Finance Officer Accounts Payable


Job summary

Circa £28,000 depending on experience
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Are you an experienced Accounts Payable Administrator or an aspiring future Accountant, looking for a role where you can be part of a great team and with great potential for future career prospects?  If you enjoy a busy, varied workload and a fun team-spirited working environment, supported through established training and development, then this is the role for you. 

Job Title: Finance Officer Accounts Payable - 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Circa £28,000 depending on experience 

Location: Stevenage

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 2 -3 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

A vacancy has opened up in our busy and growing Accounting Transactions team for an experienced Accounts Payable Administrator or an exciting entry level opportunity for an accounting career within the wider Finance Directorate.

The opportunity:

The opportunity is to join a busy team and be actively involved with communicating with different areas of the business to ensure the Accounts Payable process is both understood and followed. The team process approximately 5,000 invoices each month, using both a purchase order and non-purchase order process.

Your daily responsibilities would include:

  • Verify, process and post supplier invoices.
  • Liaising with suppliers to resolve queries in a timely manner.
  • Resolve and chase up any problems internally, to ensure invoices can be paid or disputed with supplier in a timely manner.
  • Understand fully the Accounts Payable process, and be able to assist and train any employees in the wider business.
  • Reconcile supplier statements to the Accounts Payable ledger.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders.

What we're looking for from you: 

  • Previous Accounts Payable experience, preferable but not essential.
  • The ability to work on own initiative as well as being a team player.
  • Excellent communication skills for internal and external communications.
  • A keen analytical eye and attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective planning, time management and organisational skills.
  • The ability to manage critical issues and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Able to use Microsoft Word /Excel to a basic standard.
  • Able to use Microsoft Outlook.
  • Knowledge of SAP is an advantage or have used another similar ERP system.

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Our company:

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime
  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days
  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more…
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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