Accounts Payable Team Leader - Flexible Working Available

Recruiter
L&Q
Location
Reporting office WHL, Office based 20-40%
Salary
£38,000
Posted
10 Sep 2021
Closes
10 Oct 2021
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking for an experienced Team Leader to join our busy Accounts Payable team where flexibility and a hard-working attitude will be key.

Reporting into the Financial Operations & Transactions Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of Supplier Management Officers and Invoice Clerks in their day to day activities to meet the teams objectives and key performance indicators e.g. suppliers payments within set terms, risk processes actively followed and managed, monthly reconciliations and monitoring invoicing to ensure all financial obligations are being adhered.

Managing a team, performance management, payment runs, setting team KPI’s, monitoring new supplier accounts and supplier statement reconciliations are essential to this role. You will be required to liaise with our internal and external customers therefore it is essential that you have first class, professional communication skills.  Knowledge of a purchase ordering system would also be advantageous.   

To be successful in this role you must have previous experience as a team leader or supervisor within a similar environment.  The ideal candidate must have a professional approach, hardworking, flexible, organised and customer focused. 

Key responsibilities:

·       Lead a team of Supplier Management Officers and Invoice Clerks

·       Plan and monitor workload within the team.

·       Manage a Purchase Ledger function including payment and cheque runs.

·       Process adhoc payments.

·       Monitor supplier accounts.

·       Monthly Aged Creditor and Intercompany reconciliations.

·       Supplier Statement Reconciliations.

·       Adflex Payment Reconciliation.

·       Work collaboratively with other teams.

·       Dealing with complex issues and queries.

·       Staff Performance – Appraisal/Disciplinary.

·       Recruitment.

 

Skills and experience required for this role are as follows:

·       Leadership & management experience.

·       Reconciliation experience

·       Experience using a purchase ordering system.

·       Experience in payment and cheque runs.

·       Problem solving experience.

·       Setting team targets.

·       Experience in managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

·       Excellent organisational and planning skills.

·       Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

·       Excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft Excel, Word and previous experience of Dynamics GP would be advantageous.

 

 

If you are interested in this role and have the experience required, then apply without delay!

 

  

COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.

At the foundation of everything that we do are our corporate values and associated behaviours. Our organisational behavioural framework outlines the core expectations of all employees, which should be demonstrated at all times when representing L&Q.   More information about L&Q’s values can be found on our website and a copy of our behavioural framework can be provided on request.

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 97,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.

As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy. 

In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.

Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.

Job opportunities: 

L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 97,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.

As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy. 

In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.

Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.

 

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