Accounts Payable Manager (M/F/D)

#Job number :SEFEGR00373

Finance & Treasury



We are looking for a motivated and driven individual who can lead our group accounts payable function and team  located in the UK and Germany, overseeing all Accounts Payable related activity for the SEFE group.

Want to join us on our journey?

As an Accounts Payable Manager, you will oversee the efficient functioning of the accounts payable department for the SEFE Group. Responsibilities include managing the processing of invoices, ensuring timely payments, reconciling accounts, and collaborating with internal teams and vendors. Your role involves implementing and improving procedures to optimize workflow, maintaining accurate financial records, and staying updated on relevant regulations and industry best practices. Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills are essential for success in this role.

We are looking for a motivated and driven individual who can lead our group accounts payable function and team  located in the UK and Germany, overseeing all Accounts Payable related activity for the SEFE group.

What you will do?

  • Invoice Processing: Supervise the processing of invoices, verifying accuracy and adherence to company policies.
  • Payment Management: Ensure timely and accurate payments to vendors, utilizing payment systems and methods efficiently.
  • Vendor Relations: Maintain positive relationships with vendors, addressing inquiries and resolving any discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Leading and supervising the Accounts Payable Team: Lead and mentor the accounts payable team, providing guidance on tasks and fostering a collaborative work environment, including:
  • Financial Record Reconciliation: Oversee the reconciliation of accounts payable transactions, ensuring accuracy and completeness in financial records.
  • Policy Compliance: Enforce compliance with company policies and relevant regulations in all accounts payable processes.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process optimization, implement improvements, and enhance efficiency within the accounts payable department.
  • Reporting: Generate and analyse reports related to accounts payable, providing insights to support decision-making within the finance department.
  • Audit Preparation: Prepare for and participate in internal and external audits, ensuring all accounts payable records are accurate and well-documented.
  • Technology Utilization: Stay abreast of technological advancements in accounting software and systems, integrating them into accounts payable processes for increased efficiency.


What you’ll bring to the role?

  • Prior experience in leading Accounts Payable teams in dynamic environments
  • Analytical, time management and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to work with staff at all levels, ability to communicate clearly and succinctly (both verbal & written) on complex topics
  • German Language skills will be an advantage

Our offer to you

In return we offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive, and broad reaching benefits package which includes

  • bonus earning potential
  • non-contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and volunteering days
  • buy / sell holidays
  • life assurance
  • medical and dental insurance
  • range of optional flexible benefits


Based from our offices in London, you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home. Close to both Deansgate and Oxford Road railway stations and the wider travel networks our offices offer the opportunity to mix with your colleagues in person with a wide variety of creative meeting spaces. You also get the opportunity to enjoy your down time with well-equipped rest areas.

We are committed to supporting your career growth with opportunities to develop both your knowledge and experience through a blended approach to learning.

Who are we?    

We are part of the SEFE Group – led by SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH in Berlin – which employs approximately 1,500 employees. The 350 people working in SEFE Energy are friendly and positive – you can approach anyone for help and your ideas are always welcome.  We’re committed to our REACH principles – Results, Expertise, Action, Challenge, Have courage – but above all else, we care for each other’s welfare and aspirations and above all offer support as your career develops.

Our focus for 2022 – 2025 is strategic, profitable growth and strengthening our foundations, primarily by placing data and technology at the heart of our business model.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience, so all our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us.  We are a place where you can be yourself and make your mark because whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, encourages fresh thinking, and recognises your contribution.

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