Accounts Payable / Payments Lead

  • Location
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Start Date
  • Industry
    Commerce and Industry
  • Salary
    GBP65000 - GBP70000 per annum + + bonus
  • Expiry Date

Location: London
Salary: £65,000 – £70,000 base (+ bonus)
Job type: Permanent
Start Date: As soon as possible

I’m looking for an Accounts Payable Manager / Payments Lead to be responsible for managing a centralised AP function and improving existing processes. Reporting into the Head of Treasury and managing two direct reports, the successful candidate will play a key role in transforming current systems and processes to drive efficiency through automation. Their offices are based in London near Old Street Station and offer hybrid working (3 days in office).

Starting as soon as possible, this role is best suited to candidates with a notice period of 1-2 months or less.


  • Process transformation: Identify areas of improvement in current invoice approval and payment processes & implement changes through automation
  • Payment operations: Oversee the day-to-day operations, oversee payment runs, and manage e-banking platforms administration.
  • Team leadership: Lead and inspire a team of two Accounts Payable Assistants, developing a culture of excellence and accountability. Provide guidance, support and professional development.
  • Fraud assessment and risk management: Assess exposure to fraud and cyber risk, documenting key risk areas and implementing mitigating procedures.
  • Compliance: Develop and enforce strict invoice approval and payment procedures and ensure adherence to the delegation of authority matrices.
  • Performance analysis and reporting: Build and monitor team KPIs to assess performance and generate regular reporting.
  • OSP management: Daily liaison with various outsourced service providers to assist in month-end bookkeeping and reporting activities.

Candidate Profile:

  • Proven experience in leading a successful AP function
  • Proven success in transforming and improving AP procedures
  • Experience in fraud risk and monitoring
  • Team lead and effective management style
  • Ideal: Experience with implementing invoice approval software, and using Sage or FIS Integrity

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