Accounts Payable Supervisor

Up to £32,000 + Bonus, 27 Days Holiday, Pension, Free On-Site Gym



This role will support team members to optimise performance through effective query resolution and assist with the development of staff. The successful applicant will also be driving Global optimisation of processes.
The role will be expected to support and manage existing AP Supervisors responsibilities for sustained periods of travel or absence.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

Our Financial Accounting function provides the foundation for Dyson’s global commercial success. Creating and monitoring a framework of systems, processes and reporting that defines how we operate financially. The team forms a vital backbone of Dyson – encompassing our inventory, accounts payable and receivable, planning and analysis, and statutory reporting and consolidation. Delivering rapid performance insights and forecasting to help us stay ahead of the competition. And, in an organisation that doesn’t stand still, the team’s work is a growing challenge of ever-evolving numbers.


Job Objectives:
  • A hands on role to ensure accurate recording, via SAP financials, of the company’s liabilities whilst checking authenticity, monitoring balances due to suppliers and ensuring settlement in a timely manner, working to tight deadlines.
  • Effectively manage risk by complying with company & legistative procedures and controls
  • Identify any problem areas and escalate issues promptly
  • Working to be best in industry and centre of excellence both internally and externally
  • Leading a team of Accounts Payable Clerks

Key Duties
  • Directing and supporting Accounts Payable clerks to ensure all documentation is processed accurately and efficiently on their allocated supplier accounts
  • Plan and review the work of Accounts Payable clerks
  • Dealing with both telephone and email escalations
  • Meeting the departments SLA’s and KPI’s
  • Reviewing the mid monthly and end of month payment runs for all companies whose accounting records are maintained in the UK
  • Supervising and monitoring the processing of ad hoc or manual payments, which fall outside the normal payment runs on a weekly basis.
  • To attend and fully participate in training and appraisal activities as and when required
  • Reviewing vendor data and helping team members to resolve any outstanding issues constantly reviewing processes to enhance the efficiency and performance of the Accounts Payable section.
  • Providing reports as and when requested by management Day to day management and development of Accounts Payable team
  • Work with internal departments to resolve invoice queries and problems.
  • Step into the work of existing AP Supervisors where there are long periods of travel / absence in the team.
  • To complete ad-hoc activities as and when required


  • Experienced in leading a team
  • Knowledge of 3 way invoice matching required
  • Good working knowledge of SAP required
  • Good MS Office knowledge (Word, Excel)
  • Strong attention to detail and levels of accuracy
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Strong team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work towards deadlines
  • The commitment, drive and tenacity to achieve high standards of excellence

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 10-Nov-2017

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