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Accounts Payable Supervisor

Vacancy Type
Watford Support Centre


35,000 - 37,000

Job Description


Are you a full or part qualified Accountant with experience leading teams?

Are you a dynamic and proactive individual who enjoys driving system efficiencies? 

Would you like to make a real demonstrable impact on the way processes and systems are shaped within Accounts Payable? 

If you have answered yes to these questions, Majestic Wine would be delighted to hear from you!


We have a fantastic opportunity for an Accounts Payable Supervisor to join our Majestic team. We are in a really exciting period of transition to transform the way we carry out Accounts Payable transactions with the upcoming implementation of our new till/EPOS and Sage Enterprise Management (X3) systems. Therefore, we are looking to recruit a proactive and dynamic individual that will be the real driving force behind building and shaping better, more efficient systems.

In addition, the successful candidate will be a good team leader who will manage a team to ensure key controls are embedded within the Accounts Payable team whilst also maintaining great relationships with both internal and external parties.

Who are we?

Majestic Wine PLC  is the UK’s leading specialist wine retailer. The group is comprised of four operating companies which include Majestic Wine Warehouses, Naked Wine, Lay and Wheeler and Majestic Commercial.

Following the merger between Naked Wines and Majestic, Rowan Gormley (Founder of Naked Wines and Chief Executive of the enlarged group), has set the wheels in motion of transforming the business into a new kind of retailer – a retailer that is loved by customers, loved by suppliers and loved by shareholders.

We pride ourselves on our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly people, who, working as part of a close-knit team deliver exceptional customer service in a vibrant and fast-paced retail environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate P2P non-compliance in association with the procurement department to the business and suppliers, including enhancing guidance notes, and providing training in association with Procurement and Finance systems analyst.
  • Establish and maintain key reports such as processing invoice numbers, noncompliance, rejected invoices, inappropriate manual payments, problem accounts, statement reconciliations and any other KPI’s
  • Resolve challenging accounts and liaise with the team to ensure regular statement recs are carried out  
  • Review AP ledgers on a monthly basis to ensure the team is taking appropriate action to resolve unallocated amounts and old transactions.
  • Review the regular monthly payments at the proposed payment stage ensure all posting of invoices and payment schedules outside the Purchase Order system into the finance Aurora system are adequately authorised and processed.
  • Ensure all staff can cover each other’s duties and sufficient BCP within the team.
  • Control the month end process, for example, the accruals balance, bad debts, cut off dates.
  • Capture accruals from various sources; PO system, supplier statements, rejected invoices and after date invoices and communicate these in a timely manner each month to the financial accounting team
  • Periodic review of Direct Debits ensuring adequate controls is in place.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Be a qualified or part qualified Accountant
  • Have experience managing or leading successful teams
  • Have good knowledge of Excel and be able to create pivot tables and carry out VLOOKUP functions
  • Ideally have accounts payable experience working within the retail sector (desirable not essential)
  • Must be able to use a range of techniques to ensure the Group complies with financial policies, especially the use of P2P system
  • Excellent level of customer service
  • Manage and organise large workloads
  • Extensive experience of working with an accounts package
  • Highly IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Working knowledge of Aurora
  • Understand the concept of VAT

Person Specification:

  • Innovation: Identity, develop and deliver insight-driven innovation opportunities
  • Take a broad perspective: A deep understanding of the business, its composition, brands and value proposition making key decisions in light of strategic and financial plans.
  • Build alignment: We create alignment and integration by working with others, involving them at the right level throughout the process, to achieve clear decisions that can be executed quickly. We understand the potential tensions there can be between the Commercial functions but work to mitigate these at all times.
  • Take initiative: We are passionate about our business and are always seeking to do more, to add greater value to our relentless pursuit of excellence.  We continually focus on performance and results and seek to go above and beyond what our stakeholders expect.
  • Relationship Building: Developing productive and mutually beneficial relationships with business and agency partners.
  • Communication and Influencing: Communicating insights in a compelling way, so that it is easy for our business partners to leverage them for improved decision-making.
  • Brand Positioning & Renovation: Clearly articulate brand vision, positioning, renovation and equity development to profitably grow the brand.
  • Brilliant Activation & Execution:  Plan, develop and deliver inspiring, integrated and impactful communication and activation at point of purchase that brings the brand to life and delivers the brand growth targets.


  • A competitive salary based on your experience
  • 20% discount on wine
  • Performance related bonus
  • 10% Long-Term Incentive Plan
  • Life assurance 3x your salary
  • Free lunch provided each day
  • Free parking on site
  • Contributory pension
  • An unparalleled fun company culture that's focused on empowering and developing our employees. 

If you are looking to join a dynamic & forward thinking company that values your input, please do apply today!


No agencies please.

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