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Accounts Payable Team Leader

Job Title: Accounts Payable Team Leader
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
REF: LUTAPTL1103_1583866610
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Accounts Payable Team Leader
Luton, Bedfordshire
£27,000 - £32,000 + Bonus

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Accounts Payable / Purchase Ledger professional to join this market leading business in Luton.

We are seeking a positive thinking, highly driven and enthusiastic person who already has significant accounts payable experience working within a high volume, big company and fast paced environment.

This position will handle all aspects of AP, including:
*AP data capture and processing
*Supplier inquiry
*Supplier account reconciliation
*AP problem resolution

In addition to the above you will have a strong focus on problem solving, staff development, process improvement, be the main point of contact for AP issues, and be responsible for the day to day running of the team whilst supporting the Accounts Payable Manager on a daily basis and with team/wider business projects when required.

Ideally you will hold the following skill set to support you with the above:
*Appropriate knowledge and experience in relation to Accounts Payable processes and people management.
*Time management to plan and prioritise your workload in order to deliver by the designated deadlines
*A positive approach, which keeps you and the team motivated and able to provide a consistently high service to all your customers, both internal and external
*Organisational & Planning skills
*Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with individuals at all levels
*The ability to listen with empathy, enabling you to manage the team and yourself effectively

Role & Responsibilities:
*Prepare analysis for cash forecasting weekly meeting in a timely manner.
*Hold weekly scheduling meetings with AP process team for the week ahead.
*Facilitate payment run dates as per business schedule.
*Prioritise workload & ensure KPI's targets are reached, support ideas as to how targets are to be met.
*Review AP monthly balance sheet control accounts with AP Team and support where necessary, keeping AP Manager updated on a monthly basis.
*Support team with complex reconciliations & key supplier issues/queries.
*Ensure all invoices are approved electronically, updating table of authority when required.
*Log all AP processing stats on a monthly basis.
*Ensure AP teams processing targets are met & updated accordingly
*Process invoices as and when required.
*Cover for AP manager when required
*Team training where necessary
*Support integration of process improvements following project go live dates.
*Contribute towards AP teams' appraisals

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