Accounts Payable Assistant

Job description

About the Company

Brompton is a highly respected British manufacturer of bespoke folding bikes, each bike being hand made in the London factory. For many owners of our bikes, Brompton is part of their lifestyle and an expression of who they are. We enjoy riding our bikes too and we’re proud of their success around the world. Brompton wants to transform cities. By providing the means to commute or explore, with a bike that you can take anywhere, we can change the way people live in cities creating happier and healthier lives for our customers. 


Our sustained compound growth has put is in a position to offer a number of new and exciting opportunities to join us. There are currently over 700 employees across the world, with this set to top 800 in the next year. The culture at Brompton is vibrant and diverse. We recognise the different skills and contributions that varied backgrounds and perspectives bring to a company, developing communities to promote awareness and celebrate our differences.


If you are excited by the opportunity to help create products that make a difference to people’s lives across the world, and thrive on responsibility, we can offer you a job you will not find anywhere else.


The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled A/P Accounts Assistant to join an organisation that believes in investing in its employees, an ethos that has led to massive growth. This is a fantastic opening for an enthusiastic candidate with a genuine desire to work in a supportive team. The role will be centred around supporting the accounts payable function of the business, directly reporting to the Accounts Payable Manager.

The person

You’ll possess an excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and see jobs through to completion. You need knowledge of accounts payable principles.

Job requirements

Main duties

Your main duties will include:

  • Identifying and dealing with invoices as well as update internal system re supplier invoices and apportion costs accordingly.
  • Matching purchase orders to supplier invoices.
  • Reconciling supplier statements to the Accounts Payable ledger.
  • Processing expenses and any related queries.
  • Preparing payments to suppliers, including payment runs and ensuring suppliers are paid within agreed payment terms.
  • Liaising with various departments and suppliers as necessary in order to expedite payments.
  • Recording supplier invoices and relevant back up material, reviewing for completeness and then filing.
  • Providing support to team at month end
  • Creating monthly journals including prepayments and accruals.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Personal Requirements

  • Fluency in English
  • Able to deal with high volume processing and process payments.
  • Independent but able to work within a team.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a similar Accounts Payable role
  • Good understanding of accounting, and bookkeeping, including VAT.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (particularly in a strong competency in Excel).
  • Experience with Ecommerce and Retail accounting processes.
  • Good communication and numeracy skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • An interest in retail, and manufacturing.
  • Proactive and flexible approach; willing to contribute to the ongoing development of the business.
  • Experience of Infor ERP system#