Accounts Payable Assistant

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Permanent Full Time
Plumbase Finance
Closing Date

We're looking for an Accounts Payable Assistant to join our Finance team based in Oxford!

An Accounts Payable Assistant at  Plumbase  works at pace, has amazing excel skills and is always happy to help in order to get our invoices paid quickly; ensuring our suppliers and branches are impressed with our service. 

When you join us you become part of Grafton Group PLC, a FTSE 250 Company. Grafton is a highly successful organisation within the building and plumbing merchants industry.  We trade from over 400 locations nationwide, employ approximately 5,000 staff and have a turnover in excess of £1bn; not to mention our locations in ROI and Europe. Our businesses or ‘brands’ are leading merchants and specialists in their own fields.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring invoices/credits are accurately inputted, appropriately authorised and coded using correct cost centres and expense codes and matched in a timely and efficient manner, working within strict deadlines as outlined in specific KPI’s and objectives.
  • Ensuring Manual Matching of Stock Invoices/Credits are processed in compliance with deadlines.
  • Obtaining and reconciling supplier statements, investigating and resolving queries.
  • Communicating and resolving supplier and branch queries or disputes efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensuring any supplier accounts placed on STOP that are assigned, are cleared within 24 hours.
  • Providing excellent customer service and support to branches and suppliers.
  • Arranging regular supplier meetings.

The ideal candidate should:

  • have the abiility to self-organise and prioritise workload
  • a structured nature
  • be a team player

In return, we can offer:

  • A competitive basic salary;
  • A discretionary company bonus scheme;
  • A contributory pension scheme;
  • Free parking at the office;
  • 23 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays), with the opportunity to purchase extra days;
  • A generous colleague discount for use across all the Grafton brands (including our showrooms);
  • Access to huge range of fantastic retail discounts and cashback offers via our employee benefits site;
  • An array of training and development programmes to help you progress your career.

Please see the job description for further details.



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