The Accounts Payable Supervisor's responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following duties:
*Overseeing the duties of the accounts payable team and ensuring all invoices credit card and personal expenses are processed within a timely manner
*Lead on-going process improvement initiatives and streamlining the operations of the Accounts Payable function. Review operations on an ongoing basis to ensure controls and records are adequate and appropriate.
*Manage the day-to-day running of the purchase ledger, ensuring all supplier invoices have been entered and reconciled at the end of each month.
*Oversee the weekly BACS run and any ad-hoc payments via CHAPS/Faster Payment or cheque.
*Manage and maintain supplier relationships to ensure smooth supply of goods. Manage the supplier onboarding process.
*Be the first point of contact for any queries that are escalated, and resolve accordingly.
*Recruit, develop and train team members on an ongoing basis. Set objectives and manage appraisal process for the team members in accordance with company guidelines.
*Assisting wider team with purchase accruals at month-end
*Ad-hoc requests as requested by Financial Accounting Manager and/ or Finance Director
Key Skills: *AAT, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent accounting accreditation or studying/working towards *Advanced knowledge of an Accounts Payable/Purchase Ledger role; *Advanced knowledge of PeopleSoft and SAP accounting system and Concur expenses system would be an advantage; *Confidence with a range of computer software including Microsoft Office, with a particular focus on Microsoft Excel; *Appreciation of multi-currency accounting would be an advantage; *Appreciation of the Accruals and Prepayments process; *Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal clients; *Proven experience in managing a small team of colleagues; *Ability to multi-task, prioritise, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure; *Accuracy and a high attention to detail; *Strong written and verbal communication skills; *Strong administrative, organisational and planning skills; *A high level of self-motivation, autonomy and initiative; *Ability to maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct.