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Britannia Pharmaceuticals, part of the STADA Arzneimittel AG group of companies, is a UK based pharmaceutical company specialising in the neurology market. Britannia focuses on innovative products for chronic and serious medical conditions, and in particular, the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. We are highly committed to improving the quality of life for People with Parkinson's disease.


Accounts Payable Controller   

Reading | United Kingdom (GB) | Full-time | Permanent 


Responsible for the day-to-day duties within Accounts Payable. This includes accurate coding and posting of all supplier invoices, reviewing and running the BACS supplier and expenses payment runs, monthly supplier reconciliations and the training of staff in the use of the PO and Expenses systems



Key Accountabilities

Accurate and timely processing of purchase invoices

  • Scan invoices into the SAP finance system using relevant software in a timely manner in order to comply with the month end closing schedule and supplier payment terms
  • Upload multi-cost centre invoices into the SAP system
  • Ensure imported invoices match with the purchase orders and goods receipts information provided by the Ariba purchase order system
  • Follow up with requisitioners and approvers where purchase orders have not been raised or receipted correctly
  • Ensure the invoice narrative entered into SAP is sufficient to provide an understanding of the nature of the cost to the Financial Accountants
  • Support the Financial Accountants in their preparation of the monthly accounts by answering any queries regarding supplier invoices or payments



 Accurate and timely processing of employee expenses

  • Ensure compliance with the company’s expenses policy
  • Ensure all expense claims are supported by a valid third party receipt
  • Perform final review of expense claims prior to running the monthly expenses payment run


Prepare and co-ordinate payment of suppliers

  • In conjunction with the Financial Controller prepare and review the weekly supplier payment run proposal
  • Review unpaid invoices and proactively resolve issues causing non-payment
  • Post the finalised payment run
  • Ensure optimised use of electronic remittances


Reconciliation of supplier accounts

  • Prepare formal monthly reconciliations of agreed supplier statements for review by the Financial Controller
  • Obtain copies of any missing invoices and post on the SAP system
  • Inform suppliers of any missing payments
  • Perform a visual review of all statements received and agree to the suppliers SAP account to ensure all supplier accounts are reconciled


Proactively manage aged invoice queries and resolve them

  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
  • Correspond with vendors and respond to their enquiries



  • Is responsible for working in accordance with the company’s compliance procedures, legislation and regulatory requirements at all times.This includes, but is not limited to, directives and guidance such as PMCPA, NMC, APBI Code of Practice, GMDP and other GxP



  • Proactive member of the project team for any accounts payable related initiatives
  • Looks to improve performance and efficiencies to established processes wherever possible



Personal Specification (skills required to preform the job)

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Self-discipline, self-starter
  • Good team working skills and can adapt to needs of other teams/individuals
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • An aptitude for IT systems – including knowledge of Outlook, Excel, SAP and SAP Ariba
  • Completer/finisher for tasks


Are you looking for new challenges where you can make a difference for people’s health? We are looking for candidates with positive attitude, expert knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit that enjoy friendly working environment in a global team. We would be pleased to get to know you. Please use our online job portal to submit your application:

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