Accounts Payable Officer

Job title : Accounts Payable Officer
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Salary : Up to $80,000 + super based on experience
Contact name : Celena Sonntag
Contact email :
Job reference : AP0411CMS
The Organisation

Our client is a leading retail company with a global presence, dedicated to excellence and innovation. As they continue to expand their operations, they are seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Accounts Payable Officer to join their finance team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the organization's financial operations and contribute to its ongoing success.

Position Description

Your duties will include full-function Accounts Payable as follows:
  • End-to-End Accounts Payable Processing: Ensure accurate and timely processing of invoices in compliance with relevant legislation and internal policies.
  • Stakeholder Liaison: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to address inquiries and resolve discrepancies.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process enhancements and implement solutions to optimize the Accounts Payable function.
  • Internal Controls Maintenance: Maintain internal controls, processes, and procedures to ensure compliance and mitigate risks.
  • Cash Flow Management: Assist in cash outflow forecasts and reconcile payments to minimize variances.
  • Supplier Management: Manage supplier accounts, reconciliations, and payment terms to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare creditor summaries, reconcile GL accounts, and generate reports to support financial analysis and decision-making.
  • Transactional Support: Provide support for accounts receivable, banking, payroll, and expense reimbursement processes.
  • Project Management: Lead and manage AP-specific projects and automation initiatives to drive efficiency and effectiveness.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a similar Accounts Payable role, along with the following attributes:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably within a global or retail industry.
  • Experience with end-to-end Accounts Payable processes, including PO invoices and 3-way matching (comparing the purchase order, invoice, and goods receipt to make sure they match, prior to approving the invoice is an absolute MUST HAVE)
  • Proficiency in OCR/AP automation tools and MS Office Suite, particularly MS Excel.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to reconcile complex issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to articulate ideas effectively.
  • Certificate in Accounting or relevant accounting education preferred.

How To Apply 

If you are a self-motivated professional with a passion for finance and a drive for excellence, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your resume and qualifications to Celena Sonntag at or apply using the link below.