Reed Accountancy Brighton are seeking an experienced Accounts Payable Manager for a 9 month contract in Chichester. You will be assisting whilst the client transitions to new systems and processes. Experienced in managing systems and staff across the multiple disciplines attributed to the role, you will be responsible for leading the Accounts Payable Shared Service. Working closely with Operations Directors and client managers you will play a key role ensuring all contractual obligations are achieved and reported to clients and the completeness and accuracy of transactional processes. The location for this role is flexible and will require travel across our UK offices in London and the South East. What you will do: Ensure the effective management of staff, including functions such as recruitment, training, professional development, appraisals, regular one to one and team meetings, management of attendance and general performance, capability and competency management Maintain the relationship and point of contact with client teams and attend monthly client performance meetings and service improvement groups held at client sites Manage and monitor AP workflow from invoice processing to payments made to supplier's; handling supplier and client enquiries within agreed Service Level Agreements Ensure completeness and accuracy of transactional processes and their efficiency and effectiveness Ensure statutory and internal MI returns and reports are produced in line with timeline from financial and income management systems, and reported to management and externally where necessary To ensure that appropriate controls are in place safeguarding the integrity and completeness of transactional processing Attend and represent Accounts Payable Shared Service at key transition meetings to report on progress and understand and plan requirements. Your experience and skills will include: At least 3 years' experience of managing an Accounts Payable service, with degree level education in a relevant subject. Experience and knowledge of Accounts Payable systems, preferably Pay360, Integra and Agresso. Excellent written and verbal communication skills Capable of turning often complex information into relevant, simple guidance and procedures. Excellent problem solving, project management and communication skills, with the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders at all levels and build good relationships.