1 month ago

Ref: BBBH35672

Accounts Payable Team Leader

Isleworth, London



Accounts Payable Team Leader


Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits

Role Profile

Bunzl UK & Ireland supplies, through a number of specialist distribution businesses, a range of more than 100,000 products including food packaging, disposable supplies, catering equipment, healthcare consumables and cleaning and safety products to supermarkets, retailers, hotels, restaurants and caterers, construction companies, healthcare providers and other users.

Currently all finance activities are managed within the different Bunzl operating companies however, the decision has been taken to create a Finance Shared Service Centre (FSSC) which is located in Isleworth. The FSSC will manage most of the finance activity across UK & Ireland.

As Bunzl's outsourced recruitment partner, Cast UK are delighted to be managing the recruitment of all new hires for the FSSC. As part of the new team, we are looking to recruit an Accountant.

The Accounts Payable Supervisor is responsible for driving their team to deliver documented and auditable processes, accurately input data relating to purchase and expense invoices, manage and reconcile supplier accounts, deal with queries and arrange payments to suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Initial point of contact for the Accounts Payable Clerks, supporting the team with people-related matters
  • Effective resource planning to ensure services are delivered by the Accounts Payable Clerks
  • Drive timely management of purchase invoice and payment queries, updating tickets, liaising with suppliers, and proactively seeking resolution through internal and external communication channels or running payment processes
  • Perform monthly and ad-hoc supplier statement reconciliations
  • Resolve recurring issues and process improvement opportunities
  • Monitoring the delivery of agreed services against the daily/weekly plan
  • Effectively monitor invoices over and under 30 days old
  • Work closely with the rest of the Accounts Payable team to ensure issues are monitored and resolved
  • Observe and actively promote the Bunzl Health, Safety and Environment ethos and help building fun and supportive environment in the Bunzl Finance Shared Service Centre.
  • Carry-out monthly 1:1 reviews & annual appraisals with the Accounts Payable Clerks

Skills & Experience Required

  • Team leader or Supervisor experience
  • Ability to follow documented and auditable processes.
  • Knowledge of sage accounting system or similar.
  • Written communication skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Fun and positive attitude.
  • Manage demanding workloads and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

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Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK or to discuss how we can find talent for your business then please visit www.castuk.com

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