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Accounts Payable Manager

Location: Buntingford, Hertfordshire

We have an opportunity for an ambitious, highly motivated Accounts Payable Manager to join our progressive and growing company.  This is a key vacancy within the finance team; the role will manage a team of 5 and will be required to implement system changes and help with end closures required for the preparation of monthly reports.  This is a diverse and challenging role for the right candidate with a real opportunity for them to put their own mark on the role and drive financial discipline within the operational business entities aligning to the Group’s financial vision.

Job Purpose

The post holder will play a key role supporting the production of monthly revenue & cost reporting and other financial information for the company by managing the transactional activities required for effective financial performance reporting.

The role will report to the Head of Finance and will support the wider finance, commercial, and operational teams.

DPI has recently undertaken a transition to a new ERP system, Microsoft Business Central.  The role will be working to align the new system to the Group’s financial needs.

DPI has several entities operating in the UK and across EMEA & the UAE.  The successful candidate will need to have extensive experience dealing with varying VAT rates, customs invoices, and compliance across countries.

Duties & Responsibilities

Management and supervision of the AP function

  • Direct Line Management of 5 staff
  • Provide technical accounting advice and guidance on financial transactions not only to direct reports but to the operational team
  • Develop and monitor performance metrics for the AP team
  • Ensure that compliance is being met when posting and transacting foreign invoices including customs invoices, pro forma, and deposits for our domestic and foreign entities
  • Coordinate timely payment runs within the team to make sure all group entities don’t miss due dates.
  • Enforce AP policies, procedures and controls
  • Handle complex reconciliations of payable accounts
  • Raise and book all Intercompany (ICO) transactions, ensuring all deadlines and compliance is adhered to.
  • The processing of personal expenses and credit cards.

Supporting the Finance Team

  • Assist with audits, providing relevant documentation.
  • Support EOM procedures to ensure postings are up to date so accurate accruals can be made.
  • Provide relevant AP analysis as required.

Process improvement and change

  • Leveraging and supporting the recently implemented ERP system to realise financial benefits for the business which will include process improvements to resolve various transactional issues.
  • Implement BACS payments across the group and across all entities.
  • Implement document capture software to improve the AP function.
  • Look to implement continuous improvements.

Skills and Behaviours

You will have AAT Technician Level as a minimum with proven experience in the finance function. Most importantly, you will have developed a career background in financial transactions, and have valuable experience with at least 5-10 years’ of experience.  You will also possess the key skills below.

  • Minimum 5 years of transactional finance experience in medium to large organisations.
  • Advanced understanding of the AP functions within a well-known ERP system.
  • History of implementing change within a function you have managed.
  • Experience working across entities including foreign-based ones.
  • Track record of working successfully in providing financial support to both financial non financial functions.
  • Excellent at data manipulation and Excel skills.
  • Attention to detail, take pride in the quality and accuracy of their work.
  • Diligent and hard-working.
  • Confident working under pressure.
  • Positive, can-do, no blame attitude

Additional Skills/Experience that would be highly regarded

  • Experience in Microsoft Business Central(Microsoft Dynamics), or Navision.
  • Jet2 Reporting
  • Experience of designing and implementing new reporting / management information in an efficient manner
  • Dealing with German transactions
  • A second language

Hours of work

40 hours per week

Core working hours 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Office-based 5 days a week


£45,000 – £50,000 depending on experience.

To Apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to For further information please contact HR on 0793 1250 011.

Additional Information

  • Pension

About Datalec Precision Installations (DPI)

Data Precision Installations (DPI) is a growing dynamic Data Centre Installation Company that delivers high-quality and cost-effective design, supply, and installation.  We are renowned throughout the industry for the ‘Can do, above and beyond’ approach, with attention to detail that makes us successful in implementing the biggest data suite installations across UK, EMEA and UAE. The business approach is project delivery that scopes for complex installations.  We as a Company pride ourselves on providing high-quality, and consistent standards of workmanship in everything we do.

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