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Accounts Payable Team Leader

Published 16 January 2024
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 16th January 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Accounts Payable Team Leader | Leicester | 18 Month Fixed-Term Contract | Up To £35,000

Macildowie are excited to be partnering with an esteemed business based in Leicester on the search for an experienced Accounts Payable Team leader on an 18 Month FTC.

Primary Role Purpose: Join us in driving an efficient and effective Procure-to-Pay (P2P) function. Your role is pivotal in ensuring the timely processing and payment of all invoices sent to the Shared Services Function (SSF). As a source of expertise for the P2P team, line managers, and employees, you'll provide guidance on processes, P2P system usage, and company policies. Your responsibilities extend to overseeing day-to-day P2P team activities and undertaking ad hoc tasks and projects as necessary.

What We're Looking For: We seek a resilient, positive, enthusiastic, and methodical individual with proven people management experience. Your background should include thriving in a dynamic P2P function, where priorities shift daily, and processes, though documented, are adaptable to meet evolving business needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day P2P team workload, inbox management, rota, holiday cover, holiday requests, team meetings, and 1:1's.
  • Manage approximately 7 staff through guidance, support, and direction.
  • Guide new starters through the onboarding process, including P2P system tasks.
  • Act as a Business Partner to key stakeholders on payment and processing issues.
  • Review work produced by the team, including systems and paperwork.
  • Continuously review processes to ensure efficiency and control.
  • Keep the P2P team updated on business changes.
  • Ensure all reporting and processing are up to date.
  • Ensure timely processing for payments within deadlines.
  • Provide support for cashflow reporting in the Group Treasury function.
  • Respond to general queries and provide guidance on payments, credit cards, policies, and procedures via central mailboxes and telephone.
  • Assist in the preparation of P11d's and ensure timely distribution to employees and submission to the Inland Revenue.
  • Manage holiday approvals, conduct 1:1s, appraisals, reviews, training, and other ad hoc support duties.

Experience Required:

  • Understanding of P2P practices and procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Motivated with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Organizational skills to prioritize tasks and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to understand systems and apply relevant knowledge.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible approach.
  • Commitment to self and organizational development.
  • Accurate and detail-oriented work style.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure.
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge and experience of using FinancialForce and Concur (Desirable).
  • Experience working in shared services.
  • People/team management experience.

Package & Benefits:

  • 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (1-hour lunch break).
  • Potential for hybrid working once fully trained.
  • 25 days holiday per annum (increases by 1 day per year of service to 30 days max).
  • Life assurance.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Access to employee benefits.

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Required Skills

  • accounts
  • purchase ledger
  • AP
  • P2P

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