Head of Accounts Payable

BMC Recruitment Group Ltd
Newcastle upon Tyne
£50000 - £55000/annum p.a. plus Additional Benefits
20 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Organisation:

Our client is a Blue Chip organisation with over 100 years’ experience. They work throughout the UK and USA, with businesses in Canada, the Middle East and South East Asia. Priding themselves on having expert teams which are trusted to deliver a broad range of services across a variety of sectors.

This position will be reporting directly into the Finance Director and you will be running the AP and sub-contract teams. You will be developing the team-leaders and ensuring a robust controlled process which achieves agreed service levels.

You will be comfortable working across Heads of Functions, Directors and across Procurement. This role will have three team-leader reports therefore your personality will be a key element to this role.

The Role:

• Primarily for this Head of Accounts Payable position, you will develop and influence the strategy of Procure to Pay and work with the P2P leadership in Procurement and Finance to develop and implement P2P strategy;
• Secondary focus will be to drive excellence in purchase to pay processes and drive standardisation and simplification in P2P across the Strategic Business Units;
• You will identify good practice in the business and transfer to other parts of the business;
• You will introduce standardised, automated key performance and exception indicators to measure and manage process performance and will support the P2P manager and the Development Manager with the implementation of transformational activities for example;
• Help in the introduction of a supplier portal or E-Business to Business functionality and support on the implementation of a new process for electronic invoicing;
• Drive standardisation of P2P solutions across the SBU’s at category level e.g. aggregates, plant, services;
• Present solutions to Senior Leadership to aide decision-making;
• Work with Suppliers and the AP Key Supplier Team to improve current processes for suppliers.

The Individual:

• Have proven experience of managing a medium sized Accounts Payable team;
• Possess excellent working knowledge of the AP & P2P process;
• Be comfortable running a large team with complex deliverables in a matrix organization;
• You will have excellent problem solving skills and an ability to communicate effectively with Senior management and stakeholders;
• Excellent collaborator and ability to influence and implement change across functions;
• Team working skills as the role is a key member of the leadership team of Accounting Services;
• Preferable exposure to other elements of Finance and or the P2P process;
• People development in a challenging environment;
• Any user expertise with Oracle, HFM and OneSource would be beneficial, but definitely NOT essential