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Accounts Payable Team Leader

Churchill Services
Gateshead, UK
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4 Feb 2021

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Accounts Payable Team Leader


At Churchill, we put our people first so that they can deliver outstanding service to our clients. We recognise that our client's environment reflects their brand and provides a better workplace for their people. We never compromise on quality and are unrivalled in our attention to detail.

We are searching for an Accounts Payable Team Leader to support the Supervisor of the Accounts Payable team, ensuring correct records are maintained, which will satisfy the external auditors and ensure all suppliers are paid in a prompt manner

Do you have what it takes to join our team? Do you have recent experience managing a team? Are you experienced in and passionate about Accounts Payable? Can you work in a fast-paced environment?

This is an opportunity for you to be part of a business, built on strong foundations, named in The Sunday Times, Grant Thornton Top Track 250, Britain's private mid-market growth companies. We are driven to Always Do Right and we are looking for people who share our values. Our independence gives us the freedom to do what we believe in. We believe it's our responsibility to do right by our clients, our society and our planet.

As an Accounts Payable Team Leader, you will be responsible for:

Supporting the management of the supplier base and payment of invoices, in accordance with Group policies.
Ensuring Invoices are scanned, distributed, authorised and processed in a timely manner.
Management of the invoice authorisation process.
Timely resolution of supplier queries with budget holders.
Monthly supplier statement reconciliations, dealing with and resolving any account anomalies as they arise.
Supplier payment runs in accordance with timetable.
Timely closure of purchase ledger at month end in accordance with management accounts deadline.
Regular review of aged creditors with the relevant members of the team.
Management and creation of new supplier accounts and master creditors.
Liaising with stakeholders, maintaining Excel spreadsheets and any other ad hoc tasks required by management. As an Accounts Payable Team Leader, you will have the following expertise and attributes:

Proven previous experience managing a team within Accounts Payable / Purchase Ledger.
Flexible, punctual and able to meet multiple deadlines
Confident, self-motivated with excellent attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Be commercially minded with ability to deliver a high level of customer service.
Detailed knowledge of Accounting and IT systems
Highly organised with a 'can do' approach
Able to identify problems and make decisions, taking appropriate action to resolve
Competent user of Microsoft packages with expert level Excel skills Our commitment to Equality. Diversity and Inclusion, we are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process
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