policies and proper documentation.
  • Financial Reporting: Support month-end and year-end closing processes by providing accurate and timely financial reports as required.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and internal controls pertaining to accounts payable processes.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and recommend solutions to enhance efficiency and accuracy within the accounts payable function.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement and finance, to ensure smooth operations and effective communication.


  • Associate's degree or bachelor's degree in accounting or related field is preferred.
  • Previous experience in accounts payable or related financial roles within the hospitality industry is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in using accounting software and Microsoft Office suite (Strong Excel is essential).
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record-keeping.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with vendors and internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and accounting regulations.

    Our client offers a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a supportive and collaborative work environment. If you are a detail-oriented individual with a passion for finance and hospitality, we would love to hear from you.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: CONTRACTOR

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Accountant

Industry: Hospitality and Catering

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Associate

Location: London

Job Reference: C4OJ6I-76A8F953

Date posted: 11 June 2024

Consultant: Gigi Chiu

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