Accounts Payable Team Leader FTC

Leamington Spa
28000.00 - 29000.00 GBP Annual + GBP28000 - GBP29000/annum
18 Jun 2018
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
A hands on role to manage the Accounts Payable team within the Transactional Finance function. Provide management support to all colleagues, focusing equally on colleague engagement and departmental efficiency. Responsible for the payment and reconciliation of all AP documents on the ledger and reconciling the AP Control accounts on a monthly basis. Maintain and reconcile the supplier accounts, responding efficiently and courteously to all queries. Ensure all the relevant Transactional Finance policies are followed across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

Line Management

* Manage the Accounts Payable team, ensuring the recruitment, induction, performance review and performance management of colleagues is carried out effectively and in accordance with company policies.
* Manage the team by monitoring against kpis and targets.
* Provide support, advice and encouragement across the team, coaching individuals where required.
* Manage workload and resources to ensure that all period end deadlines are achieved.

Accounts Payable Processing

* A hands on role, processing payment runs and reconciling accounts.
* Ensure accurate payment and reconciliation of all relevant documents and payment runs.
* Manage the processing, review and payment of personal expenses.
* Drive efficiencies and increase controls within all processes, supporting the Transactional Finance Manager in researching and imbedding best practice and optimising the use of technology.
* Ensure the Department adheres strictly to controls, policies and procedures.
* Maintain excellent supplier relations.
* Ensure control accounts are reconciled every period end and reconciling items are dealt with promptly.
* Take responsibility for monitoring and controlling the aged creditor report.
* Ensure all relevant supplier statements are reconciled and reviewed as required for internal purposes and for the purposes of the external audit.
* Review, maintain and regularly exceed Service Level Agreements. Develop formal procedures alongside monitoring and feedback mechanisms.
* Ensure Accounts Payable policies and procedures are followed across the department, carrying out periodic processing audits and reviews.
* Identify and implement ways the area can be run more cost effectively.

Dimension of the Role

* Reports to: Transactional Finance Manager
* Responsibility for 2 direct reports.
* Key internal contacts are the Senior Finance Managers and Senior Operational Management teams.
* Key external contacts are the suppliers and auditors