Accounts Payable Assistant

Posted 27 November 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
Contact NameSamantha Ma

Job description

​The Green Recruitment Company are delighted to have partnered with a global renewable energy investment management firm focused on fighting climate change by building a net-zero energy company that will power tomorrow and protect the planet for future generations.

The business seeks an Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable Assistant to join their team in London. The role will suit someone that is a qualified finance professional with a strong understanding of accounting principles.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Compiling a weekly payment batch for approval and processing.

  • Reconciling bank accounts on a weekly basis for both GBP and foreign currency transactions.

  • Timely and accurate data entry of purchase invoices into the accounting system.

  • Obtaining necessary authorization for purchase invoices.

  • Reporting discrepancies or problems in invoices to the Controller/Treasurer for resolution.

  • Organizing and maintaining files for purchase invoices, bank statements, sales invoices, and VAT returns, and assisting with audit requests.

  • If accounts payable (AP) is outsourced, sharing AP and accounts receivable (AR) invoices with the service provider regularly.

  • Ensuring completion of month-end tasks by the third working day of the following month.

  • Monitoring aged debtors, escalating overdue payments, and ensuring accurate and timely creation/posting of sales invoices.


  • Bachelors degree is required. A degree in Finance or equivalent is preferred.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Relevant experience in an AP team and knowledge on accounting principles

  • Exposure within the renewable energy sector is beneficial but not essential

  • Fluency in a European language is a bonus

The Green Recruitment Company is a specialist recruitment agency that recruits across renewable, environmental and energy sectors. If you are interested and excited about this opportunity but don’t feel like you meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the perfect candidate for this role. Separately, if this role is not of interest but you are looking for a new opportunity, please contact the names consultant who would be happy to discuss current vacancies in your target area.