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Accounts Payable Team Leader

Sewell Wallis
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20 Jun 2021

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Sewell Wallis are proud to be working on an exclusive basis with one of our most fastest growing, successful clients based in South Leeds.

This is an exciting time to join the business in a newly created role where the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the accounts payable team.

As the Purchase Ledger Team Leader you will report into the Purchase Ledger Manager and will be responsible for the day to day management of the team whilst remaining hands on with the accounting process and ensuring all targets and deadlines are met on a daily and monthly basis. This is a great opportunity to join a warm and welcoming existing team and a company that really do like to invest in their employees through training and development and offer a competitive and generous benefits package.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:-

-Overseeing a team of three Purchase Ledger Clerks to ensure that all tasks are completed to the required standards on a daily basis.
-Assisting the Purchase Ledger Manager with the day to day accounting process.
-Developing the team, identifying key individual strengths and weaknesses and motivating the team when needed.
-Looking at the current systems and processes that are in place and identifying areas for improvement and ways in which the current processes can be streamlined.
-Ensuring that all month end processes and deadlines are adhered to and completing corrections, write offs and carrying out the associated reporting required.
-Assisting with the online banking function and coordinating department and company projects.
-Supporting the existing team and providing weekly and monthly one to ones and carrying out any HR related activities.

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have previous experience of managing/overseeing a Finance team. This experience can come from any area of finance (accounts payable/accounts receivable/bank reconciliations etc).
- Have a full start to finish understanding of the accounts payable process.
-Ideally have experience of producing reconciliations, bank reconciliations or balance sheet.
-Be able to build relationships with the wider finance function and other key stakeholders within and outside of the business.
-Have proven management skills and will be able to motivate team members whilst also remaining hands on with the daily workload.
-Have good system skills and will pick up new software packages easily.

For further information please contact Chloe Wilford.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.
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