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Accounts Payable Team Leader - South Leeds

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    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £23000 - £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Sewell Wallis are proud to be working on an exclusive basis with one of the most forward thinking and fastest growing companies within the South Leeds area.

This is an exciting time to join the business in a newly created role where the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a Finance team of five.

As the Purchase Ledger Team Leader you will report into the Purchase Ledger Manager and will be responsible for the day to day management of the team whilst remaining hands on with the supplier process and ensuring all targets and deadlines are met on a daily and monthly basis. This is a great opportunity to join a warm and welcoming existing team within a stable and well established business that really do like to invest in their employees through training and development and offer a competitive benefits package.

There will be a lot of exciting project based work to get involved in and a keen focus on streamlining and implementing new policies and processes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:-

-Overseeing a team of five Accounts Payable Assistants to ensure that all tasks are completed to the required standards on a daily basis
-Speaking with suppliers on a day to day basis and building up excellent working relationships
-Managing and overseeing the set up of supplier and vendor data using multiple software systems
-Dealing with any escalated and complex supplier queries that have been flagged up by the team
-Ensuring that all processes and controls are adhered to at all times by the team and ensuring all data is handled in a confidential way
-Business partnering with the IT department, procurement and the finance team and being first point of contact for issues
-Implementing and advising on new and existing processes and procedures
-Leading projects around maintaining data and the systems used and providing associated reporting for key stakeholders
-Developing the team, identifying key individual strengths and weaknesses and motivating the team when needed
-Working closely with the Head of Finance and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders within and outside of the Finance Department
-Supporting the existing team and providing weekly and monthly one to ones and carrying out any HR related activities

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have previous experience of managing/overseeing a Finance team. This experience can come from any area of finance (accounts payable/accounts receivable/bank reconciliations etc)
-Have worked within an office environment and will be use to implementing controls and checks
-Be experienced and will enjoy getting involved in project based work and will have experience of leading on multiple projects
-Be self-motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment and enjoy working towards deadlines
-Be able to and will enjoy implementing new processes and procedures and will be comfortable taking the lead on training members of staff on new ways of doing things
-Be able to build relationships with the wider finance function and other key stakeholders within and outside of the business
-Have proven management skills and will be able to motivate team members whilst also remaining hands on with the daily workload
-Have good system skills and will pick up new software packages easily, experience of SAP would be a real advantage

The successful candidate will -

-Join an established business where you will be able to shape and get involved in making key decisions and taking ownership for the function
-Secure a competitive salary and free onsite parking
-Join a business that really like to develop their staff in a fun and supportive working environment

For further information please contact Gemma Watmough

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.