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Accounts Payable Manager

Arqit Limited

Arqit Limited

Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024
Arqit is a leader in quantum-safe encryption and has deployed a PaaS to classified government and large enterprise customers. Our technology is transformational, years ahead of rivals and solves the biggest problem in tech today.

Arqit has brought together a world-leading team of pioneers in engineering and cryptography, and we now have an opportunity for a self-motivated and experienced Accounts Payable Manager.

The finance team provides a series of key functions and is pivotal to the growing company as we set best in class practices and processes, ensuring financial information is timely, accurate, complete, and compliant with relevant accounting and taxation principles. We require someone with excellent communication skills to deal with internal and external stakeholders and be able to translate financial technical terms easily.

The role will typically involve working in our London office, and there will also be considerable flexibility around working from home.

What you'll be doing


As the AP Manager, you will report to the International Finance Manager. Arqit operates a flat structure so you may work closely with other members of the team and take day to day direction from them, with duties and responsibilities to include:

  • Own and manage the Purchase to Pay (PTP) process from PO’s being raised, to invoices being captured and suppliers paid within the due date, there is scope for a go-getter to improve the process and utilise automation to take this process to the next level.
  • Own and manage the Order to Cash (OTC) process including the cash collection process, working with the sales team and our systems expert to improve the process and utilise automation to take this process to the next level.
  • Assist in preparing monthly accruals, prepayments and allocation entries for all of the legal entities.
  • Assist reconciling intercompany accounts ensuring all items are recorded to eliminate.
  • Record and reconcile all bank entries.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Maintain and reconcile all corporate credit card transactions.
  • Assisting with the statutory reporting and annual 20-F reporting cycle by providing supporting documents and reconciliations when requested.
  • Supporting in the growth of the business including international expansion.
  • Provide support on ad hoc projects as requested.

What we're looking for

We would expect candidates for this role to meet most or all of the following criteria:

  • Part qualified accountant with relevant experience
  • Experience of working in a global finance environment
  • Experience of working in a multi-currency and multi-site organisation
  • Accustomed to working in a fast-paced and growing environment
  • Willingness to be adaptable and be flexible

Ability to work in the UK and ability to gain UK security clearance are both essential