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Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable Section is responsible for processing the majority of North Ayrshire Council's invoices.

The remainder of North Ayrshire Council’s invoices are processed by the Social Services Finance Section.

Our Terms

Unless specific contract terms have been agreed, the standard North Ayrshire Council payment terms are 30 days from receipt of a valid invoice. We aim to process and pay as many invoices as possible within this timeframe.

Invoices without the required valid details (eg contact details, PO Number), will not be processed or paid until all valid information is provided by the supplier. Payment may therefore be delayed.

Good Invoicing Practice Guide for Suppliers

Our Good Invoicing Practice (PDF, 36kb) aims to reduce delays in payments to suppliers.

Failure to provide invoices with the correct information will result in your invoice being returned to you unpaid. Any amended invoices should be re-dated. Payment terms will take effect from date of receipt of the amended invoice.

Payment by BACS

North Ayrshire Council intends to pay its suppliers through the Bank Automated Clearance System (BACS) rather than by cheque.

The first payment from North Ayrshire Council will be made by cheque. We will send you a form to set up BACS for future payments.

As part of the BACS payment, you'll receive all future remittance advices by email detailing payments being credited. You, therefore, must provide an email address on the form.

Contact Accounts Payable

Email

accountspayable@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01294 324569

Contact Social Services Finance

Telephone

  • General enquiries: 01294 317758 or 317764
  • Direct payments: 01294 324682
  • Learning disabilities: 01294 324629
  • Mental health: 01294 324620
  • Older people: 01294 324673 or 324691 or 324630 or 324645 or 324032
  • Children and families: 01294 324029 or 324759
  • Physical disabilities: 01294 324750