Accounts Team Leader

Recruiter
Shepherd Stubbs
Location
Kempston
Posted
12 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The title of this role is Transactional Team Leader within the accounts team. You will be dealing with the accounts for our clients group of companies and duties will include:
Management and development of the transactional team members.
• Oversee the purchase ledger. Responsible for processing all purchase invoices, credit card payments, expense claims, petty cash, inter-company charges, month-end reconciliation of ledgers and maintaining prepayment schedules.
• Oversee the sales ledger. Responsible for processing all bank receipts, credits and refunds, monthly sales ledger journals, monthly sales ledger reconciliation's, some customer invoicing and inter company transfers, working with relevant operational teams to ensure ledgers are tidy, and credit control activities.
• Oversee the posting of bank transactions and reconciliation's for all bank accounts within the Group.
• Work closely with, and provide information and assistance to, the management accountants and other colleagues in the preparation of monthly accounts, forecasts, budgets etc.
• Work alongside Group Operations Accountant to prepare financial information including monthly management accounts, budgets, reforecasts and any other adhoc information for CLS. Preparing monthly journals and assisting with balance sheet recs.
• Prepare and submit VAT returns for the Group.
• Prepare and maintain cash flow forecasts for the Group.
• Liaise with auditors and assist with the annual audit.
• Responsibility and lead contact for the Group credit cards, including maintaining the schedule of card holders.
• Maintaining financial process and procedure documents including authorised signatories, fuel and expenses forms, finance manual.
• Oversee the annual archiving for the department including completion of all relevant storage records.
• Responsible for the maintenance of the operating lease control schedule.
• Work with alongside team members to ensure smooth implantation of new finance systems and process improvements.
• Deliver a high level of customer service in both written and verbal communication
• Deliver customer service in line with Customer Service Standards
• Undertake training consistent with developing skills relevant to those duties and responsibilities of the role.
• Undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibility as may be required from time to time.
Person Specification
Qualifications Skills and Knowledge
Essential
• Previous experience of managing an accounts team.
• Strong management and leadership skills.
• Able to demonstrate previous Purchase and Sales Ledger experience.
• Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns.
• Must be confident with using Microsoft Office software, including advanced skills in Excel.
• The ability to maintain a high level of accuracy at all times
• Proven experience of a flexible approach to working arrangements within the accounting function.
• Able to demonstrate an understanding of customer service excellence in both written and verbal communication.
• Qualified AAT Technician or equivalent.
Desirable • Experience of using Sage 200.
• Experience of and an understanding of VAT partial exemption rules.
• Experience within an educational, membership or the legal sector organisation.
Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours
• Technical knowledge: uses the required technical knowledge and skills to carry out role successfully
• Communication skills: communicates effectively with wide range of people both verbally and in writing
• Analytical skills: looks objectively at situations and finds alternative and creative solutions to a variety of issues, able to review and analyse information and data to present management information in a user-friendly format
• Self-development: demonstrates interest in developing own skills and knowledge
• Commercial awareness: understands own role in light of the department and the organisation
• Organisational skills: manages own and others' time and resources effectively for department to deliver to agreed standards and timescales
• Flexibility: adapts quickly and positively to new or changing circumstances and demands
• Innovation: initiates, identifies and drives ways to do things more efficiently and economically, approaches changing needs of the organisation positively
• Leadership skills: sets an example for team members, supports and seeks opportunities for team member development
• Accountability: Seeks clarity and ensures own work is delivered to agreed standards and timescales and reports on progress
• Relationship management: works effectively with others within the
• Resilience: able to remain calm and measured while under pressure
• Commitment: adopts a focused approach and is persistent in the achievement of quality and results
• Teamworking: supports team constructively by carrying out tasks effectively, towards achievement of team/function's objectives
• Understands the importance of customer service excellence and always adopts a professional approach

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