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Accounts Payable Assistant

Fred Perry
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
25 May 2024

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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


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. You will proactively deal with a large volume of invoices and/or suppliers’ correspondences with accuracy and speed, reporting to the Accounts Payable Supervisor.


  • Proactively deal with a large volume of invoices and/or suppliers’ correspondences with accuracy and speed.
  • Processing supplier invoices and credit notes using AS400
  • 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 provide backup to the Accounts Assistant to reclaim
  • Updating trackers with invoices for manager approval weekly
  • Processing weekly payment runs, creating payment lists, and running payments through BACS, CHAPS, checks, or transfers as required
  • Filing of invoices and statements in a timely manner
  • Establishing a clear line of communication with the PL Supervisor regarding PL accounts’ reviews and following up on the course of action arising from the communication
  • Supplier statement reconciliations
  • Reconciling supplier accounts
  • Regular supplier liaison via email and telephone, resolving queries
  • Ensuring all invoices are processed by month-end deadlines
  • Accruals Listing. Chasing invoices if they were not received for the prior month.
  • Liaising with the supply chain department (GRNs or price issues) to ensure cash paid in advance is allocated on a timely basis when stock is received on the system
  • Dealing with queries such as supplier invoices, statements, credits and rebates, unit stock prices, and shortages.
  • Requesting credit notes and raising internal debit notes
  • Setting up new supplier accounts and maintaining existing account details within the purchase ledger


  • Previous experience working within the purchase ledger is essential.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliable, self-disciplined, speed, and accuracy are essential.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to build up relationships internally and externally
  • Team player
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Good aptitude for IT—V look-ups and pivot tables—would be an advantage.
  • Experience working in a multicurrency environment would be helpful but not essential.
  • Experience in analysing information would be helpful.


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.


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