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Accounts Payable Team Leader

Published 22 September 2023
£28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Blaby, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 22nd September 2023
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Accounts Payable Team Leader / Permanent / £30,000 - £35,000 / Enderby / Office Based

Role Overview:

As the Finance Team Leader, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of your team, ensuring the highest level of accuracy in their work. Besides managing and motivating your team, you will support the business in handling important projects and managing a growing supplier base. The role will encompass a variety of responsibilities, including overseeing payment runs, ledger reconciliations, month-end accruals, and collaborating with systems teams to maximize benefits from system enhancements. You'll build a service-oriented team that excels in building relationships with key suppliers, problem-solving, and taking ownership.


  • Lead and manage a high-performance team, ensuring their motivation and professional development.
  • Identify and address areas of non-compliance, high volumes, and breaches of business processes and policies.
  • Review and monitor the team's output, maintaining high attention to detail and adherence to standards.
  • Prioritize and manage workloads to meet conflicting priorities and key business deadlines.
  • Oversee daily and weekly payment runs and proactively plan for critical payments.
  • Conduct ledger reconciliations and handle month-end accruals.
  • Review management information and take appropriate action.
  • Mentor and train the team to build a culture of excellent supplier relationships, problem-solving, and ownership.
  • Collaborate with the Robotics team to ensure task migration and performance monitoring.
  • Step in for the manager when required.


  • Proven track record in managing high-performance teams.
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills.
  • Confident in challenging systems and processes.
  • High-level IT skills for data analysis and interpretation.
  • Experience in collaborating with non-financial areas.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present in meetings and liaise with management at all levels.
  • Willingness to stand in for your manager during meetings or absences.
  • Strong prioritisation and time management abilities to meet deadlines and provide excellent customer service.
  • Quick decision-making skills, adaptability, and flexibility to handle operational issues alongside other responsibilities.

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