A bit about us Arcus aim to lead the way for Engineering through outstanding service & reliability delivered by exceptional people. We specialise in providing planned and reactive maintenance services to the retail sector whilst adhering to our core values - Do it SIMPLY , Do it WELL , Do it WITH PASSION which underpin everything we do Your new role The Accounts Payable Manager will have overall responsibility for managing the efficient daily running of the accounts payable department, ensuring that purchase invoices are properly accounted and processed according to the company policies and procedures; that payments are made to all creditors within the agreed contract terms and in accordance with current available funds and that the necessary records and reports are maintained. This role will also be responsible for developing a framework of continuous improvement, implementing and managing operational goals and KPI's and monitoring achievements of performance and profit objectives. This is a pivotal role in our finance division where you will play a key part and in our ongoing growth and success. What you'll be leading on You will ensure accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency in processing to align with operational needs You will build strong relationships and work closely with suppliers to ensure efficiency in processes; ensure swift resolution of all payments or billing issues with suppliers, identifying and resolving the source of issues in an effective manner You will manage monthly closing of accounts payable to agreed deadlines ensuring accuracy of financial statements, including determination of unposted invoice accruals for major suppliers; completion of supplier statement reconciliations in accordance with agreed schedules; completion of bank reconciliations and monitoring of the ledgers for debit balances and duplicate payments You will work with the financial accountant in the preparation of the annual accounts and associated lead schedules for the external audit, providing information as required on a timely basis You will have a working knowledge of VAT regulations to ensure accurate input VAT recovery and provision of VAT reports and analysis as required for VAT returns You will partner with the Financial Accountant and finance business partners to support cashflow management You will approve of all payment runs and ad hoc payments prior to group level approval being requested, ensuring all payments are properly authorised and queried items are not paid until resolved and that the correct payments are made to the correct creditors You will manage and development of the purchase ledger team, planning directing and reviewing their work and selecting and hiring employees when required. Foster and maintain a positive work environment by emphasizing the importance of teamwork and by providing encouragement and regular positive feedback You will train and evaluate employees to enhance their performance, development, and work product. Create, implement, monitor and report on KPI's to accurately assess performance and use data to inform management decisions/areas of focus and make recommendations for personnel actions You will prepare and provide all management information and reporting for the accounts payable function including payment disclosure reporting for inclusion in the board packs You will undertake ad-hoc financial projects as the need arises To be successful you will have Technical proficiency and knowledge in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Extensive working knowledge and experience within an accounts payable department with three or more years of leadership experience included Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and in writing, for interacting and communicating with all stakeholders, having the ability to resolve problems and conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Attention to detail and be numerate Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritise work; be able to work under pressure and meet assigned deadlines A high level of integrity Initiative and be receptive to feedback and strive for professional continuous improvement What we offer In addition to a competitive salary, Arcus employees are able to enjoy 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, a generous contributory pension scheme of matched contributions up to 6%, a discretionary bonus scheme and life assurance. At Arcus we are passionate about individual development which is why we are proud to offer excellent Learning & Development opportunities to all of our staff across our organisation. And finally... Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to those who do not meet the required criteria for this role and only candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be contacted. Personal information which you supply to us during the recruitment process will be used for assessing candidate suitability for vacancies within Arcus. Such data includes candidate qualifications, skills, experience, employment history, current and / or expected remuneration and benefits. Information about any disclosed disability will be used to assess whether Arcus needs to make reasonable adjustments during interview, selection or employment. Such information will be shared internally, including with members of the HR and recruitment team, and managers in the business area being recruited to. We will only keep such data for as long as is necessary for the recruitment process. Should we wish to keep date for longer, e.g. for talent pooling, we will seek the candidate consent to do so. Employment decisions are not based solely on automated decision-making.