Accounts Payable Manager - Impressive Remuneration Package

Sharp Consultancy
11 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Excellent opportunity for a highly efficient and experienced Accounts Payable Manager to join my client based in Harrogate. The relevant candidate will be required on an interim basis for the next 6 months to run the (mostly) new AP team, assist with the continued integration of the new ERP system within the department and the day to day management of a high volume of existing client accounts.

Duties include:

*Responsible for the direction, execution and performance of the Accounts Payable function
*Ensure operational targets and objectives are met in line with given targets
*Handle complex issues and queries and strive to reduce errors
*Ensure team members are sufficiently trained and resourced
*Manage the Accounts Payable team on a day to day basis, ensuring that all members of the team maintain high levels of performance and accuracy
*Ensure Accounts Payable processes are actioned within agreed SLAs and KPIs.
*Ensure all processes are in line with SOX compliance
*Act as senior escalation point for the team
*Deal with internal and external queries regarding invoices and payments
*Ensure that reconciliations of supplier statements are performed and any issues resolved.
*Assist the FD with ad hoc reporting

Required skills:

*Previous managerial experience within Accounts Payable is essential
*Strong leadership and motivational skills
*Strives to provide exceptional levels of customer service
*Continuously looks for ways to improve processes / drive efficiency
*Strong understanding of accounting pertaining to accounts payable
*Hands-on operational experience
*Excellent working knowledge of Excel
*Excellent attention to detail.
*Excellent communication skills with suppliers and other members of staff

This is an urgent requirement with the start date being as soon 2 weeks' time, so relevant candidate must be available before the end of the month (May). Interviews running at the end of this week/ start of next.

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 20 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from Finance Administrators through to Senior Finance Director's appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.