Accounts Payable Team Leader

Pure 4 Recruitment Limited
Weybridge, UK
19 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is looking to recruit an Accounts Payable Team Leader who has experience in managing staff. This role will be looking after 4 other members in the team.

The role involves the timely payment of invoices and staff expenses and, as a direct result of so many stakeholders, is a very high profile role dealing with members of staff at all levels and all suppliers.

Key Responsibilities
  1. Management of the supplier invoice cycle
  2. Management, maintenance and weekly/monthly reporting on Aged Creditors and the status of invoices/expenses in the Document Management system "SIMPLER"
  3. Manage the payment runs for supplier invoices, employee expenses & payroll
  4. Ensure suppliers are paid within agreed payment terms
  5. Ownership of the external payment reporting requirements
  6. Ensure employee cash and corporate credit card expenses are in line with company policy
  7. Actively chase and approve key supplier statement reconciliations
  8. Monitoring the weekly Corporate credit card "delinquent" employees report

Person Specification

  • Basic accounting qualifications such as AAT or accounting degree

Profile of person
  • Self starter who enjoys working on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic and personable. A very good communicator. Not afraid to pick up the phone or talk to people direct. Natural ability to liaise with all levels across the group and integrate well as part of a team.
  • Flexible in approach to working hours, to achieve deadlines
  • Someone who can demonstrate good organisation skills and ability to multi task

  • Evidence of successful management of a high volume purchase ledger within a busy finance department demonstrating a "manager" attitude rather than "processor" approach
  • Competent with general accounting (including preparation of journals and balance sheet reconciliations)
  • Good working knowledge of the VAT rules around invoices and expense claims. Ability to spot problems or VAT issues
  • Can clearly demonstrate experience of designing, running and controlling monthly reports to ensure the smooth running of Accounts Payable

  • Evidence of ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Good organisational skills is a must
  • Able to multi task
  • Experience of managing a team in a fast paced environment
  • Able to understand the full detail of a workflow system
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail is imperative
  • Computer literate with intermediate Excel skills
  • Experience of Sage 200.
  • Flexible in approach to working hours to achieve deadlines e.g. payment run days and month end close
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential due to the frequent liaison with senior management

Only relevant candidates will be contacted

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