Accounts Payable Assistant

View Job
  • Permanent
  • Melksham
  • Salary: £25,000

Website Response_direct Direct Response Employment Services

Direct Response Employment Services is your local employment agency set in the centre of Trowbridge, Wiltshire

We are currently seeking an Accounts payable assistant for our client based in Melksham.


Reporting to the Accounts Payable  Manager, you will be instrumental in the end-to-end AP process.

As an accounts payable assistant, the role would involve invoice processing, internal and external query resolution, statement reconciliations, new supplier creation and more.

The Accounts Payable Assistant will have a wide range of duties and responsibilities.

These will include: • Daily invoice processing of both raw material purchases and general business expenses (both directly through ERP system and in future through OCR automation).

  • Processing of Direct Debit invoices to cleardown with Direct Debit payments.
  • Assist in the creation of regular supplier payment runs – ensuring accuracy of payment methods and supplier data.
  • Resolution of internal purchasing and external supplier queries.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with colleagues across all departments within the organisation and suppliers
  • Regular statement reconciliations.
  • Submitting supplier change requests to the AP Manager.
  • Managing the completion of new supplier forms in accordance with the group process for submission and approval by the AP manager
  • Ensuring supplier invoices are processed efficiently with accuracy to adhere to payment terms. • Appropriate escalation of issues to the relevant internal stakeholders.

​ Skills

  • ​Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Tenacity and confidence.
  • Act with integrity.
  • A team player who leads by example.
  • Calm and professional under pressure.
  • Excellent organisational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic and willing to go the extra mile in time and effort.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels. ​


  • ​Previous experience using OCR Automation software is preferable.
  • Delivery of a high-quality customer service to both internal and external stakeholders

. • Ability to actively work on high volume transactional tasks.

  • Uses initiative to identify, investigate and solve problems.
  • Able to efficiently manage and escalate queries.
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of Excel.


Company events

Company pension

Cycle to work scheme

Employee discount

Free parking

Life insurance

On-site parking

Referral programme

Sick pay Schedule:

Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

You must sign in to apply for this position.

You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.