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Accounts Payable Team Lead

Reference: 19905


Belfast, County Antrim



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Date Posted

19 May, 2022

In a company where talent is valued at all levels of the business, you know that your hard work and ambition will lead you to great places. This is exactly the opportunity you will have with this team who are seeking an Accounts Payable (AP) Team Lead to join their busy global finance team based in Belfast City.

We are seeking an experienced team lead or manager with proven success in a fast-paced and high-volume environment.

What you should know…

  • Hybrid working, 3 days in office and 2 days WFH per week.
  • Competitive Salary, based on experience.
  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • Excellent benefits including annual bonus, enhanced pension, discount scheme and more…

An Accounts Payable team completes payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices. The responsibility of the Team Leader is to supervise the team and provide support and guidance on processes and best practice. The daily job duties include:

  • Ensure the timely processing and payment of all supplier invoices and staff expense claims
  • Oversee administration of the corporate card account
  • Ensure invoices are charged to the correct accounts
  • Assist the team in resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies
  • Continuously seek opportunities for improvements in processes, systems and procedures
  • Oversee BACS / CHAPS payment runs
  • Ensure the correct treatment of VAT
  • Ensure strict adherence to payment terms, avoiding late payments
  • Responsible for ensuring the governance and controls are in place and monitored
  • Deliver internal and external reporting as required
  • Keep senior management team updated with necessary management information

Experience Required

  • Experience in leading, supervising or managing a team
  • Experience of working in an accounting environment, AP is desirable
  • Experience interacting with stakeholders across multiple functions and locations
  • Experience of processing a high volume of invoices monthly
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload and to meet strict month end close deadlines
  • Experience of dealing with multiple AP sub-ledgers and multi-currency transactions
  • Experience of VAT reporting and the data required to report accurately
  • Ability to solve problems and to react to changing requirements and adjust processes and approach
  • Experience in Oracle, SAP, Concur or similar products
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, including proficiency in Excel

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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