Accounts Receivable/Payables Team Leader - South Leeds

  • Location:

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £32000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Gemma Watmough

Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for a Accounts Receivable/Payables Team Leader on a permanent basis, overseeing both the accounts payable and receivable functions. This is a medium sized, growing business based within the South Leeds area that due to a period of growth are looking to expand the existing team.

This company pride themselves on creating a supportive and comfortable working environment and are therefore renowned for their high-levels of staff retention. The role will report directly to the Financial Controller and will allow the individual to also get involved in some project based work.

Your key responsibilities will be as follows:-

-Leading and managing a team of 3 people, overseeing both the purchase and sales ledger functions
-Ensuring cash collection targets are hit on a monthly basis and identifying any problems around this
-Dealing with complex escalated queries and ensuring suppliers are made on time
-Reviewing the AP and AR sub ledgers at month end, ensuring all debit/credit balances are fully investigated and analysed
-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 both the purchase ledger and sales ledger side
-Maintaining internal processes are adhered to by the team
-Providing ongoing training and development of the team
-Completing one to ones and reviews on a weekly/monthly basis
-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

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have experience of managing a small to medium transactional team
-Enjoy motivating and developing individuals
-Be able to work within a fast paced, high volume transactional environment
-Have experience of managing purchase ledger and sales ledger/credit processes
-Have strong attention to detail, accuracy and numeracy skills
-Have the ability to prioritise their own workload and be able to implement change as and when required

For further details 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.