Accounts Payable Manager - Leeds - 12 month contract

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Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Manager on a 12 month fixed term contract basis to join a leading, service provider based within the East Leeds area. The role will primarily be focused upon overseeing the purchase ledger and the queries side of the business whilst also overseeing and taking the lead on two separate systems projects.

This is a newly created position to cover a maternity contract and is a great opportunity to join a large, well known business where the successful candidate will gain exposure to key stakeholders within the business and the position in general will be very commercial in nature. Full training and support will be provided for the right candidate and the role itself due to the project nature will really enhance and add value to an existing accounts payable focused CV.

Key responsibilities will be as follows:-

• Leading and managing a team of three Purchase Ledger Clerks and overseeing the purchase ledger function.
• Full responsibility for managing the payments process.
• Leading two separate systems projects and attending multiple meetings with key finance and non-finance people within the business.
• Producing reports and presenting back findings to the wider business on both the accounts payable function and the systems projects.
• Maintaining strong financial controls in the processing of all transactions.
• Ensuring that work is managed and completed within the given timescales and that all processes are followed.
• Dealing with high volumes of financial transactions on the purchase ledger.
• Providing excellent customer service and resolving any complex queries on behalf of the team.
• Implementing new processes and procedures as and when required and providing training and support.
• Identifying areas for improvement and implementing solutions to drive efficiencies forward.
• Compiling information and liaising with HMRC when needed.
• Providing development and support to the existing team and completing reviews and performance plans.
The ideal candidate will:–
• Have experience of managing a small to medium transactional team.
• Have excellent communication and management skills and should be able to liaise confidently with key stakeholders within the business.
• Be able to lead projects and will have previous experience of previously doing this.
• Be able to work within a fast paced, high volume transactional environment.
• Have experience of managing purchase ledger processes.
• Have strong attention to detail, accuracy and numeracy skills.
• Be able to prioritise their own workload and able to implement change as and when required.
• Ideally have recent experience of using SAP in an accounts payable environment and will have had exposure to the Construction Industry Scheme.
• Have strong analytical and problem solving skills.

For further details please contact Gemma Watmough.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers

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