Accounts Payable Supervisor
Manchester Employer: Clinical Professionals
Job Level: Senior Level Job Type: Permanent
An outstanding opportunity at a global, dynamic and highly respected life sciences organisation, active in over 30 countries and the leader in several fields.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Accounts Payable team in the provision of timely, accurate and compliant purchase to pay services whilst seeking out opportunities for process alignment and improvement.

Location: Manchester, suitable for someone living in Manchester and surrounding areas, very close to train links

Salary: 35,000 plus bonus and benefits package (negotiable for exceptional candidates)

Role Summary

Line manage 10 direct reports
Provide timely, accurate and compliant accounts payable services
Act as first point of contact for Global Process Owner and for investigation and initiation of queries with suppliers and internal purchasing departments
Create work plans, ownership of KPIs, to define team priorities and coordinate team to ensure completion and inputs into performance evaluations for the team members and manage unresolved queries in the team
Supervise, improve and streamline AP process including automation
Providing other ad-hoc reporting and financial analysis to line managers and stakeholders

Experience required:
A proven track record, strong understanding and working knowledge of reconciling accounts, particularly supplier accounts and the importance of maintaining strict internal controls ideally within shared services
Experience of managing team within periods of substantial change
Experience of leading migration projects and continuous improvement projects
Good working knowledge of SAP and Excel and OCR
Proven ability to work as a member of leadership team and influence senior management