Date Posted
04 Jun 2019

Cobham Plc are recruiting for an experienced Accounts Payable Assistant to provide financial and clerical support by ensuring payments and expenses are completed and controlled by verifying and reconciling them in accordance with established policies and procedures in an efficient timely, and accurate manner.


The position will be based in Wimborne, Dorset however for the first few months the role will be based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. This is to support the broader transfer of the Marlow back-office finance function and transfer of the role on an ongoing basis to Cobham Plc in Wimborne. This will be an opportunity for an ambitious individual to be involved in a key change management project in Cobham and develop their skillset further.


Candidates must be flexible to commute and/or live away from home during this initial period and have access to their own vehicle. Cobham will cover travel and/or subsistence expenses during initial role location at Marlow, as required


As an Accounts Payable Assistant your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Accounts payable experience and use of an accounting ERP software system essential.

  • Experience working as part of a Finance team in a complex organisation is essential.

  • Experience of an expenses software system essential (Concur would be highly desirable)

  • Experience communicating and working with external suppliers to your business, to resolve accounts payable queries is essential.

  • Ability to prioritise and manage your own diary to achieve required goals/ deadlines.

  • Experience of working within a finance team and a deadline driven environment essential.

As an Accounts Payable Assistant your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Support a robust and effective control environment

  • Participate in knowledge transfer from current business finance team

  • Support the key performance indicators by effective delivery in the Procure-to-Pay area, (including travel & expense reimbursements)

  • Process all supplier invoices accurately and promptly to ensure all invoices are approved for payment in an accurate and timely manner

  • Assist in the prompt resolution of invoice discrepancies and supplier queries

  • Ensure any PO, Goods Receipting and invoice process management exceptions are promptly resolved

  • Review and clear the agreed GRNI as appropriate

  • Reconcile supplier statements, and ensure any discrepancies are promptly resolved

  • Review and process staff expense and corporate credit card claims

  • Assist with the internal audit and period-end compliance  

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Paul Marsden
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