Purchase Ledger Team Leader

  • Job Reference: 12051
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Coalville, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £26,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Accountancy, Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Simon Hibbert
  • Email: office@paulmitchellassoc.co.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)116 254 9404

Job Description

Our Client - a well-established organisation that has gone through solid growth in the last few years - is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Purchase Ledger Team Leader to join their team on a full-time basis, based at their Head Office in Coalville.

The role
⦁ Manage a team of Accounts Payable clerks - distributing supplier accounts to the AP clerks to maximise effectiveness.
⦁ Control all aspects of Accounts Payable through the effective operation of processing supplier invoices, payments made and aged creditor and query reviews.
⦁ Ensure system in place to accurately process and match invoices to purchase orders and GRN.
⦁ Ensure system in place to query all unmatched invoices.
⦁ Prepare weekly BACS run - suggestions for payment and process when approved.
⦁ Ensure Contact with key stakeholder happens in a timely manner when chasing supplier queries.
⦁ Ensure an annual review takes place to update the supplier statements that require reconciling based on value and volume.
⦁ Work with Finance Manager to promote accurate and controlled purchase processing and related account payable transactions.
⦁ Produced aged creditor reports on a weekly basis - detailing outstanding issues. Distribute to appropriate users.
⦁ Review Accounts Payable KPI's on a regular basis.
⦁ Hold regular meetings with operations to discuss accounts payable issues and produce monthly report.
⦁ Set Objectives for team and carry out PDR process and discussions
⦁ Carry out 1-2-1 on a regular basis with team members
⦁ Resolving queries (escalated) both internally and externally around outstanding invoices, contact suppliers and depots where necessary and escalating issues to line manager
⦁ Providing accounts information to internal departments
⦁ To undertake additional responsibilities and duties as may be reasonably requested from time to time
⦁ Ensure supplier set ups and amendments are carried out in a timely manner and do the final check before they are used

The candidate:
⦁ Minimum of 3 years' experience in Accounts Payable function including supervisory experience
⦁ Good understanding of Purchase to Pay (P2P) and Accounts Payable function
⦁ Demonstrable experience of assisting in the implementation of change and documenting processes
⦁ A continuous improvement ethos, with experience of process improvements
⦁ Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
⦁ Excellent communication skills at all levels
⦁ Experience of supervising staff
⦁ Good Excel and IT skills and demonstrates ability to work with different systems

* Appointment Type: Permanent
* Starting Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 per annum
* Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
* Holiday 23 Days + Bank Holidays

If you - or someone you might know - are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12051) on 0116 254 9404.