Finance Team Leader (Accounts Payable & Credit Control)

Recruiter
Beck Pollitzer
Location
Dartford
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purpose of role

-To lead cash management and cash forecasting activities, and support the Finance Manager in ensuring timely reporting and processing of financial transactions.
-To drive continuous improvements and increase the efficiency of the transactional finance team.
Main Responsibilities

Reporting

- Cash management
- Supporting the Finance Manager in the production of budgets / forecasts,
- Management Information/KPI reporting
- Month end reporting sales ledger and purchase ledger
- Producing month end balance sheet reconciliations
- Liaising with other finance areas and other departments to ensure efficient and seamless reporting
- Ad hoc analyses and reporting as directed by the Finance Manager

Credit Controls

- Monitoring and managing customer credit limits and risks
- Reviewing and defining credit control processes
- Carrying out credit checks for new customers
- Reviewing debtors regularly with Finance Manager and
- Engineering/Functional Managers
- Preparing necessary legal action paperwork for solicitors
- Approving credit notes
- Setting up new customers
- Writing off bad debts

Accounts Payable

- Managing payments to suppliers in line with contractual arrangements
- Working with the operations team on contractual terms, resolving issues with operations team and suppliers
- Ensuring team maintains good relationships with suppliers
- Ensuring adequate controls are in place and are regularly performed with due care (e.g. supplier statement reconciliations, authorising new vendors or changes etc.)
- Ensuring efficient records of company purchases on accounts system
- Purchase ledger and expense payment runs
- Processing Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) returns

Supervision

- Providing leadership, guidance and support to Finance Assistants, and encouraging the implementation of best practice in order to achieve set targets.
- Managing all direct line reports in accordance with Company procedures and standards.
- Motivating the transactional team and handling queries raised by the team
- Conducting 1-1’s and appraisal/development meetings with direct reports
- Exhibiting positive role model behaviour ensuring an environment that promotes an open culture, fosters collaboration and enables continuous improvement and development.
- Identifying problems at an early stage and finding creative solutions.
- Communicating fully all situations that may affect the team’s ability to meet standards or deadlines.
- Ensuring all company policies, systems and procedures are adhered to.
- Developing company policies, systems and procedures that respond to the requirements of the business.

General

- Ensuring all sales and purchase ledger routines are completed in a timely and accurate manner
- Assisting with change projects and process implementation
- Driving UK process improvements and increasing efficiency
- Attending meetings with key stakeholders as required

Characteristics, Experience & Qualifications required

Essential

- Significant Accounts Payable and Credit Control experience
- Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
- Good communication skills
- Customer focused with a drive to achieve
- Supervisory experience
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Accurate and efficient inputter
- IT literate – Advanced Excel & Word
- Problem solving skills
- Numerate and logical
- Cash forecasting
- Knowledge of litigation

Desirable

- Experience of using Focal Point or Dimensions
- Relevant Finance qualification

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