NC Associates

Purchase Ledger Supervisor/ Accounts Payable/ Team Leadership/ Competitive Salary/ Excellent Benefits/ Process Improvement/ Start Dates TBC

I am working on a requirement for an Accounts Payable Supervisor to oversee a team of 10 clerks on a permanent basis. This role will report directly to the Purchase Ledger Manager and will contribute to the overall functioning of the Accounts Payable process for a large operation, alongside two other teams.

I am keen to speak with experienced team leaders with excellent process improvement, accounting systems and people development skills.

Due to the current situation, start dates are yet to be confirmed, however my client is in a position to review CV’s and conduct video interviews.

Job Description:

  • Lead, develop and motivate the Accounts Payable Team to deliver a high quality service by providing clear direction, regularly reviewing work outputs and setting improvement targets
  • Carry out regular appraisals and identify training needs
  • Proactively manage the performance of the Accounts Payable Team by ensuring a quality service is provided
  • Ensure standards, targets, KPI’s and service level agreements are communicated to, understood, and met by team members
  • Monitor team targets regularly – setting performance reviews as required
  • Providing advice and support to the wider finance team to ensure the effective processing and payment of invoices from contractors and suppliers
  • Analysis of team data to identify potential improvements to individual performance and business processes
  • Proactively supporting continuous process improvement
  • Reporting using appropriate systems to ensure financial data quality and integrity
  • Identifying and investigating financial errors, omissions or duplication’s and ensuring effective resolution in line with agreed policies and procedures
  • Monitor team performance to ensure financial controls and business processes are being adhered to
  • Effectively support Customer Services departments in dealing with complex financial issues and case resolution as required
  • Manage key relationships with internal and external stakeholders to resolve recurring issues
  • Ensure the team provide accurate and timely advice, guidance and support to colleagues and other stakeholders as required
  • Management of escalated queries to ensure effective resolution.
  • Monitor team processes and procedures, reviewing with the Accounts Payable Manager
  • Ensure processes are amended to support the financial impact of government policy changes
  • Ensure relevant and up to date Finance Processing policy and service information is available and accessible to the team and all stakeholders via the external website and the intranet site
  • Work collaboratively with the management team to ensure effective delivery of the wider service


  • Previous experience (3 years+) in an accounts payable leadership role (overseeing 10+ staff)
  • A solid accounts payable back ground ideally gained within a larger business or shared service centre
  • Excellent experience of and exposure to working with computerised accounting packages (EDI/ ADVANCED EXCEL/ ERP platforms)
  • Previous management of a multiple currency AP function
  • Ability to motivate and encourage a team to reach desired results
  • Proven record of delivering process improvements
  • Understanding of the risks involved with none adherence to financial controls
  • Previous management of a high volume transactional service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Customer focused approach
  • Results driven approach
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Commercially aware with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to ensure team targets are met within a fast paced and target driven environment

If you have the skills and experience detailed above and re seeking a new opportunity that will enable to to motivate and develop a team to provide a high level accounts payable service, I am very keen to spek with you. Please submit your CV for immediate consideration or call 07384462669