CIS Accounts Payable Assistant

Job Introduction

Our Finance team, based at head office in Birmingham Business Park Solihull, are recruiting an Accounts Payable Assistant responsible for ensuring suppliers and subcontractors are paid accurately and on time. Reporting into the Accounts Payable Supervisor, you’ll work closely with 3-4 Accounts Payable Assistants, driving performance and offering daily support to ensure the function is operating effectively and efficiently – ideally utilising previous CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) knowledge.

Main Responsibility

This role involves managing the accounts payable/subcontract ledger – with a particular focus on CIS deductions. You’ll support the AP Supervisor/Manager with preparing payment runs for suppliers and ongoing reconciliation of all supplier accounts, in addition, to motivating and supporting a small team of AP Assistants. You’ll oversee some HMRC interactions including monthly returns and verification of subcontractor status’s, whilst ideally providing CIS technical knowledge/advice.

The Ideal Candidate

For this role we’re looking for someone with previous CIS experience – so it’s preferred that the successful candidate has a construction industry background. You must have led a small finance team previously and be comfortable commuting to Solihull to work onsite in the office with the rest of the team. Desirably you’ll have some kind of finance qualification ie AAT although this isn’t a deal breaker. We need a people orientated supervisor with a driven work ethic who’s committed to maintaining high working standards.

Package Description

As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits with this role, including:
• A generous pension contribution
• Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
• Flexible working policy
• Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
• Ongoing training and personal/professional development
• Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

About the Company

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.


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