Accounts Payable Manager

Inchcape Retail Limited
Liverpool, UK
28 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts Payable / Purchase Ledger Manager - Inchcape Finance Centre, Liverpool

This is full time position working 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Purpose of the Role

The Accounts Payable Manager will work in close cooperation with internal operational customers, the Procurement team, OEMs, key suppliers, and Shared Services colleagues to ensure the efficient processing and management of purchase invoices, supplier payments and queries.

This management role will motivate and lead the Accounts Payable team, maintaining high standards, to ensure that Inchcape is compliant in meeting its financial obligations to suppliers and optimises its working capital by providing visibility of forecast payments.

Job Role & Responsibilities

* Responsible for the AP Team Leaders, providing support, guidance and leading by example to ensure full ownership and accountability for invoice processing, payments, supplier queries and dispute resolution

* Monitor team performance through daily, weekly and monthly KPIs and reporting which are distributed across the wider business

* Ownership of all AP General Ledger balances, ensuring they are fully reconciled, clean and explainable

* Drive a culture of continuous improvement through root cause analysis, data gathering and problem solving

* Work with Finance colleagues to forecast AP and cash payments on a weekly / monthly basis as required

Skills & Experience Required

Customer Focus

* Ability to develop good working relationships with internal customers and stakeholders

* Connects customer needs to internal business processes

* Takes full ownership and accountability of issues to resolution

Operational Focus

* Experience of managing large AP teams (>30) that deliver to high standards

* Ability to drive a culture of compliance, role modelling high standards of personal and professional integrity

* Ability to find simple solutions for complex problems and work effectively to resolve supplier issues and drive win-win outcomes

Business Focus

* Optimises working capital requirements (payments) through effective processes and forecasting

* Works closely with Procurement to ensure efficient supplier set up and adherence to procurement policies

People Focus

* Experience of motivating and leading teams, creating an enjoyable and rewarding working environment

* Advocate for people development and experience of job rotations in order to build a multi-skilled team

Revenue Focus

* Ability to see the bigger picture, connecting invoice processing and the optimisation of working capital to the overall performance and competitiveness of the business

Style & Culture Fit

* The culture and nature of the role requires a continuous improvement mind-set, always looking to deliver to the highest standards and operating to the highest levels of personal and professional integrity

* Naturally inquisitive, seeking ways to improve and deliver value for business colleagues

* Natural leader, comfortable communicating with internal and external stakeholders

Inchcape Colleague Benefits

Accounts Payable Managers will receive a competitive base salary along with great benefits including:

* 22 days holiday, rising to 25 after 5 years' service

* Company Pension Scheme

* Life Assurance

* Discount gym membership

* Vehicle purchase discount

* Employee Advantage - retail discounts with over 3000 retailers

* Cycle to work scheme

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