Accounts Payable Operational Lead

BMC Recruitment Group Ltd
£45000 - £53000/annum p.a. plus Additional Benefits
20 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Organisation:

Our client is a Global Blue Chip organisation leading clean, engine technology. They’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.
Their Corporate Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing services to their global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. The integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.
Working on industry leading projects such as Managing a large and high performing functional accounts team in a global finance function, Integrating and improving new finance systems and implementing process improvements.
The Role:
• Primarily for this AP Operational Lead position, you will focus on management of a team of up to two AP leaders (team size approximately 17, with three supervisors);
• Secondary will be to strategically support the implementation of productivity measures and manage to ensure invoices are paid on time;
• You will support with strategic projects and improvements;
• Manage the balance sheet reconciliations and ensure timely/accurate sign off to corporate deadlines;
• Manage the month-end close process and ensure reporting and billing completed to deadlines;
• Ensure SOx compliance for the Accounts Payable function;
• Standardise services and eliminate workarounds to ensure SLA’s are met;
• Management of third party and offshore suppliers;
• Manage AP improvements/projects and day-to-day operational concerns for Accounts Payable.
The Individual:

• A relevant degree in a finance related field or equivalent related work experience;
• Ideally AAT or part Qualified (ACCA / CIMA);
• Strong experience within Accounts Payable;
• Preferably have shared service experience;
• Key to this role will be your proven management skills in an accounts function, with previous responsibility for a medium sized team