Accounts Payable Manager

  • Job Reference: 10273
  • Date Posted: 18 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Historic England
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  • Location: Swindon
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £30,376 - £34,311 pro-rata plus generous benefits
  • Sector: Accounting, Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Accounts Payable Manager with solid experience in leading and supervising a team to join us here at Historic England. The role will be responsible for managing the operation of Historic England`s accounts payable functions, ensuring approved payments are made to suppliers, grant recipients and staff, supporting the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Senior Manager in the operation of all associated processes and managing team members.

What you will be doing

As Accounts Payable Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the purchase ledger system, including managing control account reconciliations, control checks for interface failures and processes for all clients, providing advice as a subject matter expert. You will ensure all invoices and payments are processed in line with service level agreement Key Performance Indicators, manage monthly and year end processes and review VAT treatment in more complex areas.

You will be a real advocate for Customer Service, proactively resolving escalated queries in a prompt and professional manner. These strong interpersonal skills will continue into managing the Accounts Payable Supervisor and Assistants, training and developing your colleagues and work closely with HR on all people matters. You will ensure organisational behaviours and values are upheld and promoted and ensure our legal obligations and the expectations set out in our policies are met.

What we are looking for

  • General finance knowledge - with specific Accounts Payable knowledge.
  • Part qualified CCAB accountant (or equivalent experience) with Accounts Payable experience
  • Team management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Relationship management & customer facing experience
  • Problem solver

Please note to reference to the key essential skills in the advert when you are completing your application and highlight examples of any related knowledge, skills and experienced based on these.

Why work for Historic England

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 21% contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at or telephone 07763387811 if you have any recruitment queries.

Provisional virtual interview date: WC 30th June 2022 either via teams or at our offices in Swindon