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Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Craigavon, NIR, GB

Title:                    Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Hoursof work :   37.75 hours per week - Monday to Thursday 8am - 4.30pm and Friday 8am - 2pm

Department:       Global Business Services (GBS)

Reports to:          Accounts Payable Team Leader

Location:             Lurgan, Northern Ireland



Position Overview:

The Senior Accounts Payable Specialist role is based in Terex’s Global Business Service shared service centre.  The successful candidate will be assigned to a team within Processing, Resolution or Payments and Queries and will be responsible for the daily management of a team under the supervision of the Accounts Payable Team Lead.   

Specific responsibilities:

  • Manage AP resolution and queries mailbox
  • Receive and provide timely responses to supplier inquiries.
  • Prepare weekly invoice on hold reports and lead weekly calls with the operations team
  • Partner with supply chain team members to resolve invoice hold issues
  • Lead on site visits with supply chain team members, focused on providing support and developing and implementing process improvements
  • Root cause analysis of invoice holds to determine solutions to prevent future on hold issues
  • Ensure critical listing suppliers are current and escalate issues accordingly
  • Subject matter expert (SME) to suppliers, supply chain and other team members on standard processes
  • Research and reconciliation of accounts payable balances and vendor statements
  • First point of escalation of any AP issues
  • Complete month end tasks as assigned
  • Understand Metrics & be able to drive change to meet business needs
  • Support the AP Team Lead to deliver, control and manage the day to day activities.
  • Identify the needs of the Assigned Team and train existing and new team members.
  • Identify potential issues causing errors and non-compliance within the Assigned Team and communicate same to AP Team Lead.
  • Pursue continuous improvement and problem solving opportunities.
  • Manage daily volume of incoming and outgoing mail including sorting incoming mail, check distribution, and invoice rejections.
  • Process timely and accurate supplier payments.
  • Promote and participate in an environment of strong internal control.
  • May also be required to undertake other responsibilities/activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities, including all duties related to the AP Specialist role.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Functional knowledge of an Accounts Payable Department.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Highest ethics and integrity.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Flexible to new ideas and ways of accomplishing tasks.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Highly organised individual.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, work in a team environment and take ownership of tasks.


Essential Education and Experience:

  • Must be educated to a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent including Maths and English.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced Accounts Payable environment with a high volume of transactions is essential.
  • Experience of working within a Shared Service Centre would be advantageous.
  • Extensive Oracle experience.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc.).


Desirable Education

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in business related field.
  • Certificate in Shared Services.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.


The above list in non-exhaustive and may include additional duties.


Must be a team player able to demonstrate strong customer focus with the energy, drive and commitment to successfully work through any and all issues and objectives related to this role and that of the overall team.

All applicants must demonstrate through their application form, how they meet the criteria for the position applied for. We reserve the right to enhance our selection criteria at the short-listing stage, if required.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including Team Member Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension Contributions, Healthcare and Team member recognition.


Closing date of the receipt of completed application forms will be 7th December 2021 at 4.30pm


Terex is an equal opportunity employer and appointments are based on merit. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of our community.