Accounts Payable Manager - Eastbourne

Accounts Payable Manager

While a startup company will usually get by with a single accountant dealing with all the incoming and outgoing payments, as it grows, this becomes more complex, especially when the business relies heavily on suppliers. Whether it’s vendors, freelancers or other services, they normally work on credit, so won’t expect immediate payment, but will expect regular, timely and predictable payments after invoicing if the relationships are to survive.

In supplier-heavy businesses, the accounts department will often be split into accounts payable and accounts receivable, and overseeing the payable team will be the accounts payable manager. It is the team’s responsibility to ensure all invoices coming in are correct, matching purchase orders and other forms of confirmation that products and services have been delivered. Then, they’ll ensure payments are made within the agreed timeframes. The Accounts payable manager will put procedures in place to ensure the department runs smoothly, and will troubleshoot and chase up queries when the staff are unable to.

The skills required for senior accounts payable jobs

Accounts payable manager jobs are best performed by those who have worked their way up the accountancy departments of businesses, whether that’s in general accounts or specifically in accounts payable. Since payable and receivable do have different goals and responsibilities, experience in the payable side is often preferred, but there’s enough crossover to make the skills quite interchangeable at the managerial level.

The accounts payable manager will be an excellent communicator, and should know their way around the various accounting software suites. They’ll also need to be able to investigate queries and chase up disputes, as the supplier is often right when there’s an invoice disagreement.

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Many of us will have preconceived ideas about the nature of the Eastbourne identity, and unusually, most of us will probably be about right! It’s a south coast seaside town geared up for tourism, and the demographic is tipped towards the upper end of the age range. We might be surprised by the size of it, however. Its population is around the 100,000 mark, making it a rather large town, and if the demographic spread remains the same, this figure will probably grow as we are now living longer.

As well as families, groups, couples and individuals taking a break in Eastbourne, its Victorian splendour is seen as a bracing backdrop for conferences and AGMs, and it’s a sector the town is pushing quite strongly.

From a logistics, procurement and supply chain point of view, these facts are quite interesting, as it’s not just industry that has a need for moving large amounts of things around. Tourism is a huge consumer of perishable and non-perishable goods, and it all needs storing and distributing with its specific requirements being observed. For this reason, Accounts Payable Manager vacancies crop up from time to time in Eastbourne, so it’s always worth getting in touch if you’re looking for this kind of work here.

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