Accounts Payable Team Leader - 12 month FTC

Accounts Payable Team Leader - 12 month FTC

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £28000 - £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Emma Perry-Hall

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Accounts Payable Team Leader

£28-£30,000 per annum

12 month fixed term contract

Birmingham City Centre

Job Purpose

  • The Team Leader position is responsible for a team of 3 overseeing the delivery of departmental and operational metrics & controls
  • Responsible for the completion and accurate maintenance of all process documentation
  • Liaison with internal and external customers required, including the vendor base
  • Support and work on other Finance & operational initiatives/projects as required
  • Ensure standardised ways of operating are followed and adhered to and utilises continuous improvement methodologies in their daily work


  • Responsible for the debit balance process, actively chase down refunds with the vendors, to clear the aged creditor ledger
  • Responsible for ensuring all invoices related to Direct Debits (DD) are posted within 30 days of the DD being taken
  • Ensuring all supplier statements are reconciled and that any highlighted issues or discrepancies are pro-actively managed on a regular basis
  • Reconcile sub ledgers monthly, highlight any reconciling items and action accordingly
  • Manage GRNI and Open PO process, investigate any aged receipts or POs
  • Maintain a strong control framework, in line with agreed SOX controls & best practice
  • Work with procurement as appropriate but particularly around master data management & PO compliance
  • Consistently identify areas of process improvement
  • Ensure there are clear plans for both individual & team development
  • Liaise and work with internal stakeholders to create strong relationships
  • Clear SLA's shared with all stakeholders on a regular and timely basis
  • Ensure team work to defined process including working with certain escalation timelines

Personal Specification

  • Experience in an Accounts Payable and Shared Service Centre environment
  • Min 5 years Accounts Payable experience
  • Strong technical experience
  • Able to demonstrate strong operational control and process knowledge
  • Resilient & hard-working and works well in a change environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the confidence to deal with people at all levels
  • Able to demonstrate strong operational control and process knowledge
  • Ability to manage own workload and prioritise effectively & to work to and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic team
  • Flexible approach and adaptable to a changing working environment
  • Down to earth, hands on and pragmatic

If you have the relevant experience and you are available to start work ASAP please apply.

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