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Senior Accounts Payable Administrator

Job Description
Northrop Grumman are currently seeking an Senior Accounts Payable Administrator for a permanent role based in Cheltenham.

A key member of the General Accounting team, this role will work to ensure accurate and timely management of payments to NGUKL’s Suppliers.

Different thinking for a Different world
Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator. 
How you will make a difference

Key Responsibilities

  • Create supplier accounts and maintain supplier data within the ERP system
  • Scan (pdf) and process all purchase invoices both with and without purchase orders
  • Liaise with the Operations function to ensure suppliers have delivered ordered work prior to making payments
  • Process complex payments to suppliers on the ERP system
  • Organise payments using the online banking system (for approval by General Accounting seniors)
  • Reconcile supplier accounts
  • Be the point of contact for all supplier queries
  • Reconcile customer accounts
  • Review and process employee expenses
  • Undertake timely and accurate filing of all Finance records
  • Maintain company petty cash (where appropriate)
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as requested

 General Operational duties

  • Attend Business Management department meetings as required
  • Remain compliant with all applicable Business Management and Command Media Processes and procedures

Person Specification

Essential qualifications / experience 

  • Experience of working with Microsoft Dynamics or equivalent financial management system
  • Evidenced experience of supplier and customer engagement to ensure the smooth flow of payments processes
  • Demonstrable experience of reconciling customer and supplier accounts


 Competency/Skill requirements

  • Proactive communicative skills, with a strong customer focus and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Flexible and responsive to changing priorities
  • Able to work to strict timetables and deadlines
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Very good interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with all audiences/stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good numerical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An engaging and ‘can do’ attitude

Other requirements

  • Travel requirements: Some UK travel required to attend team/customer meetings and training activities
  • Clearance requirements: Post-holder must hold and maintain UK Government clearances where required