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8 months ago
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business and Administration
Category: Accounts and Administration Jobs
Job Title: Accounts Payable Assistant

Reporting to: Accounts Payable Team Leader

Department: Finance

Level: 5

The job in a nutshell

Being part of our Finance team means you’ll be responsible for providing an Overhead & Expense payment service to the business. Processing and raising cheques, ensuring any requests submitted are authorised in line with policy.

What you’ll be doing

* Answer queries from Hotel Managers, Operations Managers, other employees of the company and vendors by phone or email

* Filing and general administration duties which includes opening of post, logging of expense claims received and administration of any email accounts associated with Accounts Payable

* Processing of overhead vendor invoices and expense claims in accordance with the Company expense policy and authorisation schedule

* Returning any claims/invoices which do not meet this standard to an agreed SLA

* Completing monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations for accounts which are associated to Accounts Payable

* Ensuring invoices/expenses are processed in an efficient manner, thus reducing queries from the operational customers

* Scanning, capturing and matching purchase order invoices through our purchase order system

* Processing non purchase order invoices accurately with a high success result, reducing the requirement to duplicate work and as a result be able to focus on delivering process improvements and efficiencies

What we’ll expect from you

To succeed in the role, you’ll be organised with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You’ll also be confident working with external customers and colleagues.

In addition you’ll need to demonstrate:

* Driven self-starter who has the ability to work across all levels of the business effectively

* Ability to challenge and report on processes which do not meet or follow Company policy, with excellent attention to detail

* Ability to use your own initiative and be proactive

* Good systems knowledge, in particular accounts payable system packages, SAP knowledge and good Excel skills an advantage

At Travelodge, we believe that behaviours are just as important as the activities you carry out. The ones we look for in every colleague are:

I care about people

* I treat everyone in a way I would like to be treated

* I am easy to work with

* I have a can do attitude

* I care about the impact my work has on others

I pay attention to detail

* I do the little things that make a difference to our customers

* I work to brand standards

* I treat Travelodge time, equipment and stock as if it were my own

I drive for results

* I hit targets in my role and work at the right pace

* I take ownership of problems and try to fix them fast

* I look for ways to avoid future problems

* I look for ways to promote Travelodge

What you can expect from us


At Travelodge, we are warm, straightforward and optimistic. We have a big footprint in the UK, but still a small company feel and you can expect quality and value to be built in to everything we do. You’ll have the support of a close network of colleagues and managers, and every day is different here! We want you to bring your personality to work and we love our diversity.

Reward and recognition

It’s not just our customers we want to wake up with a smile on their face. As well as a competitive salary, being part of our hotel support centre means great holiday entitlements, pension contribution deals, being part of our bonus scheme, and a Thanks Card giving generous room and food discounts as well as friends and family rates.

Career and development

We want you to develop further with us at Travelodge and we’ll provide you a development plan to help you reach your goals. You can expect to have a full induction and training relevant to your role. We advertise all our vacancies internally, so you’ll have the opportunity to really develop your career with Travelodge.


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