Purchase Ledger Team Leader


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October 3, 2023
Job Type
£28000 - £35000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Carl Angilly
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Company Details & Job Overview:

Based on the outskirts of Blackburn, this fast paced, highly successful group boast a number of industry awards and are one of the fastest growth business units in the UK. Operating across the globe they offer state of the art offices, with a number of on-site facilities. Within easy commute from the M65, they are a business who strive on quality and actively seek to promote from within. With a number of areas in growth, they have a newly established position within the finance function. Seen as a local employer of choice the group offer a number of employment benefits.

Your New Role as the Purchase Ledger Team Leader:

• Lead and motivate a team of Accounts Payable Specialists - Managing and coordinating the day to day activities of the AP Team
• Exhibit positive role model behaviour, ensuring an environment that promotes a professional, open culture, fosters teamwork, flexibility, and enables continuous development of the team
• Identification of process improvement opportunities, and creation of action plans
• Support the integration of new technologies
• Create and monitor a system of controls, procedures, and forms for the recordation of fixed assets - Manage effective controls around AP processes
• Ensure the timely and accurate processing of invoices/credits received including, coding and posting of invoices
• Ensure that non purchase order invoices obtain the necessary level of authorisation
• Reconciling supplier's statements to AP Ledger and GRNI (goods received not invoiced), ensuring all discrepancies are resolved
• Ensure accurate Supplier statement reconciliations, GRNI ageing, Debit balances, KPI, On hold invoice reporting, Cash flow forecasting, Inter company, AP sub ledger, prepayment reconciliations, Manual payment trackers and Highest 1st time failures are all actioned by deadlines
• Weekly Payment runs for all currencies are accurate and on time
• Build excellent relationships with Suppliers and internal departments to resolve any queries on a timely basis
• Review suppliers and approvals for new suppliers
• Manage internal escalation of queries to ensure that they are dealt with in a timely manner and be the initial escalation point of contact for Construction and Fixed Assets AP team
• Communication, teamwork and collaboration are key, and you will be able to manage multiple priorities and competing demands.
• Assisting team with general Accounts Payable duties
This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time

Experience & Qualifications Required To Apply:

• Demonstrate experience of working within similar Accounts Payable roles
• Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Previous experience of working with ERP systems
• Proficient administration, numerical, planning and organisational skills
• A comprehensive understanding of the 'purchase to pay' process
• Knowledge of general accounting procedures
• Proficient and accurate in data entry and management
• Accounts payable or general accounting experience
• Strong coaching and people management skills
• Analytical skills covering written, graphic, numerical & statistical information
• Hands on, forward thinking and trustworthy leader who leads by example
• Ability to multi-task and prioritise work load
• Previous experience of working with SAP would be advantageous
• Previous experience of working within a managerial role
• Previous experience within a dynamic, responsive, fast paced team
• Experience of working within a Shared Service Centre environment
• Implemented new technologies
• Previous Experience of working within a Finance Shared Service Centre

This role is being handled by Darren Cadman, Kenton Black Finance

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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