Accounts Payable Manager

Recruiter
Towergate Insurance Limited
Location
Maidstone, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Ref
1149858338
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purpose of the Role:

Driving senior internal and external stakeholders, the role of the Group Accounts Payable Manager is to: i) manage the ongoing relationship between onshore and offshore Accounts Payable teams, ii) manage the relationship with Procurement, IT and other central functions, iii) manage and coach a team of Accounts Payable administrators to oversee the execution of the Group Accounts Payable workflows inside/outside the ERP; and iv) drive the delivery of the Group P2P solution.

Job Description:
  • Management of the relationship between the onshore and offshore Accounts Payable teams, review of operation and periodic reporting & feedback
  • Management of the relationship between Accounts Payable teams with Procurement, IT and other central teams
  • Managing provision of Accounts Payable cashflow forecasting to Treasury and liaising with the team
  • Review and approve new / modified bank details in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
  • Production of management information on AP activities
  • Review of accounting entries from AP activities, oversee month end process and production of month-end accruals
  • Review of aged supplier ledger / transactional housekeeping
  • Review and approve / reject payment report and ensure that it is complete and accurate
  • Sign-off of all BACS/manual payment requests
  • Develop, coach, support and motivate staff to enhance skills and knowledge

Key Role Accountabilities:

Functional Knowledge/ technical knowledge:
  • Deep understanding of accounts payable concepts and processes
  • Understands financial and accounting terminology and performs accounting processes
  • Deep understanding of D365 PL and payments modules

Business Expertise:
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Good attention to detail / thoroughness
  • Able to build and manage relationships with internal and external Ardonagh stakeholders

Driving continuous improvement and innovation:
  • Problem solving skills required to reduce exceptions that come through from the automated Insurer Reconciliations processes
  • Able to present information in a concise efficient and professional manner

Building self-insight & relationships:
  • Strong relationships with onshore and offshore teams
  • Build and maintain relationships with senior internal stakeholders
  • Takes ownership of supplier problems and ensures they are dealt with quickly

Essential criteria - must be clearly demonstrated on CV
  • High level of process and technical knowledge in the accounts payable processes
  • Previous experience working for clue chip organisations
  • Experience managing off-shore teams
  • Previous experience with P2P three-way matching

Also essential
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Initiative, proactivity, enquiring approach, resourcefulness
  • Adaptability, ability to embrace and respond positively to change
  • Analytical and investigative skills, logical reasoning and problem solving skills - individually and collaboratively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to quickly learn and work with new processes and systems
  • Ability to train others on systems and processes
  • Integrity and assertiveness when dealing with complex / business critical issues
  • Ability to motivate and drive performance of individuals within a team

Desirable - previous experience with Dynamics 365

Please apply online

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