Accounts Payable Administrator

Requisition ID: R10042751

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: None
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.


A key member of the General Accounting team, this role will work to ensure accurate and timely management of payments to NGUKL’s Suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create supplier accounts and maintain supplier data within the ERP system
  • Scan (pdf) and process all purchase invoices both with and without purchase orders
  • Liaise with the Operations function to ensure suppliers have delivered ordered work prior to making payments
  • Process complex payments to suppliers on the ERP system
  • Organise payments using the online banking system (for approval by General Accounting seniors)
  • Reconcile supplier accounts
  • Be the point of contact for all supplier queries
  • Reconcile customer accounts
  • Review and process employee expenses
  • Undertake timely and accurate filing of all Finance records
  • Maintain company petty cash (where appropriate)
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as requested

General Operational duties

  • Attend Business Management department meetings as required
  • Remain compliant with all applicable Business Management and Command Media Processes and procedures

Person Specification

Essential qualifications / experience 

  • Experience of working with SAP or equivalent financial management system
  • Evidenced experience of supplier and customer engagement to ensure the smooth flow of payments processes
  • Demonstrable experience of reconciling customer and supplier accounts

Competency/Skill requirements

  • Proactive communicative skills, with a strong customer focus and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Flexible and responsive to changing priorities
  • Able to work to strict timetables and deadlines
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Very good interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with all audiences/stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good numerical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An engaging and ‘can do’ attitude

  • Additional Information

  • Travel requirements: Occasional UK travel may be required to attend team/customer meetings and training activities
  • Looking for flexibility? At Northrop Grumman UK we have hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.
  • Clearance requirements: Post-holder must be willing and able to hold and maintain UK Government security clearances

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.