Accounts Payable Manager

Accounts Payable Manager

KennedyPearce is currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Manager for a private members club.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Accounts Payable team in ensuring the accuracy, integrity and timely processing of invoices for all UK sites. As the business continues to grow, new processes and policies are required to ensure a delivery of robust, efficient and accurate controls and process environment. We are in the process of implementing an automated purchase order system and the opportunity to be part of this project is a great challenge to any ambitious individual.

Main responsibilities include:

* Manage and lead the AP team.
* Manage, motivate and challenge the Accounts Payable team to achieve weekly KPIs.
* Take a lead position in the implementation of a new purchase system.
* Continual review of Creditors’ listing ensuring all anomalies are investigated and resolved, highlighting possible risks to the business, opportunities and proactively focusing on the impact that these may have on the business.
* Ensure supplier queries are dealt with in a professional and timely manner and that a monitoring process ensures that effective and timely solutions to supplier issues are delivered with positive supplier relationships maintained.
* Approving weekly payments and regularly meeting to report on KPIs, business risks and opportunities arising from the Accounts payable department.
* Periodically work with the finance team to ensure all accruals have been processed.
* Point of contact for business related payment queries.
* Identify risks and opportunities and implement changes where appropriate
* Ensuring supplier accounts are correctly maintained and regularly reconciled.
* Assisting with system changes and leading in developing new processes and efficiencies within the team.
* Perform the month end closing process.
* Recruit, develop and motivate staff. Ensure that members of the team receive appropriate training and that all processes and procedures are clearly defined and documented.
* Ad-hoc duties as requested.

What we look for…

* Strong and robust character, confident in challenging at all levels.
* Experience of managing a substantial Accounts Payable function with strong leadership skills.
* Experience implementing and training staff on a new automated purchase to pay system
* Understanding of accounting operations and the requirements of supplier management.
* Ability to manage and prioritise tasks simultaneously whilst maintaining attention to detail.
* “Solution driven” as opposed to “problem focusing”.
* The ability to set and manage team KPIs.
* Advanced Excel skills and ideally experience with Sage Accounts package.

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