ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.
Finance Team - Accounts Payable Team
The finance team consists of approximately 18 people covering management and financial accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable. The Finance Department looks after 5 companies within the Group – Evening Standard Ltd, (ESL) Independent Print Ltd (IPL), Independent Digital News and Media Ltd (DIG), Independent News and Media Inc. (US) London Live (ETV).
You will join the accounts payable team (of three people in total) to process all invoices, expenses and payments for ESI Media
The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, a logical approach to managing their day and workload and ideally have experience using SUN Systems and invoice authorisation workflows.
Have the ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbal.
Be able to demonstrate prioritising your workload.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities
Check and process purchase invoices within agreed deadlines
Manage direct debit payments
Check and process staff expenses claims within agreed deadlines
Efficiently deal with supplier and contributor queries
Reconcile supplier statements
Process bulk payment runs via online Lloyds banking system and B4B
Process ad-hoc payments on the online payments system
Process foreign payments on the online payments system
Undertake adhoc duties as required
Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Experience of SUN V6 Accounts and V1 Document Authorisation System
Previous Accounts Payable experience
Ability to work to deadlines
Strong organisational skills with attention to detail
Planning and organisations skills are essential, prioritisating needs as required when working to strict deadlines
Strong attention to detail with the ability to easily identify data anomolies.
Ability to use initiative, anticipate issues and develop common sense, practical solutions to deliver high quality output to tight deadlines;
Ability to work with many stakeholders and prioritise workload appropriately;
Influencing, facilitation and communication skills at all levels characterised by a diplomatic and consultative approach;
A team player with the confidence to develop good relationships with senior management teams and across the company;
Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.
Location: You will be based at our Head office in Kensington, London, W8.
ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.
All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.