Role Title: Transactional Finance Manager (Accounts Payable)  

Location: Hybrid/ Remote – 3 days working from Hammersmith office.  

Salary: £40,000 

Regions: All 

Reporting to: Head of Transactional Finance 

 

The Role 

A fantastic chance to join a strong Transactional Finance Team. The team runs the Accounts Payable and Credit control functions for Kaplan International Languages as well as a shared services AP function for other Kaplan Businesses. You will be one of three Transactional Finance managers with a primary focus on leading and developing the AP team and processes whilst also having the opportunity to be involved with other areas of the team. Reporting to the Head of Transactional Finance this will be a great opportunity to gain experience as a manager whilst learning from a wide variety of experienced staff. 

 

Role Purpose   

  • Dealing with Accounts Payable within a team of 3 Transactional Finance Managers. 
  • Managing 4 Accounts Assistants in our AP team. 
  • Leading on the development of our shared service AP function and streamlining AP processes across all entities. 
  • Covering management of AR team when needed. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • 4 Direct Reports, covering a minimum of 4 AP ledgers 
  • Approval and transfer of multiple multi-currency payment runs 
  • Conducting due diligence on New Suppliers and ensuring correct VAT treatment 
  • Regular review of Accounts Payable Ledgers 
  • Responsible for the training of new and existing staff 
  • Working alongside other Transactional Finance Managers in team KPI management 
  • Process improvement and alignment across Shared Service AP function 
  • Co-ordinating and resolving queries, issues and concerns within your area of responsibility, escalating queries that need management decisions or are outside your scope of responsibility. 

 

Knowledge and Skills 

  • Extensive experience in the AP function of a high-volume Accounts Payable Team 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role 
  • Good knowledge of and experience of working with accounting principles. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high volume, transaction orientated environment. 
  • Strong Leader 
  • Significant experience working under pressure meeting strict deadlines. 
  • Experience using multiple systems simultaneously. 
  • Intermediate Excel knowledge (V Lookups, pivot tables, formatting of data…) 
  • Team player with flexibility to support in urgent task completion where required 
  • Strong client focus and good communication skills (verbal and written) 
  • Accurate and attentive to detail 

 

Benefits  

Our wider benefits include;   

  • Pension plan  
  • Health & wellbeing scheme  
  • Discounted Kaplan training  
  • Cycle2Work  
  • Medical cashback plan  
  • Life assurance  
  • Group income protection  
  • Opportunity to progress career in a global business   


You'll also be spending 3 days per week in a fantastic workspace (check it out here) with free gym access, lots of areas for socialising with colleagues and an unlimited supply of high-quality coffee and tea! 

 

How to apply 

Please apply with a CV and covering letter. 

Please note, the vacancy will be closed when we have received a suitable volume of applications. We would encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity. 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview. There will also be a second face-to-face interview which will also give applicants the opportunity to informally meet members of the Transactional Finance Team. 

 

 

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If as a disabled applicant (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) you would like to request that your application is considered under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) please let us know using this form


As part of our commitment to safeguarding, depending on the nature of the role, successful candidates may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 


Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 


About Kaplan International Languages 

Every year, Kaplan International Languages (KIL) helps over 50,000 students from more than 150 countries to develop and improve their English language skills. With a network of schools spanning 6 countries, KIL has the largest presence of any international language school in the English-speaking world. Our schools are in vibrant, sought-after and convenient locations, providing our students with the right environment to achieve their goals. We offer a wide selection of courses from General English and exam courses through to 8-month intensive programs. Our recommendation rate currently stands at 96%. 


As part of Kaplan Inc., KIL is proud to share in the Kaplan tradition of academic excellence, standing alongside other established education institutions like Kaplan Financial, Kaplan International Pathways, Kaplan Test Prep and Kaplan Professional. Kaplan Inc., which is owned by Graham Holdings, is one of the world’s largest providers of education and training. It has an 80-year history of expanding access to academic opportunity and global revenues of more than US$2 billion. 

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