Share this Job
Posted Date:  23-Sep-2022
Posting End Date:  09/10/2022
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Finance and Assurance
Salary (£):  up to £22,250

Accounts Payable Associate




Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.


With that in mind, we take a keen interest in investing across our financial operations and we make sure our suppliers are paid on time. We’re now looking to recruit an Accounts Payable Associate to join our highly driven Finance team to help contribute to the efficient operation of our overall activity.  


You’ll support the process from Procurement through to payments being made and you’ll make sure all invoices are paid to the agreed payment terms in line with company expectations. You’ll also enjoy working to targets and deadlines, be self-motivated and a problem solver with high levels of attention to detail.


So, are you an Accounts Payable Associate with strong, proven experience in dealing with accounting procedures?


Well, if you are, read on.




Your key accountabilities in helping us will be:


  • Ensuring payment reaches the supplier with agreed payment terms, processing invoice (both electronic and paper) against Purchase Orders and GRNs
  • Resolving problems relating to orders and workflows, liaise with and build relationships within the business, as well as our external suppliers
  • Actively deal with ad hoc tasks as when necessary within your own team as well as others
  • Communicate best practice to suppliers and our own internal users
  • Using your experience of general accounting procedures, taxation principles of VAT and Excel to support the Accounts Payable team





Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.


We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.


We do more, because we care.




It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  • Salary up to £22,250
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £1,150 per annum based on company performance)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two volunteering days per year




Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.


To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media.