Accounts Payable Manager - Property

Goodman Masson
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading London Property business is looking to bring on board an Accounts Payable Manager to lead a team in a growing and ambitious business.

The right candidate will have experience in:

*Financial control design, implementation and overhaul where required;
*Automated AP workflow process implementation ;
*Ability to drive continuous improvement, adopting best practice where possible, and good working knowledge of typical large business processes;
*Proven experience in motivating, coaching and developing a team;
*Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with both financial and non-financial employees, senior management and external stakeholders;
*Problem solver;
*Attention to detail;
*Delivery focused with an ability to work to tight deadlines;
*A 'Can Do and Will Do' attitude;
*High levels of determination, persistence, resilience, commitment, and ambition.

Responsibilities will include:

*Work closely with the Administration and Operation teams across the UK and overseas to ensure invoices are paid within vendor payment terms;
*Develop the AP team to support a large international business;
*Manage and continuously develop a new automated AP cycle (EBIS);
*Manage supplier and banking queries/relationships;
*Manage employee expenses system including providing support during busy periods;
*Detailed review of weekly payment run;
*Critically reviewing the accounts payable control environment, and working to develop and implement robust controls, policies and processes to meet the demands of our rapidly growing group;
*Taking full ownership of the accounts payable process including maintenance and accuracy of the payable ledgers;
*Managing the monthly close of accounts payable information and supporting the accounting team with reporting and analysis;
*Assist with the preparation of the year-end audit file and liaison with auditors relating to the AP ledger;
*Implement and own routine reporting (daily/weekly/monthly) of KPIs at the team and individual levels, implement a Quality control process to insure service levels meet the agreed targets.;
*Supporting other areas of finance, including Accounting, Treasury, Financial Reporting, and Commercial Finance in other Ad hoc queries.

Other duties:
*Ensure process manual is fully up to date and all controls and processes in both teams are documented;
*Staff appraisals and development (team of 3);
*Contribute to the continuous improvement and effectiveness of the finance function;
*Business partnering with key contacts in the departments;
*Ad hoc queries from the business