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Finance Associate - Payments - Up to £24,000 - Manchester City Centre

Working in partnership with Search, this innovative, ambitious and hugely diverse national organisation is seeking a number of Finance Associate's to join their P2P, payments team. The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in a Accounts Payable/P2P/Payments, gained from working in a busy shared service centre or large organisation.

Based in the Manchester Shared Service Centre, the role profile:

  • To manage a number of accounts to ensure suppliers are paid according to agreed payment terms.
  • To ensure payments made to the supplier are accurate.
  • To resolve all supplier queries with accurate information and within SLA.
  • To liaise with other areas of the business to investigate and resolve issues for suppliers.
  • To investigate areas for improvement or simplification of all work practices.
  • To ensure goods are receipted accurately into stores and depots.

Core Accountabilities:

  • To investigate and resolve matched/unmatched invoices ensuring they are cleared to payment terms whilst delivering a great service to all of our suppliers.
  • To complete a thorough investigation of all queries received from suppliers and resolve within the control framework.
  • To work as part of an un-supervised team.
  • To improve accounts such that GRNI and outstanding invoices are current. Work pro-actively to keep accounts up to date.
  • Investigate recurring problems with the relevant department and establish the root cause to eradicate the problem.
  • To represent GFR at meetings with retail, supply chain and trading where necessary.
  • To provide input into new systems and perform user acceptance testing.
  • To be able to cover team member's work, understanding unique roles they might perform and be able to carry them out effectively.
  • To be able to answer any phone query timely and in an efficient manner.
  • To question current processes and produce potential improvements within the team

1st round interviews will be taking place in November and December 2021 so if you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please contact Vicky Howard on or email