Accounts Payable Manager

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Jul 2022

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Short summary

The position of Accounts Payable Manager is a key role in the Finance Operations and Control team, reporting to the Head of Finance Operations and Control and tasked with oversight and smooth running of the Accounts Payable (AP) function, including the team of Accounts Payable Assistants and the Accounts Payable Supervisor. The primary function of this team is to process and pay supplier invoices received by the Crick, ensuring that payments to suppliers are made promptly whilst also ensuring that all paid invoices meet the organisation’s governance requirements. The team also undertake other processing tasks including expense claims and supplier setup validations.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Overall responsibility for the AP team’s registering of high volumes of purchase invoices (c6000 per month), including matching to purchase orders and checking the accuracy of the invoice content and coding.
  • Management of the AP team’s workload, including sickness and annual leave ‘peaks and troughs’ to ensure that appropriate resource is available to maintain consistent performance.
  • Overall responsibility for the Accounts Payable team’s other functions, including but not limited to the reviewing and processing of staff expense claims in line with the Crick’s Travel & Expense Policy, the checking and registering of non-staff expenses claims, the setup and validation of new suppliers in Workday, and the preparation of weekly BACS payment runs.
  • Leadership and line management of the Accounts Payable Supervisor and the team of Accounts Payable Assistants, including regular team meetings, 1-2-1s and recruitment activity where required.
  • Production and development of regular stats and KPI reports, including but not limited to weekly stats for match-exceptions, total invoices processed, hours worked by the team etc, and also external payment practices reporting when required. 

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy. 

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 08.07.2022
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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