Third Party Payable Specialist (12 month contract)

Burgess Hill
26 Jul 2021
06 Aug 2021
Part Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Are you looking for an impactful role focused on enhancing the customer experience with a leading UK organisation? Does it excite you to provide best in class customer service?

If you have replied to these questions in the affirmative, we welcome you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our Controlling and Contract Lifecycle team as a Third Party Payables Specialist on a 12 month contract.

Today, both patients and healthcare professionals benefit from the wide portfolio that Roche Diagnostics has to offer. This includes pioneering products, services and comprehensive solutions, all of which contribute towards enhancing patient outcomes thus increasing quality of life.

In this context, our Controlling and Contract Lifecycle team's primary focus is to ensure the integrity of our data and compliance to regulatory and statutory requirements, whilst actively contributing to a superior customer experience, through end to end contract management.

The role

Reporting to the Accounting Services Manager, you will be part of a dynamic, proactive team where no two days are the same. This is a pivotal role, responsible for ensuring the prompt resolution of invoice queries to facilitate timely payment to our third parties, ensuring continued supply of third party products to our customers.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with third party suppliers and other Roche departments to ensure third party invoices are settled in a timely manner
  • Manage the third party supplier relationship with regards to invoice query resolution
  • Proactively search for opportunities in continuous improvement that achieve internal efficiency and improved customer and supplier experience
  • Manage and partner with third party suppliers to resolve invoice queries, liaising with RSS and CAM's where applicable 
  • Maintain strong relations with third party suppliers to ensure prompt and timely resolution of queries, including occasional attendance at supplier meetings
  • Owner of Optimall Payables inbox, answering and directing queries as required
  • Provide monthly status reports (MLS Queries dashboard), highlighting and escalating aged or high query levels to Procurement and other stakeholders
  • Overall responsibility for third party vendor ledger accounts, including ongoing review, maintenance and reconciliation of these 
  • Regular review and reconciliation of key third party reconciliation and clearing accounts
  • Review and maintenance of third party aged payables ensuring timely payment of suppliers within agreed payment terms
  • Assisting RSS in the allocation of outgoing and incoming payments related to third parties
  • Support and contribute to projects as required

Who you are

You will be someone who is confident in managing demanding requests from multiple stakeholders. You will be expected to build and maintain strong relationships with internal customers and suppliers, whilst actively identifying opportunities to improve our customers' experience through the enhancement of key processes.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • A good accounting knowledge and understanding of key accounting principles
  • Ability to explain data to a range of stakeholders 
  • Good organisational and documenting skills essential
  • IT literate with intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Excel & Word) 
  • SAP FICO experience (preferred)
  • Fluent English language knowledge, written and verbal essential
  • Experience of working in an Accounts Payable or Financial Accounting function, in a cross-functional team setting in collaboration with other internal & external stakeholders
  • Experience of working within defined processes & contributing to their continuous improvement
  • Working under pressure & to deadlines 
  • Prior work within a healthcare setting preferred

Investing in you  

Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland is in an exciting phase of growth, where the business is channeling its energy, focus, functions and processes towards enhancing customer and patient experience in the countries it operates in. As the medical diagnostics market-leader in UK & Ireland, the organisation recognises its responsibility to the healthcare system and will continue to remain agile in developing new ways of working, with a growth mindset. We have the courage and passion to keep challenging ourselves to improve what we do and the way we do it.

What this means for you is, not only a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, but also a recognised product training programme and continuous support to build on your knowledge, skills and potential, helping you prepare for the exciting opportunities for further career development.

All of which has ranked Roche number 1 in the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For in 2021.

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