Accounts Payable Manager

Accounts Payable Manager

My Client a Global Leading Hospitality Business in Central London is looking for an Accounts Payable Manager to join their London head office team.

Reporting to the Financial Director you will be responsible for:

* Manage and lead the AP team (8 employees including one Senior).
* 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.

You have experience in managing a large transactional team.

You must have experience in implementing and training staff on new systems, ideally purchase to pay.

You will ideally have a hospitality industry background.

You will have advanced excel skills and experience using Sage Accounts.

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