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Accounts Payable Manager

  • Location Watford
  • Job type Contract
  • Reference BBBH128160
  • Salary £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus
  • Specialisation Accountancy and Finance
  • Posted January 21, 2022

Investigo are partnering with a large, well known company who are looking to recruit an Interim Accounts Payable Manager - reporting to the Financial Controller. This will be a contract for the next 18 months, working to develop and motivate the AP department into an efficient, results driven team. The AP Manager will be responsible for a large team, with the following responsibilities:

  • Strategically plan day to day activities for the whole purchase ledger team ranging from invoice receipting, coding, posting, authorisation, matching, resolving queries and payment. The tasks should cover all aspects of invoices from GFR, GNFR and Imports.
  • Plan forecasts and budgets of team and payment forecasts so that cash flow can be closely monitored and supported
  • Responsible for ensuring that the team works to establish Internal Financial Controls, demonstrating complete adherence of all compliance requirements.
  • Manage all workflows within your teams remit, fully engaging with the business and stakeholders to understand the business requirements and apportioning work and resources to best achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Effectively leading the team; establishing goals and objectives, managing employee performance, coaching, mentoring, celebrating good performance and managing poor performance in the best way, engaging with our HR partner to decide the best form of action.
  • Drive continuous process improvement and optimisation within the team, clearly demonstrating the benefit(s) of any recommended change. Ensure there are updated and documented policies and procedures in place for the function.
  • Work successfully across a range of diverse areas of the business, including all functions and brands across the business, and external suppliers, maximising relationships to best achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Implement and successfully support the new Finance System launch and ensure it satisfies the requirements for an efficient AP function and the business needs.

What are we looking for:

  • Continuous improvement, demonstrating an understanding of the benefits of improving processes to gain full optimisation.
  • Experienced Team Manager, used to working on their own, using their own initiative within a large team environment, processing large quantities of data.
  • Management skills - dealing with good performance, poor performance, grievance, disciplinary, absences
  • Full knowledge of the AP processes, systems and control environment
  • Generally used to working in a large team, working with all levels of ability. Working across functions and able to engage at all levels within the business, including our stakeholders and customers.