Accounts Payable Manager

Towergate Insurance Limited
Maidstone, UK
23 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
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

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