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Accounts Payable Team Leader

Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Leeds, UK
Closing date
6 Dec 2020

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Accounts Payable Team Leader

Level of role - AG Level 2
Department - Finance, Accounts Payable
Reporting Line - Business Services Finance Manager

The Firm At

Addleshaw Goddard we not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. A natural choice for FTSE100 clients and for the best talent, our people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued. We put ourselves in our clients' shoes, as part of a team of effective business people as well as efficient lawyers.

Purpose of the Role

The Accounts Payable Team Leader role is a key role in terms of ensuring the Accounts Payable (AP) team provide accurate and timely processing of supplier invoices across Addleshaw Goddard. The AP Team in Leeds support Addleshaw Goddard globally, in line with agreed service levels.


The following list of duties is not exhaustive but gives a flavour of the duties the Accounts Payable Team Leader will undertake:

Supervision of the AP team including the line management of 4 direct reports.
Ensuring AP team are meeting business SLA's
Supervise and review workloads daily/weekly reporting the output of the team to Finance Manager.
Hands on approach when required
Conduct performance reviews, including annual and interim appraisals as well as developing and motivating the team
Ensuring all invoices are processed in line with Firms policies and procurement mandates
Dealing with multi-currency payments via Internet banking platforms
Reviewing UK payment batches via BACS software
Ensuring all partner and staff expenses are processed in line with Travel and Accommodation policy Ensure that AP team maintain effective supplier, and internal stakeholder relationships
Work closely with senior management team.
Knowledge, skills and experience required (bespoke to role)

Support transformation of Purchase-to-pay processes and implementation of a new ERP system (included involvement in training and UAT)
System control duties on our expense & P to P systems
Excellent attention to detail & numeracy essential
Ability to work on own Initiative, work well under pressure and to deadlines
Developing strong relationships with all key stakeholders ensuring that all UK & overseas invoices are entered accurately and that supplier queries are dealt with in a professional and timely manner
A good team player the candidate should have a strong desire and willingness to adapt learn.
Strong background working in a fast paced Accounts Payable environment with a can do attitude
Strong team leading skills with a proven track record in leading, coaching and motivating a team
Man management experience including, PDP's, appraisal's, performance management
Excellent knowledge of UK VAT rules, and overseas equivalent.
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Excellent IT skills including Excel
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