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Accounts Payable Supervisor – SSAPS

Main job function

Purposes of the position

We are looking for Accounts Payable Supervisors who will be responsible for managing the accounts payable team, overseeing the processing of supplier / vendor invoices and payment transactions, and preparing relevant reports for our African group.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Prepares reports regarding cash flow; ensuring correct payments are made in a timely manner
  • Manages and supervises accounts payable clerks.
  • Enforces the policies, procedures and guidelines for proper handling and coding of invoices to maintain accurate general ledger transactions
  • Ensure internal controls are implemented and monitored
  • Reviews, approves vendor reconciliations, and ensures queries are addressed timeously.
  • Reconciles accounts payable age analysis to general ledger
  •  Engage with vendors to communicate payment cycles and terms.
  • Ensure vendor reconciliations are prepared and reviewed according to set deadlines
  • Communicate with the business to ensure that ad-hoc suppliers are made aware


Payment cycles;

  • Liaise with BU manager regarding queries and processed items.
  • Ensures proper maintenance, filing, and storage of records
  • Prepare all necessary information for any audits (statutory, internal, tax, BEE, etc.)
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned by management


  • Minimum of 5 years accounts payable experience, 2 of which with supervisor experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of integrity, accuracy, attention to detail and good organisation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload with a sense of urgency
  • Be responsible and accountable for all work performed
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills as well as a strong understanding of the accounts

Payable function

  • Proficient in accounting software and Microsoft Office applications
  • Be able to motivate, train and manage team

Inter-personal skills

  • Time management
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-confidence
  • Ability to manage change
  • The ability to work under pressure

Required Qualification

  • Degree, Diploma or Higher Certificate in Finance and/or Accounting
  • Excellence in Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office
  • Experience in Shipshape and DAX



A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

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