Accounts Payable Manager EMEA

  • Location: UK - Maidstone
  • Job Family: Finance
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0006680
  • Experience Years: 3-5 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

The goal of the EMEA Accounts Payable department is ensure our suppliers are paid accurately in line with authorisations and in a timely manner conforming with payment terms agreed. Within this role, which can be filled from our offices in the UK, Netherlands, Portugal, or Spain, you are, together with your team of accounts payable professionals, responsible for building and maintaining a good relationship with our suppliers, growers and nurseries within Europe, Africa and the Middle East. You will be in daily contact with suppliers and internal stakeholders to solve the potential issues, enhance processes related to disbursements and liaising with the treasury and management accounts team.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the entire accounts payable process, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and adherence to internal controls and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage a team of 5 accounts payable clerks, providing coaching, development, and performance management.
  • Review and approve invoices for payment, ensuring accuracy and proper coding.
  • Maintain strong relationships with vendors, resolving discrepancies and ensuring timely communication.
  • Reconcile accounts payable on a regular basis and investigate any discrepancies.
  • Manage the month-end closing process for accounts payable.
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant accounting standards and regulations.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the accounts payable function through process automation and optimization.

Candidate Profile

  • 5 years of experience in a financial position in a commercial company
  • Excellent communication and networking skills and responsive to others
  • Strong interest in providing guidance to teams and fostering talent development.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word) and accounts payable software.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience working in an international environment (preferred).

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.


Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.