Accounts Payable Manager

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Jan 18, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Accounts Payable Manager

Based: High Wycombe
Term: Full time
Salary: £32000 - £35000 pa + excellent benefits

About the role:

The Accounts Payable Manager role is responsible for managing and supervising the purchase ledger department. This permanent role will report directly to the UK Financial Controller.

Essential functions and major responsibilities:

Purchase Ledger

  • Manage and supervise the accounts payable department and staff in the UK Finance team
  • Hands-on full purchase ledger maintenance; raising PO’s, chasing approvals, posting invoices in various currencies of various types of invoices such as vendor invoices, general overhead, subcontractor, employee travel reimbursements in a timely manner
  • Oversee all payment transactions such as ACH, priority payments, prepare and process weekly BACS and bank payments.
  • Ensure that the accounts payable and the company’s financial obligations are met efficiently.
  • Standardise procedures to generate efficiency in-house and create internal templates to be used by the company.
  • Ensure that systems, policies, and procedures adhere to the Group policies while functioning with accuracy and timeliness.
  • Keep track of the company’s financial expenditures, maintain a database and provide reports as and when requested.
  • Be active on the customer service front and be quick and accurate with communication.
  • Continuous improvement to the AP function


  • Bank and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assisting with interim review and year-end audit
  • Participate in ad hoc tasks and projects where required
  • ONS submissions

Skills and experience required:

  • Previous experience in managing an Account Payable function
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Efficient and methodical approach with good attention to detail
  • Ability/desire to use own initiative but also know when to seek advice
  • The ability to work to monthly deadlines
  • IT literate in MS Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Oracle NetSuite would be beneficial

About Us

Focusrite plc is a global music and audio group that develops and markets music technology products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, its solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity – ‘we make music easy to make’.

The Focusrite Group trades under eleven established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Oberheim, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Ampify Music, Linea Research and Sonnox. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making industry.

Music technology is an enriching space to work in and we enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture which encourages innovation. This culture, combined with a passion for the inspirational solutions we create, has led to the group winning numerous accolades, including four Queen's Awards for Enterprise and the AIM Company of the Year Award 2021.

The Focusrite Group is dedicated to building a great place to work and as an equal opportunity employer we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion. The group mission is to cultivate an equitable culture, internally and externally, where all people feel they are welcome and positively represented, whether office-based or working remotely. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.

Benefits include flexible/hybrid working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, company music events, free breakfast/lunch in the canteen at Focusrite HQ. We arrange company training sessions and encourage personal development.