Accounts Payable Manager

  • Job Reference: 705434974-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Macildowie Recruitment and Retention
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Salary: £50,000 to £55,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Macildowie are currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Manager working for a business based in Leicestershire. As the Accounts Payable Manager you will have a wider team of 9 with 2 direct reports and you will also be supported by a team of c14 in our offshore team. In this role you will manage and lead the Accounts Payable team ensuring accurate, efficient and timely processing of the business' accounts payable transactions and outbound payments with the support of robotics. You will also devise and implement process improvements, participate in project initiatives and interpret and act upon management information. With this in mind we are looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Manager who is highly motivated, can work at pace and can deliver results whilst also juggling multiple work streams and projects. You will also be an excellent communicator with the ability to influence at all levels, and have experience working in a changing environment with systems transformation THE ROLE & YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: Recruit, manage, develop and train the non-branded accounts payable team and oversee the activities of the supporting offshore resource Ensure that appropriate controls are in place and strictly followed at all stages of the process and all procedures are properly documented Monitor and ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements, including VAT and Prompt PaymentInterface with the wider business to support on any issues and encourage best practice, timely invoice submission & approvalIdentify tasks for the robotics & offshore resource to ensure optimal use of the head office team and lead on resource planning to ensure that the team are able to consistently meet the needs of the business as it changes and growsMonitor and maximise the productivity of the departmentOwnership of weekly balance sheet reconciliations for the department along with provision of commentaries on trend analysis and for variances against forecastMonitor, interpret and act upon management information reporting and devise new reporting as required to support the objectives of the teamCoordinate regular supplier payment runs to ensure accuracy and timely approval for (c. £3b of supplier payments each year)Support on projects and system upgrades as required and coordinate any associated testingSupport on cash flow monitoring activitiesManage supplier relationships to provide a first class service EXPERIENCE SOUGHT IN THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: An excellent people manager with experience managing, developing and motivating high performance accounts payable teams within a fast paced and challenging environment A change manager, who will champion and deliver continuous improvement and efficiency, manage projects and support business growth whilst enabling teams to succeed by providing them with the right tools and knowledge A proven track record of delivering results together with an ability to plan, prioritise and juggle multiple work streams and projects whilst working to strict deadlines An effective communicator who builds strong business relationships internally and externally and is confident in leading discussions and able to influence at all levels Experience devising, implementing and ensuring compliance with effective controls within a finance settingStrong planning and organisational skills

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