Accounts Payable and Receivable Manager

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Maidstone
Salary
Competitive
Posted
28 Jul 2021
Closes
12 Aug 2021
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a Accounts Payable & Receivable Manager for a Maternity Cover contract

Key Performance Area

Responsible for managing the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable teams, reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller

Liaising with your teams, internal departments and external stakeholders to ensure proactive debtor cash collection and supplier payment management thereby optimising the cash flow for the business.

Principal Accountabilities

Day to day supervision and line management responsibilities of the Sales Ledger Team (3 employees) and Purchase Ledger Team (3 employees) to ensure the teams run efficiently.

Develop AR and AP dashboard of KPIs.

Working closely with the Group Financial Controller to ensure transactions are performed in line with company policies.

Establish review processes within the teams and implement changes where appropriate to ensure efficiency.

Develop long term relationships by seeking opportunities to work with other departments.

Keep Group Financial Controller up-to-date with team achievements, strengths and issues.

Dealing with ad-hoc duties as required.

Overseeing testing of system upgrades to the Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger.

Supporting the Accountants with reconciliation queries on the ledgers.

Accounts Receivable

Ensure collection of cash in a timely manner, management of aged debt and limit the company's exposure to bad debt.

Liaising with the credit insurance company.

Building customer relationships including site visits to customers where necessary.

Assisting the SL team during busy periods.

Ensure all accounts operate within their credit limits as prescribed by our credit insurance company.

Regular debt reporting to Group Financial Controller

Accounts Payable

Ensure all tasks are carried out correctly and on time including the processing of invoices and payment runs.

Oversee processing of weekly wages payroll information

Assisting the PL team during busy periods.

Ensuring new supplier accounts are set up correctly ensuring compliance to internal procedures.

Regular review of the Creditors reporting to Group Financial Controller

Person Specification

* Evidence of extensive experience working in a comparable role, preferably within the fresh produce / fruit or food industry

* Strong appreciation of our business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to our
challenges

* Ability to relate to key stakeholder personnel in a professional and credible fashion

* Well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees

* Good interpersonal skills and strong leadership and management skills

* Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate

* Proactive approach and prompt responses to all stakeholder requests

* Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions, adopting a risk aware approach

* Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required

* Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel

Reports to : Group Financial Controller

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