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Accounts Payable Associate

Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Base location: Watford
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 09:30-17:30
Grade: E2


Accounts Payable Associate

The role involves using various system functionality such as SAP, General ledger, Epayables, Accounts Payable and Coupa P2P. You will be required to establish, maintain and influence contacts at all levels within the business as well as liaise with them over a wide range of issues, providing guidance and support to circa 16,000 Partners and staff as well as an independent offshore Accounts Payable processing team. The job holder is required to support the overall Finance team by conducting themselves in a professional manner, remaining highly proactive at all times with the ability to manage conflicting deadlines and priorities without a detrimental impact upon the team.
The role would ideally suit someone who has confidence in their own ability, has strong analytical skills and enjoys problem solving.

Over time the role will include a rotation across all areas of Finance Operations to ensure that there is sufficient cover across all departments at all times. Part of our DNA is to continually look for ways to improve on the expectations of our clients across the business with the service we deliver.

The OEH function:

OEH plays a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of the business strategy, and as the Finance representative within that function this role plays a key part in delivering that strategy.
At the heart of our people strategy lies a simple but powerful statement –
“our people are extraordinary”.

Role and responsibilities
- To support the capabilities across a range of areas, including:
- Provide a communication link between Finance and the business area, resolving any issues as they arise.
- Champion best practice and knowledge sharing across the Finance Operations team, working together to ensure policies and controls are operating effectively.
- Assist with the running of the section by contributing to the overall workload as directed and providing cover during periods of absence of any team member.
- Act as SME second level support for queries through Servicenow
- Ensure that all daily, weekly and other periodic deadlines are met.
- Deal with incoming telephone calls in a competent and courteous manner, ensuring that KPMG personnel are kept informed of developments at all stages of processing/investigation.
- Responsible for Coupa and ePayables worklists, ensure they are cleared within SLAs and all escalations are dealt with in a professional manner
- Oversea Coupa and ePayables document processing in line with the prompt payment code
- Gain an understanding of the PPC requirements for KPMG as firm to ensure we meet our obligations
- Take responsibility for Payment runs ensuring all processes are adhered to
- Reconcile and take remedial action on specific Accounts Payable accounts, for example, unclaimed VAT, personal spend and VAT control account.
- Support system updates through testing, participating in workshops and functionality build
- Other ad hoc administration duties.
Behavioural / team skills
- Pro-active attitude
- Well organized
- Able to prioritise and deal with a varied workload
- High attention to detail
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Resilient and able to work with multiple and demanding stakeholders
- Problem solving abilities
- Active and positive participant in finance
- Team player with ability to work independently


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