Mountain Warehouse

  • Accounts Payable Manager – Stock Team

    Job Locations UK-London
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Manager to join a busy team in a rapidly expanding retailer. Mountain Warehouse currently trades from over 370 stores including 75 stores across Europe & North America.  We also have a thriving e-commerce site and trade through a number of online marketplaces, such as Amazon & Ebay both in the UK and internationally.


    Reporting to the Head of Finance Operations you will manage a team of 5 AP Assistants and an AP Analyst in ensuring the accurate and timely capture & payment of invoices.

    What you'll be doing

    • Accountable for the day to day management of the team including prioritisation of tasks
    • Drive process improvements and efficiencies, liaising with internal stakeholders and third-party providers to deliver this
    • Responsible for the recruitment, development and performance management of the team
    • Hold regular Team Meetings and 1-2-1s with the team to discuss objectives, current workloads etc
    • Work with the AP Analyst and agree clear roles and responsibilities
    • Meet regularly with key contacts in the business to discuss workloads, priorities, opportunities to learn and engagement
    • Review existing processes and propose quick win solutions
    • Work with internal departments to review existing processes and formalize actions to improve
    • Provide weekly Cash flow information and USD requirements for the next 8 weeks
    • Ensure LCs are managed on time with any delays communicated to Buyers
    • With the AP Analyst document processes for all tasks undertaken by the team
    • Identify and report on Key Performance Indicators and agreed Service Levels including regular their communication
    • Produce a period report incorporating processing volumes, level of queries, payments to terms, potential backlogs, project updates etc
    • Assist the team with resolving escalated / urgent queries
    • Working with Finance colleagues to improve the management of aged creditors and how they can be reviewed / cleared pro-actively
    • Oversee payment runs ensuring they are in line with cash flows and meet required dead- lines for completion
    • Work with our third-party logistics providers ensuring that key tasks and communications are undertaken and how efficiencies can be improved
    • Supporting other areas of Finance and working together to achieve business targets
    • Other ad-hoc duties as required

    We would love to meet someone with

    • Relevant experience working in an accounts payable role
    • Experience in managing Stock processes and payments including Letter of Credits, deposits and pro-forma payments
    • High level of numeracy and strong IT skills (particularly Excel)
    • Previous management experience
    • Excellent attention to detail, performing all work with high levels of accuracy
    • Good spoken and written communication skills and initiative to problem solve
    • Flexible approach together with time management skills with ability to work to deadlines
    • Open, friendly person who is proactive, keen to develop and work as part of a growing team

    What's in it for you?

    • Competitive salary and benefits package
    • Holiday allowance
    • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
    • Pension scheme (eligible after a probationary period)


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