Accounts Payable & Receivable Manager

Posted 3 weeks ago

A leading Fresh Produce company in Kent are looking for a Accounts Payable & Receivable Manager to join their Finance team! 

Competitive Salary + benefits


  • Responsible for managing the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable teams, reporting directly to the Head of Finance.
  • Liaising with your teams, internal departments and external stakeholders to ensure proactive debtor cash collection and supplier payment management thereby optimising the cash flow for the business.


  • Day to day supervision and line management responsibilities of the Sales Ledger Team (3 employees) and Purchase Ledger Team (3 employees) to ensure the teams run efficiently. 
  • Develop AR and AP dashboard of KPIs.
  • Working closely with the Financial Controller to ensure transactions are performed in line with company policies.
  • Establish review processes within the teams and implement changes where appropriate to ensure efficiency.
  • Develop long term relationships by seeking opportunities to work with other departments.
  • Keep Head of Finance and Financial Controller up-to-date with team achievements, strengths and issues.
  • Dealing with ad-hoc duties as required.
  • Overseeing testing of system upgrades to the Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger.
  • Supporting the Accountants with reconciliation queries on the ledgers.
    Accounts Receivable
  • Ensure collection of cash in a timely manner, management of aged debt and limit the company’s exposure to bad debt.
  • Liaising with the credit insurance company.
  • Building customer relationships including site visits to customers where necessary.
  • Assisting the team during busy periods.
  • Ensure all accounts operate within their credit limits as prescribed by our credit insurance company.
  • Regular debt reporting to Head of Finance.
    Accounts Payable
  • Ensure all tasks are carried out correctly and on time including the processing of invoices and payment runs. 
  • Oversee processing of weekly wages payroll information
  • Assisting the PL team during busy periods.
  • Ensuring new supplier accounts are set up correctly ensuring compliance to internal procedures.
  • Regular review of the Creditors reporting to Head of Finance.


  • Evidence of extensive experience working in a comparable role, preferably within the Fresh Produce , Food or FMCG Industry
  • Ability to relate to key stakeholder personnel in a professional and credible fashion
  • At least 2 years + (current) in a similar role
  • Accounts payable / receivable experience
  • Previous people management experience is essential
  • Well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
  • Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership and management skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
  • Proactive approach and prompt responses to all stakeholder requests
  •  Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions, adopting a risk aware approach
  •  Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required
  • Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel


Reports to:         Head of Finance


This could be your incredible chance to start a long career within the Industry… Send over a CV to / or call Frank or Georgina on 07734 861 080 / 01273 720 599 to discuss this opportunity.


Job Features

Job CategoryAccountant, Accounts Payable & Receivable Manager, Accounts Payable Manager, Finance, Finance Manager
TypeFinance, Accounts Payable
SalaryCompetitive with benefits
Job NumberF16

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