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Accounts Payable Supervisor

Accounts Payable Supervisor

  • Location

    Derbyshire, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Matthew Spicer

  • Contact email:

    matthew.spicer@cherryprofessional.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH14287_1556266717

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-26

  • Startdate:

    ASAP


We have been tasked with finding an Accounts Payable Supervisor in the Derbyshire area, on behalf of an innovative and progressive organisation.

Main Purpose of role:

To take full day to day responsibility for the Accounts Payable function across all businesses within the Group.

Key Responsibilities


Lead the Accounts Payable team to ensure all work required is completed on time and accurately.

Co-ordinate activities within the Accounts Payable team to ensure timely and accurate reporting of monthly and quarterly financial results.

Organise the allocation of workload within the Purchase Ledger team, to ensure that work is allocated fairly, clearly understood as to what is required to be achieved with timescales (where applicable) and ensures that each member of the team maintains a broad range of knowledge.

Create a program of continuous improvement.

Ensure all invoices are registered on receipt and ensure that all invoices have the appropriate ledger code.

Check invoiced expenditure has been incurred in accordance with the documented authorisation process and challenge deviations from protocol.

Oversee the reconciliation of all supplier statements, and that appropriate actions are taken to ensure the ledger represents a true and fair position in relation to each ledger.

Manage the accurate payment of suppliers for goods and services, in line with the agreed terms.

Highlight new or changing risks within the company supplier base.

Ensure all records and relevant records are archived in line with agreed standards.

Support and implement actions to optimise working capital as directed by the Financial
Controller and Director of Finance.

Support internal and external audit teams by ensuring that relevant documentation is prepared in advance and co-ordinate prompt responses to any issues raised.

Create & lead a team of direct reports.

The preparation of period-end AP reports.

Provide necessary inputs from AP into cash flow and working capital modelling.

Own the team metrics, constantly seeking opportunities for improvement.

Any other task as may be deemed necessary from time to time by management.

Person Specification

Skills & Experience relevant to role, including technical experience

Extensive Accounts Payable experience at a supervisory level, with previous experience of managing an Accounts Payable team

A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages with exceptional Excel skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good attention to detail

Strong analytical skills

Ability to create a positive and effective working environment

A self-starter with the ability to use own initiative to resolve problems

Effective relationships management skills

Commitment to getting the job done in a pro-active enthusiastic manner

Excellent organisational and time management skills

The ability to maintain flexibility and a positive attitude in a demanding environment

Ability to demonstrate company values.

Experience of working on an AP ERP Implementation with knowledge of SAP (S4/ HANA)


You must have the right to live and work in the UK for this role.

Jobs you may have applied for include; Purchase Ledger Supervisor, Purchase Ledger Team Leader, Accounts Payable Team Leader, Payable Supervisor.

Cherry Professional are recruiting this role on behalf of the Client.