Head of payments and control/ Accounts payable manager

Posted 22 February by Goodman Masson

Purpose of the role

  • Manage the team responsible for the daily end to end payment process
  • Own the accounts payable control environment
  • Be the liaison point with the business and suppliers for all invoice payment issues
  • Produce the monthly payment performance report and ownership of related metrics

Specific responsibilities

  • Escalation for all urgent payment issues
  • Supplier interaction & issue management (payment, service cut-off issues etc)
  • Authorisation of invoices and payment instructions
  • Payment Practices Performance Regulations compliance champion (bi-weekly squad meetings & driver of payment performance improvement)
  • Manage direct reports for payment function
  • Ensure daily exception reports are actioned
  • Monitor and validate payment controls
  • Aged creditor analysis and management
  • Month-end reconciliations
  • Responsibility for the VAT coding on all invoices
  • Ownership of new supplier on boarding and related regulatory compliance checks

Technical competencies

  • High level of familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Agresso and Workday experience preferred but not necessary
  • Numerate, with strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Able to improve and design procedures for payment related tasks and invoice inputting
  • Supervisory experience in a finance operations role

Required skills

  • Head of payments and controls/ Accounts payable manager

Reference: 34538889

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