Accounts Payable Assistant

Salary 23625
Discipline Finance
Contact NameLuke Gannon

N Brown – who we are and why work for us?  

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.  

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible. 


The role  

Within our award-winning Finance department, we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do and put the customer at the heart of everything we do. But, most importantly within N Brown, we recognise that it’s the people that make the difference to our organisation. So, are you ready for a new challenge? We are on the lookout for a Finance Team Administrator (P2P) to join our team. 


As our Finance Team Administrator, based within our P2P department here at N Brown, you will play an integral part of the central finance community in supporting the functions and wider group department in being responsible for the accurate and timely payment of all invoices for goods for resale (stock) and goods not for resale (services). 

Your other duties will cover but not be limited to: 

  • Match purchase invoices to Goods Received Note’s/ Goods Inward notes/ Purchase Orders/ Import EFT payments and check calculations are correct. Advise on overspends and ask for authorisation from relevant manager/buyer. Prepare the weekly payment for the goods for resale & expenses ledgers
  • Have responsibility for managing over 300 accounts Liaise with suppliers regarding statements, invoice queries and refunds.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, internal financial control and audit procedures for the ledgers. Scanning and circulating invoices for authorisation.
  • Reconcile all supplier statements in a timely rotation of various intervals. 
  • Preparation of month end / half year/ year end accruals in line with finance timetable and delivering reports on inconsistencies 

 What skills and experience will you have?  


  • Strong ability to multitask 
  • High level of accuracy, as well as a strong ability to communicate, build & maintain relationships with both suppliers and internal stakeholders. 
  • Experience within a similar/ office-based role particularly within Purchase to Pay 
  • Inquisitive and problem-solving skills 
  • Great time management. 
  • An intermediate standard of IT proficiency and basic Microsoft Excel skills, 
  • Able to demonstrate strong numeracy skills 
  • Highly organised and proactive attitude 
  • Great team player willing to continually strive to deliver  


What’s in it for you?  

  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days  
  • Annual bonus scheme  
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave  
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate  
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution  
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services  
  • A range of financial wellbeing support  
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands  
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!  
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance  
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice  


Our promise to you:  

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 


What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?  

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!