Head of AP and Financial Control

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful Accounts Payable team, working as the Head of AP and Financial Control role ? Are you looking for a company that can offer diversity and encourage all to reach your highest potential?

Job Information

Job Title:  Head of AP and Financial Control
Job Code: PS1927
Job Category: Finance
Job Location: Brentwood


  • We are ideally looking for a fully qualified Accountant (AAT, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or overseas equivalent) but extensive work experience will be considered
  • You will have a comprehensive understanding of purchasing process and transaction systems coupled with a background in Record to Report.
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong interpersonal and stakeholder management 
  • A great team player and hands-on attitude
  • Able to work at pace and deliver on multiple deadlines
  • Strong IT skills (excel, word, graphs, PowerPoint)
  • Cognos and Peoplesoft experience preferred (not essential)

We are now looking for an exceptional Head of Accounts Payable and Finance Control, to join the Intertek finance team. This is a great opportunity to work in a global space, managing and mentoring a team ensuring all deadlines and deliver is met at a high standard.   

Key Activities:

  • Review and approval of all payments
  • Main Point of Contact for offshore Accenture team in India
  • Accounts Payable Transformation and Process Improvement
  • Building a strong and effective relationship between the retained onshore Intertek team and the offshore Accenture team to drive performance
  • Managing Internal and External Audits and ownership of actions arising out of any audits
  • Manage relationships with all business customers and key stakeholders
  • To manage the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting process and ensure that the accounting submissions are completed accurately and in accordance within the defined timetable
  • To recruit, manage and develop staff within the local Accounts Payable team.
  • Track KPI’s and manage the team performance (AP; Intercompany and Reconciliation’s)
  • Working with OTC/PTP towers to ensure processes are in place to clear recurring items



Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to rosalind.mak@intertek.com . All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the country before starting employment.

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