Accounts Payable Assistant

Fred Perry
London (Central), London (Greater)
12 Aug 2022
01 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry founded his brand in 1952. He was the son of a cotton spinner, who played and fought his way through, always with style – and despite the establishment. Today, Fred Perry is a global community of over 370 employees, all inspired by the Laurel Wreath and what it represents

PURPOSE: We are recruiting for an Accounts Payable Assistant to join our established Finance department. You will have experience working with volume within a SME and relevant Accounts Payable experience.


  • Process Documents of Collection payments within set deadlines and ensuring filing of invoices in a timely manner
  • To become the focal point of contact on selected suppliers’ group and ensuring services are not suspended as a result of overlooked invoices
  • Maintain good and regular communication with the Shipping and Product departments for the quick processing of stock invoices (GRNs)
  • Processing supplier invoices and credit notes using AS400
  • Dealing with Documentary Collections to ensure deadlines are met
  • Invoice matching to the AS400 for all stocks receipted (GRNs)
  • Nominal coding, matching and batching of invoices from different currencies to the AS400
  • Ensure all foreign VAT figures are posted correctly and providing backup to the Accounts assistant to reclaim


  • This is a great role for someone with at least 12 months experience working within Purchase Ledger or Accounts Payable functions.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliable, self-disciplined, speed and accuracy essential
  • Team player
  • Ability to work within set deadlines


We actively encourage our teams to have a good work/life balance and so we are pleased to offer flexible working shifts at Fred Perry HQ. Our core shift hours are from 10am – 4.30pm and so employees can choose to start and finish early, or start and finish late. (i.e. work 8:00am-4:30pm, or 10:00am-6:30pm etc). We also have 30-minute early finish on Fridays.

As we continue to work in a more flexible way, the Head Office acts a brand hub, where we can all connect and collaborate with one another. This role is a mix of office based (London) and remote working. We will expect the employee to come into the office regularly for face-to-face meetings and to work alongside their team on collaborative projects.


We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to all our staff, and continue to reassess what our community needs from us to thrive. We don’t want to be a good company to work for, we want to be a great one. Here are some things we currently offer:

  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Competitive salary, reviewed every year
  • Generous staff discount and regular sample sales
  • Generous pension scheme with 8.5% company contribution
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days holiday annually
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Annual Birthday vouchers
  • Regular opportunities to attend gigs / events

We actively welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds. Your CV will be submitted to hiring managers with all personal details hidden to ensure anonymity.