Transactional Team Leader - 12 Month Contract - Leeds

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Leeds
Salary
26000.00 - 32000.00 GBP Annual + Excellent Benefits
Posted
09 Nov 2016
Closes
02 Dec 2016
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Sewell Moorhouse are proud to be working on an exclusive basis with one of the most forward thinking and fastest growing companies within the Leeds area. This is an exciting time to join the business in a newly created role where the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a Finance team of four. As the Transactional Team Leader you will report into the Accounting Manager and will be responsible for the day to day management of the team whilst remaining hands on with the accounting process and ensuring all targets and deadlines are met on a daily and monthly basis. The role is initially offered as a 12 month fixed term contract but for the right candidate the business may be able to offer more of a longer term position and the role could potentially become permanent. This is a great opportunity to join a warm and welcoming existing team within a business based directly in the heart of Leeds City Centre that really do like to invest in their employees through training and development and offer a competitive and generous benefits package.

The successful candidate will be responsible for :-
-Overseeing a team of four Accounts Assistants to ensure that all tasks are completed to the required standards on a daily basis.
-Assisting the Accounting Manager with the day to day accounting process and will take ownership for the balance sheet reconciliations, complex queries, prepayments and accruals and will support with the budgeting process.
-Developing the team, identifying key individual strengths and weaknesses and motivating the team when needed.
-Looking at the current systems and processes that are in place and identifying areas for improvement and ways in which the current processes can be streamlined.
-Monitoring the work completed by the Accounts Assistants and identifying any errors and feeding back on any mistakes made and providing training in the areas required.
-Working closely with the Accounting Manager and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders within and outside of the Finance Department.
-Ensuring that all month end processes and deadlines are adhered to and completing corrections, write offs and carrying out the associated reporting required.
-Assisting with the online banking function and coordinating department and company projects.
-Supporting the existing team and providing weekly and monthly one to ones and carrying out any HR related activities.

The ideal candidate will :-
-Have previous experience of managing a finance team. This experience can come from any area of finance (accounts payable/accounts receivable/bank reconciliations etc).
-Ideally have experience of producing reconciliations, bank reconciliations or balance sheet.
-Be able to and will enjoy implementing new processes and procedures and will be comfortable taking the lead on training members of staff on new ways of doing things.
-Be able to build relationships with the wider finance function and other key stakeholders within and outside of the business.
-Have proven management skills and will be able to motivate team members whilst also remaining hands on with the daily workload.
-Have good system skills and will pick up new software packages easily.
-Be comfortable with a contract role and will ideally be available at short notice, although for the right candidate a longer notice period will be considered.

For further information please contact Gemma Watmough on (Apply online only)

Sewell Moorhouse acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers

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