Senior Accounts Payable Associate

Job Location(s) UK-London
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About the role

The role of Senior Accounts Payable and Expenses Associate, reporting to the AR and AP manager, will be responsible for reviewing accounts payable and expenses output for six entities — the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Italy.



The Senior Accounts Payable and Expenses Associate will be responsible for working with the accounts payable and expenses associates as follows:


Day-to-day responsibilities:


  • Reviewing invoice approvals and entries for accuracy and completion.
  • Reviewing employee expenses to ensure that they adhere to Forrester's travel and entertainment policy and local regulatory requirements.
  • Dealing with non-standard employee queries and escalating exceptions to the AR and AP manager
  • Covering any time off taken by the accounts payable or expenses associates to ensure no disruption in service to our vendors/internal clients.
  • Assisting the accounts payable and expenses associates to ensure payments are made in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring clients are billed for any chargeable expenses as appropriate.
  • Any other ad hoc duties.

Month-end responsibilities:


  • Ensuring all appropriate accounts payable vouchers are accrued.
  • Ensuring any ongoing monthly costs that aren't yet invoiced are accrued for.
  • Accruing all employee expenses that aren't yet submitted or finalized.
  • Any other month-end-related ad hoc duties.
  • Assisting the staff accountants with accounts payable and expense-related reconciliations, if required.



  • Proven experience of at least 2 years working within an accounts payable position, expenses position, or similar role.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and business partnering skills.
  • Independent workers who can also work in a team environment.
  • A good working knowledge of financial applications (PeopleSoft experience is a plus) and other desktop applications (e.g. Microsoft Excel).
  • Confident, accurate, organized, flexible, and self-motivated candidates.

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