Accounts Payable Manager

Recruiter
Lloyd Recruitment East Grinstead
Location
South West London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Mar 2019
Closes
21 Mar 2019
Ref
1108413974
Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Part qualified, Qualified
Lloyd Recruitment Services are working with a leading employer based in London recruiting for an Accounts Payable Manager. Reporting to the Group Reporting Manager, the purpose of the role is to manage the Accounts Payable department covering all group entities to ensure accurate and timely processing of purchase invoices and payment of suppliers while maintaining the purchase ledger and providing support to the finance team. The role also involves assisting with purchase ledger integration of acquisitions and implementation/upgrades of new systems and business processes. Roles and

responsibilities:
Preparing supplier payment runs for all entities Managing purchase ledger assistants - presently team of 3, Mentoring and training Streamlining processes Identifying weaknesses in systems and processes and highlighting these and taking corrective action Ensuring Proforma Invoices are dealt with correctly Ensure correct VAT accounting across various VAT registrations Coding and posting of supplier invoices across MIG and subsidiaries Reviewing all AP ledgers weekly and clearing up old items and debit balances Supplier statement reconciliations Handling supplier queries Building relationships with key suppliers Building relationships with internal customers across all sites Managing Standing Orders for various group properties Maintaining our invoice authorisation system Preparing weekly cash balances report Bank reconciliations Managing Direct Debits Ad hoc project work Key results areas: Hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating Accounts Payable staff members Overseeing routine department activities, to ensure that they are completed accurately and on time Maintaining accurate and complete financial, employee, and client records Compiling, analysing, and reporting financial information to senior management Setting and facilitating the achievement of department objectives Developing, implementing, improving, and enforcing budgets, policies, and department controls to increase accuracy and efficiency Building and maintaining relationships with employees and clients Personal specifications and competencies: Interpersonal skills: Strong influencing skills with the ability to influence and negotiate for time and resources at all levels Evidence of success in building and managing relationships with high level stakeholders Evidence of success in prioritising and dealing with high level sensitive information and enquiries and taking appropriate action on a regular basis Organisational awareness with the ability to operate with confidence and credibility across all functions of the Company IT, administrative and organisational skills: Extensive knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to create presentations at an advanced level Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and to demonstrate an effective and resourceful approach to addressing issues Other special requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, or related field Experience preferred particularly in a leadership role Extensive knowledge about accounting and management principles and Accounts Payable procedures Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Proficiency with computers, especially business solutions and bookkeeping software Strong planning and problem solving skills Ability to analyse information and processes Motivation to develop and maintain internal and external relationships Commitment to ethical behaviour with a willingness to adhere to all company policies and current financial legislation Salary of £40,000 plus excellent company benefits Due to the high volume of applications, Lloyd Recruitment Services can only contact shortlisted candidates

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