Accounts Payable Manager

11 September 20232023-09-11
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Consumer Additions have partnered with a fast growing, multi-site hospitality business who are looking for an Accounts Payable Manager to join the team on a temp to perm basis.


We are looking for a focused and reliable person to join our UK team as an accounts payable manager who will be responsible for a team of 3 as well as


This is the perfect opportunity for someone Immediately Available looking for their next exciting opportunity that can offer some great perks and potential for long term progression.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance, support, and supervision to the AP and AR teams, ensuring clear priorities and efficient task distribution.
  • Manage team performance, encourage professional growth, and foster a collaborative work environment.
  • Oversee the execution of daily tasks to meet deadlines and comply with requirements.
  • Maintain accurate supplier ledgers across all entities, conducting regular reconciliations and issuing supplier statements.
  • Review and approve prepared documents in the accounting systems to ensure a high level of accuracy.
  • Develop and implement processes for timely payment of supplier invoices, including urgent payment requests when necessary.
  • Drive effective credit control and aging debt management through consistent reporting and collaboration with key internal stakeholders.
  • Supervise the reconciliation of cash received from various sources, such as AMEX, Elavon, and stripe, as well as deposits.
  • Address and resolve escalated queries and issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Develop and maintain best practice policies and procedures to streamline AP and AR operations.
  • Drive efficiencies, improve processes, and facilitate change management within the AP and AR functions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize financial processes and reporting.


Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in an FMCG, retail, or hospitality multi-company environment.
  • Strong understanding of basic accounting concepts, systems, and processes.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills for effective stakeholder interaction.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and advanced Excel skills; experience with Sage Line 200 is advantageous.
  • Approachable and co-operative attitude, with the ability to excel in a fast-paced, pressured environment.
  • 2 or more years of experience in a managerial role leading AR and AP teams.
  • Proven track record of achieving operational efficiencies, process improvements, and successful change management.



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Client Testimonials

“We have used Consumer Additions exclusively for 2 and ½ years to source new recruits to our Finance team. They work tirelessly to accommodate our requests for finding not only the right recruit on paper, but also the right ‘fit’ for our unique, fast growing team. Consumer Additions always rise to the challenge and work with us to find the right person.”

Finance Director
Deliciously Ella

"As the CFO for a number of high growth SME organisations Consumer Additions have been the perfect recruitment partner. They always quickly grasped the differing demands of each company to deliver both fantastic candidates and efficient recruitment processes".

Portfolio CFO
High Growth SME

"Consumer Additions are always switched on and responsive. They instantly understand what I am looking for and quickly found me a great Finance Director without wasting my time.”

Flat Iron Restaurant Group

"Consumer Additions have been brilliant in all my dealings with them as both a candidate and helping me to hire employees. They listen to what you say and genuinely care about the success of both the candidate and the hiring party. It's this level of attention that means it is no surprise to me that they always have interesting roles at great companies and excellent candidates on their books.”

Head of Finance
Mallow & Marsh/Phizz.

"I had the pleasure of working with Consumer Addition to fill an important finance role over Xmas and New Year. It was one of the most efficient and swift process in my 20 years of hiring. They are professional, efficient and more importantly understand the client's needs.”

Luxury Fashion Brand London

"Matthew and David have worked with me to source excellent talent, filling a number of Finance roles for me at all levels from Group FC to AP Assistant and both interim and permanent. They take the time to understand the business and role requirements and present a tailored short list quickly and efficiently. From a candidate perspective, they clearly have great expertise and a wide network in the consumer goods sector and have previously helped me secure roles at CFO and FD level providing challenge and career development.”

Private Equity backed retailer

“Consumer Additions have been a delight to work with. They seems consistently able to understand and interpret our needs and as a result we see only relevant and high quality candidates for the roles we have explored. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.”

Imbiba Private Equity

“Consumer Additions have been a great partner for our high-level recruits. They quickly understood briefs, expectations and culture fit. Resulting in excellent candidates.”

Diptyque & Byredo

“Feel Unique used Consumer Additions exclusively when we needed to move our whole finance team from Jersey to Northampton. Consumer Additions worked on and placed 5 roles from Junior Accountant up to Finance Director and ran a smooth and professional process. I would not hesitate to recommend Consumer Additions for any multi-role projects that a business would have requirements for.”

Feel Unique

“I had the pleasure of working with Consumer Additions on a retained search that was about as niche as they get and a key component in achieving our global strategy. CA ‘got it’ from the start of the process providing us with a great list of candidates for the role.”

Head of HR
Luxury fashion brand

“We have had a strong relationship with Wayne Jenkins and have appreciated his service. He is professional and conducts a wide range of recruitment. Those who he introduced to us became key personnel in our business. Thank you.”