Accounts Payable Manager

Accounts Payable Manager

Job Title: Accounts Payable Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry
Salary: £30k - 36k per year
Start Date: 04/01/2019
Reference: JO0000001098
Contact Name: David Whittle
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 07, 2019 17:38

Job Description

Accounts Payable Manager
£30,000 - £36,000pa + Pension + Bonus

Wallis Lynch is working with our Coventry based client in their quest to appoint a Accounts Payable Manager to join their UK Finance function. Our client is currently going through an exciting period of change and are keen to appoint an experienced AP professional who can play a pivotal role in supporting the Finance Director in delivering a 1st class Accounts Payable function and driving significant improvements to processes and controls.

Scope of the role:

Reporting to the Finance Director you will lead a team of 3 AP Administrators through adopting a positive performance management approach, encouraging and guiding them to drive the output and quality of the teams activity. The Finance Director is looking for someone who is passionate about adopting full responsibility for the days to days as well as taking a proactive approach to ensuring the team evolve and continue to improve performance. Specific tasks will include:-

  • Control of the complete procure to payment business cycle
  • Lead by example on all aspects of the day to day AP activities
  • Deal with all supplier queries in an efficient and courteous manner to reach successful resolutions
  • Track, monitor and drive initiatives to improve all AP metrics
  • Supplier statement reconciliation's
  • Monitor supplier advances and track proforma payments through to receipt of final invoice
  • Process manual debit/credit requests
  • Support the cash flow analysis and forecasting process
  • Take a proactive approach to driving internal controls and implementing process improvements
  • Oversee the compliance of external audits

Your attributes:

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Accounts Payable leader but will require more than just ability to succeed. It really is the perfect platform for you if you have drive and desire to deliver the best possible Accounts Payable function to the business. Ability alone will not get you there, you will need to demonstrate great pride and passion for the discipline and be the type of character who thrives and embraces challenge. Previous experience of ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP would be highly advantageous. Your experience of driving improvements and operating within tight controls will be put to great use and of course it goes without saying communication with a broad range of stakeholders (internal and external) will be key.

What's on offer:

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a fast paced, fast moving and fast growing organisation. Having gone through significant changes in their recent history this is now an opportunity to be part of the team who shape the future of the finance function going forward. The Finance Director is keen for you to take the bull by the horns and make this position your own.

In addition to the competitive salary they offer company pension, Bonus, Free parking and an earlier finish on Fridays...what's not to like !

Our client is ready to interview immediately and is reacting to suitable candidates very quickly, please do not delay in expressing your interest if the above appeals.
Wallis Lynch operates as an employment business and employment agency for the provision of temporary and permanent vacancies.

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