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Accounts Payable Specialist

In a nutshell:

IDEO London is currently seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist to join our finance team. This role requires a blend of technical knowledge, real-world experience, a collaborative spirit, and polished communication. You will work as a core member of IDEO’s finance team supporting our goals to deliver operational excellence for clients.

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

This role is a critical part of ensuring that the finance team is able to support both our design teams and our clients in ways that reduce friction, resolve issues quickly, increase efficiency and provide a positive experience for all. 

At IDEO we believe that creating meaningful impact for clients is deeply connected to creating the conditions for our design teams to do their best work; they do their best work when they have confidence that operations and business decisions are evidence-driven and founded on rigor, diligence, and consistency.

Once you are here you will:

This role will lead on the below duties, but overseen and supported by an AP lead/ Accountant

Accounts Payable - 

  • Vendor management
  • Handling & processing of all AP invoices and credit notes
  • Preparing payment runs

Expensify - 

  • Administer the Expensify platform
  • Reviewing expenses for non-project related submissions
  • Providing support and assistance to the studio
  • Ensuring expenses are submitted in a timely & accurate manner

Bank & Cash -

  • Preparing payment runs in the bank’s online platform
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Administer Credit Cards
  • Administer petty cash & foreign currency requests
  • Provide input to the cashflow forecast

What does IDEO offer you?

Ask anyone in IDEO London why they like working here and they will say it’s our people and the diversity of challenges. It’s a place where you can use design thinking to solve complex problems for our clients, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism.

We certainly work hard, but we also intentionally focus on our culture to design events where we pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work and respect the need for work-life balance. 

IDEO provides you with support and development throughout your time here, while allowing for autonomy in the design process and in your career. 

IDEO has had a studio in London for over 30 years. Over that time, we have grown in the scale of our influence and impact. Although we still work across every industry and sector, our consistent purpose to deliver positive impact through design has meant that we have enabled companies all over the world to be creatively competitive.

Relevant experience:

  • Able to thrive in a creative work environment
  • Be comfortable working with all levels of seniority
  • Strong communicator
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel
  • Team oriented and reliable
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 knowledge would be a great advantage
  • Expensify knowledge would also be a great advantage
  • At least 2-3 years experience in a similar function or role

Application requirements and instructions:

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter. Application deadline is Friday 26th July.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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