Accounts Payable Team Leader - Fashion

London  |  Head Office

Role Type
Salary Overview
Competitive Basic Salary & Excellent Benefits
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date



What you will be doing:

  • To deal with the Luxury Fashion Brand suppliers
  • To match supplier invoices against the GRN’s on the “Merret Stock Management System” and supplier packing notes
  • To batch, code and input invoices onto the system and scan all posted documents
  • To liaise with suppliers, warehouse and other members of staff to resolve queries and raise debit notes as appropriate
  • To deal with stock discrepancies by liaising with the warehouse staff and the merchandising department in order to trace stock
  • To reconcile supplier statements daily
  • Clear Prepayments
  • To correspond with Italian speaking suppliers to clear debt or balances for monies owed
  • To arrange weekly payment by Telegraphic Transfer and BACS
  • Responsible for the archiving of documentation at the end of the financial year
  • Ensuring all month end and year end processes are completed
  • To perform any relevant other duties as requested by management.
  • Cross Functional in AP to bridge the gap between Ledgers (Will be trained across all ledgers)
  • Ensure that the team adheres to process and controls regarding Payment Processing.
  • Ensure that scheduled payment runs are executed timely.
  • Ensure that the team provides timely reconciliation of any accounts with urgent queries and on hold.
  • Responsible for reviewing the unapproved invoice report monthly and reporting to Manager
  • Take ownership of dated prepayment queries
  • Providing all documentation required by auditors to managers where necessary
  • Ensure that the team provides prompt response AP enquiries.
  • Primary point of contact for the ledger and drive new processes within the department
  • Investigate incorrect account entries, anomalies and make corrections, as necessary.
  • Provides consistent high-quality service, complying with Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and escalating to Managers as appropriate.
  • Train and develop the team through support and own experience.
  • Cultivating and maintaining good internal business relationships
  • Keeping the morale of the team high and have a good efficient functioning team.


A about your experience:

  • Strong management and supervisory skills
  • Proficient level of Maths and English
  • Experience in accounts payable and knowledge of key accounting procedures
  • PC literate with experience of Word and Excel


A bit about you:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to use own initiative and progress issues
  • Able to develop and maintain working relationships throughout the business
  • Excellent prioritisation skills with the ability to adapt to ad hoc demands and produce quality work within established time frames
  • Remains calm and methodical at all times
  • Inspires trust and confidence through their actions
  • Personable and approachable


All your hard work, rewarded:

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

  • Flexible working
  • Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance


About us

Since Harvey Nichols first opened in Knightsbridge in 1831, it has led the way in sourcing the most desirable and cutting-edge designer brands. The ultimate fashion experience, exclusive, niche and established labels sit alongside accessible everyday collections, offering customers the must-have edit for all their wardrobe needs – from every day to extraordinary. We are fearlessly stylish and encourage our customers and team members to be the same.


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