Ledgers Team Leader

Recruiter
Trafford Housing Trust
Location
Manchester
Posted
16 Feb 2019
Closes
03 Mar 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Trafford Housing Trust (THT) is an independent housing company providing more than 9,000 quality affordable homes within the Trafford area of Manchester. We are a “profit-for-purpose” organisation, striving for a society transformed, free from poverty, inequality and injustice. We are also a Times Top 100 employer and have Gold status IIP accreditation.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Ledgers Team Leader to manage the Ledgers team. The main responsibilities of the role are as follows:

* For all elements of the Ledgers Team activities, develop, agree and report against Finance Promises and KPIs that are aligned to customer expectations; drive continuous improvement in the services provided to the Trust.

* To develop Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger and Cash Handling financial procedures that reflect best practice and a robust environment of financial control

* To ensure controls are in place to mitigate potential risk of fraud, misappropriation and error and continually review to ensure these remain appropriate and effective.

* Be able to analyse, document, and identify opportunities for process improvements

* Develop relationships with internal customers, understand their requirements and ensure services are delivered to meet their needs;

* Work in partnership with Trust colleagues to implement and embed effective payment handling systems for the receipt of rent / other payments that meet the requirements of the Trust’s external customers.

* Act as custodian of the Purchase Ledger system (eBis) and associated applications; work in partnership with ICT colleagues to ensure the system is maintained and updated appropriately to meet statutory and business’ requirements.

* Maintain up-to-date authorised signatory registers for invoice approval, payment submission and cheque signing in line with Financial Regulations; ensure these are updated continually to reflect changes in staffing, and that all authorisations are in accordance with approval limits.

* Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of VAT requirements in relation to invoicing and ensure processes and practices for both Sales and Purchase Ledger meet the legal requirements of HMRC.

It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of leading highly efficient purchase and sales ledger functions. They must be able to manage, motivate, coach and develop high performing teams and individuals.

Experience of developing and implementing performance reporting / KPI metrics is also essential, as is the ability to demonstrate experience of being able to successfully manage and implement large change projects with the departments / teams that they have managed.

The successful candidate must be able to plan and prioritise both individual and team workloads, whilst meeting challenging deadlines. A strong understanding of systems, how they operate and how they can be developed to improve working practices is also important for this role.

Trafford Housing Trust encourages a healthy work/life balance and we offer an attractive benefits package for employees, as well as a competitive and transparent system of pay and reward. These benefits include excellent training and development opportunities, a salary sacrifice child care voucher scheme, generous holidays and access to the Social Housing Defined Contribution pension scheme.

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