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Accounts Payable Administrator


Portsmouth, GB, PO6 3EN

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Accounts Payable Administrator
Location:             Lakeside, Portsmouth + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:   £22,000 - £26,000 + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF57417


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Accounts Payable Administrator at our Lakeside site.


The role
As a Accounts Payable Administrator, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will provide support and general cover within the Accounts Payable Team.  


Day-to-day, you’ll report to the Accounts Payable Manager and will predominately support the accounts payable activities. These activities include but are not limited to the following key duties: Invoice processing, payment runs, supporting supplier queries and resolution, review work queue and mailbox management. Further responsibilities include:


  • High Volume (100 – 150 on a daily basis) processing of invoices and credit notes effectively on behalf of the businesses
  • Reconciliation of key supplier statements and adherence to timetable
  • Understand processing requirements for Service Level Agreements and ensure they are met or exceeded
  • Ensuring effective, accurate and timely response to queries and resolving exceptions with suppliers and business partners 
  • Escalation of any issues faced in satisfying the customer demands


This role is full time, 37.5 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with the option to go on site every Wednesday.


Essential experience of the Accounts Payable Administrator

  • Processing invoices in an ERP system (SAP OR COUPA – Training will be provided)
  • 1-2 years in an accounts payable role. 
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, Work and Outlook
  • It is essential that you have demonstrable Accounts Payable experience 


Qualifications for the Accounts Payable Administrator

  • We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard (BPSS) and  Security Check (SC) security clearances.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock, has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 09/08/2024

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