Head of Accounts Payable

Support Services Group
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Accounts Payable - Superb career opportunity


Excellent Salary depending on experience plus benefits package.

Our client an expanding Shared Services Centre requires a highly experienced manager to manage a very large team of accountancy personnel.

Reporting to the CEO in this role you will oversee all aspects of a large accounts payable function. Staff numbers will exceed 60 and volume of transactions are extremely high, spanning multiple ledgers.

The person will plan, organise and manage the operations and activities of a centralised accounts function.

Create and implement changes to processes and procedures to meet operational needs, improve accuracy and efficiency of the accounts function.

The role requires a conscientious Manager who can demonstrate a successful proven track record within a Global/large Organisation. Extremely client and supplier focused, resilient and determined individual who can motivate a team into meeting tight deadlines and providing accurate analytical reporting in line with Client contractual requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide leadership and Management of the Creative Accounts Payable Team, responsible for recruitment, training & motivation and development needs of the Team.

  • Managing the function; responsible for monitoring and overseeing timely and accurate input of supplier invoices, payment of supplier accounts within contractual terms and the resolution of all queries.

  • Provide strong and improving customer service to all clients.

  • Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies to ensure adherence to company guidelines.

  • Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information.

  • Ensure correct handling of complex payment issues and client complaints that have been escalated.

  • Management of all invoice processing, supplier payments, query management and supplier portal functions. - Direct line management of supervisors. - Leading and managing change - Implementation and roll out of new systems. - Identifying and implementing process improvements

  • Perform annual staff appraisals & objective settings.

  • Attend meetings where required.

  • Maintain portfolio’s of supplier reconciliations requirements.

  • Maintain a Timetable of Accounts Payable payment requirements.

  • Ensure all payments are made with contractual guidelines, and all statutory deductions are made and paid to the Inland Revenue

  • Ensure all annual and internal audit requirements are addressed in a timely and complete manner, audit packs and samples available by agreed timetable


    • Substantial experience managing Accounts Teams
    • Strong Excel skills preferred
    • Recruitment and selection experience required
    • Training and Induction experience required
    • Performance review and evaluations
    • Partnership working with all other teams
    • Process Improvement experience required
    • As this is a senior-level role with supervisory responsibilities, 5 or more years of work experience in the accounts field is preferred. Proven track record in managing a large team and can demonstrate expertise in motivating and developing.

    • a strong client service approach, quality control is key.

    • Confident in managing and building relationships both internally and externally.

    • Flexible attitude to achieve results.

    • Calm under pressure.

    • Knowledge of principles, practices, regulations, and procedures as they relate to purchasing and accounts payable.
    • Experience of root cause analysis and process improvement is desirable.

    If interested in this amazing opportunity please forward your CV to Anna Maguire