Accounts Payable Team Leader

Severalls Industrial Park, UK
28 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts Payable Team Leader | £50 Million Global eCommerce Brand
Competitive Salary Package (DOE) + Benefits

We are a global eCommerce business selling high quality sports nutrition products directly to consumers at the lowest possible prices. The company was formed in 2005 and has grown rapidly. It has a 60,000 square foot warehouse and manufacturing facility based in Colchester, Essex and a 100,000 square foot distribution centre in Wroclaw, Poland. We are a highly ambitious business and is targeting revenues of more than £50 million having grown its top line at around 40% per annum over the past three years.

Reporting to the Accounts Manager of the Finance Department, the Accounts Payable Team Leader will be responsible for 2 direct reports, overseeing Supplier relations, Invoice queries, Goods In discrepancies and development of a growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within an expanding Finance Team and a growing business.

Accounts Payable Team Leader Key Accountabilities:

+ Ensure purchase invoices are accurately processed and in a timely manner
+ Supervise and manage the overall Accounts Payable function
+ Resolve all purchase orders, invoice and payment queries, working with both internal and external stakeholders
+ Manage the Accounts Payable Assistant's performance appraisals, individual development, absence management etc
+ Responsible for ensuring company purchasing policies and procedures are adhered to at all times whilst proactively identifying improvements to current processes
+ Ensure all Accounts Payable tasks are completed in line with month end deadlines
+ Reviewing purchase ledger on a monthly basis ensuring allocations have been completed correctly and investigating any balances in query
+ Record accruals and prepayments at the end of each month
+ Reviewing GRNI on a weekly basis and liaise with Warehouse Goods In team to ensure stock corrections are correctly handled
+ Ownership of landed costs
+ Generate weekly payment run
+ Update the fixed asset register at the end of each month and report on variance between budget and invoiced/committed Capital spend YTD
+ Approving suppliers on Purchase Ordering system
+ Work closely with the Polish Accountant to ensure invoices are managed appropriately across both locations
+ Monitor Accounts Payable mailbox to ensure requests are dealt with in a timely manner
+ Inputting supplier invoices
+ Travel to the London office may be required on occasion to support and provide guidance to other departments
+ Complete adhoc duties as required by management and the wider business

Ideal Candidate Specification:

+ Preferably AAT level 4 qualified
+ Experience operating ERP systems and processes; proficient in the use of MS Office (Intermediate Excel) and financial management software (experience with Sage 200 would be an advantage)
+ Minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar role
+ Articulate and strong communication skills both internally and externally
+ Energetic and highly motivated
+ Able to work to tight deadlines to ensure on time reporting to the management team
+ Assist with the yearly audit where required
+ Experience managing a small team
+ Ability to drive process changes throughout the business when required
+ Strong knowledge in Stock and Service purchasing, preferably with experience in international trading
+ Good understanding of EU VAT recognition in Cross-border transactions is desirable

Salary, Hours & Benefits:

+ Working hours: 9am - 6pm, 5 days a week
+ Competitive Salary Package (DOE) + Benefits
+ Location: Colchester

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