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Accounts Payable Travel Team Member

  • New Malden, Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Flight Centre Travel Group
  • Full time

A great position has become available at Flight Centre Travel Group - one of the world’s largest travel retailers and corporate travel managers. The company, which is headquartered in Brisbane (Australia), has company-owned leisure and corporate travel business in 23 countries, spanning Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Asia.


The Role:

A highly team-based role, working closely and flexibly with other team members and team leads to ensure that the Accounts Payable Travel team delivers on its responsibilities across: Financial Control, Customer Focus and Process Efficiency. 


The role will require individuals to operate as subject matter experts across the tower’s functions and processes, with a deep understanding of end to end process flows to be able to trouble shoot and resolve queries. A key aspect of the role will be that of problem solving.


By being subject matter experts, team members will be able to ensure that the ever-evolving transactional processes are robust, streamlined and limit risk and fraud.


Key Performance Objectives:


  • Financial Control
    • Reconciliation of credit card and supplier account statements
    • Review of all reconciliations performed by offshore teams
    • Processing and authorising supplier payments
    • Liasing with wider UK based finance team to ensure integrity, accuracy and understanding of transactional finance to support the needs of the commercial finance teams.
    • Ensure all key monthly activities are completed in a timely manner to support the month end reporting process.
  • Process Ownership : Efficiency / Improvement
    • Working with key stakeholders to continuously review of all processes, to deliver on going efficiencies and frictionless processing of financial transactions.
    • Constant review of exceptions, analysing for opportunities to reduce financial risk.
    • Ongoing training and rollout of new and enhanced processes across the UK based team and offshored functions.
    • Working with other transactional finance teams, (including Risk), to ensure seamless end to end transactional flows.
    • Continuous review and analysis of productivity and SLA statistics to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Customer Focused
    • First line support for onshore Admin Teams handling and resolving queries.
    • Firstline support and query resolution for consultants and vendors, in relation to remittances and payments.
    • Ensuring that all supplier payments are made within payment terms or SLA.


    Criteria of Successful Candidate:


    To be successful in the role the candidate will have the following key competences and experiences:


    • Strong communication skills, both spoken and written, with an ability to communicate with finance and non-finance individuals
    • A strong attention to detail and understanding of the importance of accuracy.
    • Experience of complex statement reconciliations, including use of VLOOKUP’s, Pivot Tables and SUMIF.
    • A logical approach to problem solving
    • Appreciation of accounting fundamentals and importance of strong financial controls
    • Ability to work to deadlines and deliver on commitments
    • Strong customer service approach
    • A genuine team player, appreciating the importance of team goals
    • Proven ability to multitask
    • Good time management; being flexible and adaptable
    • A keen desire to learn new things
    • A proven focus on improving efficiency and effectiveness of processes.


    What we offer:

    • Rewards platform, cash health plan, travel discounts, in-house financial 
    • Employee share plan 
    • Consistently recognised externally as a ’Great Place to Work’  
    • Fun, social, egalitarian culture with focus on ownership and responsibility 
    • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses 
    • Ongoing training and professional development 
    • Hybrid working model 
    • Proud Corporate Social Responsibility platform through the Flight Centre Foundation, Responsible Travel Charter, and Brighter Futures programs 


    This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. If you'd like to start your career with one of the world's leading travel companies, apply today. 

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, gender identity, sexual orientation or age.

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