Accounts Payable Team Leader

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Location
City Of London
Salary
£20,000 to £30,000 DOE
Posted
16 Feb 2017
Closes
16 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Accounts Payable Team Leader

Our client is currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Team Leader to support a team of 6 AP reports, working to ensure weekly, monthly deadlines are meet and ensuring that controls and processes are adhered to.

Our client is the market leading and most recognised provider of services in their sector in the UK. They operate from over 500 locations and have a client portfolio that includes institutional investors, corporate and private, as well as local authorities and NHS trusts. With an annual turnover of over £? billion they serve more than 60 million customers a year.

Their sector has seen huge, exciting changes in the last decade and will continue to see innovations that transform their business as well as their customer journey. As technologies available to our client evolve, it offers greater opportunities to create a service proposition of today, tomorrow and the future.

Accounts Payable Team Leader - Main Responsibilities

- Support, coach and mentor a team of 6 Accounts Payable staff, identifying training and development needs
- Responsible for key supplier accounts and the end to end process
- Ensure all ledgers are maintained, supplier and customer reconciliations are completed accurately and on time
- Responsible for the aged creditors and debtors
- Assist with improving the current KPIs and develop new KPIs
- Review the current PO system and project manage the move to a new system
- Review current controls and implement improvements
- Provide Cashflow forecasting to the Assistant Financial Controller
- Ensure compliance with supplier set up's within the system
- Develop strong relationship with key suppliers
- Work with the Property Finance team in Manchester (occasional travel to Manchester will be required) to ensure the service levels for their rent and rate suppliers are properly managed
- Rectify any miss postings in a timely manner
- Be part of the team for one of the key points of contact with the Auditors for the systems audit and end of year audit
- Ensure compliance with supplier set up
- Work with the Tax Accountant to ensure all VAT is recorded correctly.

Accounts Payable Team Leader - The Ideal Candidate

- Finance qualification is desirable
- A-level education or higher
- Experience of Oracle is preferable
- Experience of working with Purchase to Pay systems is desirable
- Experience of working with Web expense systems is desirable
- Ability to work to tight deadlines
- Strong previous Accounts Payable experience
- Great attention to detail
- Good IT skills
- Team Player, willing to learn and help drive initiatives forward
- Excellent communication skills and good telephone manner
- Willingness to support changes and improvements to increase efficiency
- Knowledge of the retail, hospitality or property sectors is preferable
- Multi-site operations experience is desirable
- Experience of dealing with multiple rent payment runs is desirable
- Ability to build professional relationships with wide range of stakeholders
- Service driven and professional
- Highly motivated, able to work independently and in a team
- Enthusiastic approach to change