accounts payable lead in coventry

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coventry, west midlands
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Our client a leading manufacturer are currently looking for an experienced accounts payable lead to help support the formation and supervision of a new team!

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Control and supervision of procure to payment business cycle (AP)

Active participation in all aspects of supplier invoice receipt and entry

1 Supervision of AP team (initially x 2 administrators) including performance management, month end close, decision making, process development and improvement, metric tracking and query resolution.
2 Accurate invoice entry via scanning system or manual input
3 Manage rota for daily volume of incoming and outgoing mail
4 Receive and provide timely responses to supplier inquiries
5 Track and report key metrics including invoice and call volume
6 Supplier statement reconciliations as and when required including GRNI/SRNI review
7 Monitoring supplier advances and tracking proforma payments through to receipt of final invoice.
8 Processing of manual debit/credit requests as required
9 Supporting on time payment process
10 Developing reason analysis for invoices that require further query resolution

Other Responsibilities

1 Support cash flow analysis and forecast support
2 Support VAT return preparation as relevant to AP
3 Pro-actively work to ensure internal controls effective including segregation of duties
4 Procedure development and recommend/implement process improvements
5 Promote and participate in an environment of excellent customer service
6 Provide leadership and support through periods of change and volume growth
7 Oversee compliance of external audit requirements
8 Organise department post, filing and archives

Key Skills

* Numerical
* Good communicator, interpersonal skills
* Accuracy
* Attention to detail
* Analytical
* Strong computer skills including Excel


Educated to degree level

ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification

Experience with Oracle or Sap

Personal qualities/ behaviours

* Customer service focused
* Flexible and adapts to change
* Works under pressure/time constraints
* Hard working, productive attitude
* Organised
* Self-motivated
* Hands on approach

If this opportunity sounds of interest please apply or alternatively contact Dylan on 01489 560 180!

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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