Head of Accounts Payable - 12 Month FTC

Recruiter
Premier Foods
Location
Manchester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 May 2019
Closes
22 May 2019
Ref
1137567899
Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Part qualified, Qualified
At Premier Foods, our purpose is to create the food our nation loves most for modern life. And we've been doing it for a long time - many of our much-loved brands have been part of UK life for more than a century. Head of Accounts Payable 12 Month FTC Based in Manchester ROLE PURPOSE To ensure a high standard of Customer Vendor / Stakeholder relations, driving Invoice payment on time with the lowest cost impact to Premier Foods. Supporting the Accounts Payable and Payments Team to achieve set goals, whilst driving efficiencies and improvements in line with the Premier Foods Values. Actively participate in Senior Leadership Team activity - to understand and carry forward the PBS Vision and associated step change programmes. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES People Management - Lead / engage / support the Accounts Payable and Payments Team Co-ordinate, manage and develop the work of a team of colleagues to deliver team KPIs and maximise their effectiveness and contribution to the wider business targets Lead team monthly 121's Team meetings - ensure meaningful, 2-way discussions that are effective and engaging Direct PDR discussion and have ongoing constructive discussions to ensure engagement Create and set PDR goals that are - stretched but achievable - including personalised Lead Goals that interest the individual to gain buy in Drive the development of the team - giving support and confidence to drive development whilst guiding new skills KPI's - Support the ongoing improvement and maintenance of; First Time Match Rate - system automatic invoice processing eInvoicing - Promote and encourage use of the Taulia Portal Prompt Payment - reporting HY results as per Government Legislation Overdue Invoices - maintenance management and main escalation point Team productivity / cost Creditors Ledger Management - To identify risk and opportunities Oversee production of the Monthly Balance Sheet data Review Month End Balance Sheet Reconciliations Review Reconciliation Gradings, which should clearly identify risk and opportunities Present at the Monthly Balance Sheet Review meetings Compliance & Improvements - In line with Audit - Internal and External Support and encourage SPARK initiatives - ensuring continuation and implementation of pending initiatives Procurement relationships - joint goals to be discussed during bi-weekly P2P calls / working sessions Stakeholder management - point of feedback to improve compliance relating to PO / query management Audit - respond to and engage with both internal and external Audit activity Senior Leadership Team - Have a voice in the direction of PBS Participate in Meetings / Huddles / Monthly Briefings Share ideas and views to help PBS meet our Mission Statement Be an advocate and influential support to the wider Premier Foods direction EXPERIENCE/SKILLS ESSENTIAL Previous P2P experience People management experience and skillset Experience working with both direct and indirect suppliers Highly organised, and able to prioritise work appropriately Lead a team of colleagues and' bring them with you' during periods of development and change Ability to remain calm under pressure Excellent verbal and written communication skills - with the wider team, internal and external stakeholders SAP Accounts Payable knowledge Good Level of Excel knowledge - Pivot & Look up tables DESIRABLE AAT qualified (or working towards) MM and FI SAP knowledge Process Director knowledge FMCG experience Previous Shared Service Centre experience

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