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Senior Accounts Payable Coordinator

Published 22 November 2023
£15.00 - £22.00 per hour
Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 22nd November 2023
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Senior Accounts Payable Coordinator | 6 Month Temporary | Salary Up To £22ph |Leicester

Are you a seasoned finance professional with a passion for efficiency, accuracy and experience with SAP? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your leadership skills can make a tangible impact? We are currently partnering with a prestigious institution to find a dedicated and experienced Senior Accounts Payable Coordinator to join their Finance and Procurement team.

About the Role:

As a Senior Accounts Payable Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in managing the payments process and operations. This is a full-time, interim position with a focus on ensuring timely and accurate payments, compliance with financial regulations, and continuous process improvement.


  • 6 Months Temporary with possible permanent position
  • Salary Up To £22ph
  • Hybrid working - 1 day in the Office

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Lead and collaborate with the Payments Team to deliver exceptional customer service, providing support and guidance while reporting on payment performance.
  • Process Optimization: Proactively identify opportunities for improvement in collaboration with Procurement, Financial Systems, and IT colleagues to enhance efficiency within the SAP P2P process.
  • Financial Compliance: Ensure that all payments, including vendor invoices, student, and staff payments, adhere to company policies and financial regulations. Be the key contact for internal and external auditors regarding payments.
  • System Enhancement: Act as the lead for SAP P2P enhancements affecting the payments function, overseeing testing processes and ensuring timely implementation.
  • Reporting and Analysis: Develop and automate relevant reporting requirements, identify KPIs, and analyse actuals against plans, making data-driven recommendations for improvements.
  • Customer Service: Provide high levels of customer service to vendors, staff, and students, addressing non-compliance issues promptly and professionally.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Contribute to improved environmental performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the university's values.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Qualifications: English and Maths GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience: Proven experience leading high-volume Payments/Accounts Payable teams, preferably in the higher education sector. Experience in finance operations such as P2P and financial accounting.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Excel, including pivot, vlookup, and other functionalities. Experience with SAP especially in the Purchase to Pay (P2P) process.
  • Analytical Abilities: Strong analytical capabilities, problem-solving skills, and the ability to interpret high volumes of transactional data.
  • Communication: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex financial information clearly and concisely.
  • Leadership: Ability to coach and mentor a team for high performance, manage system and process change, and challenge the status quo to arrive at optimal solutions.
  • Adaptability: Ability to work flexibly, build positive working relationships with colleagues across disciplines, and anticipate customer needs.

How to Apply:

If you are a dedicated finance professional looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity, we invite you to submit your application by. Join a team that values efficiency, innovation, and excellence in financial management.

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Required Skills

  • SAP
  • P2P
  • Procurement
  • accounts payable

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