Head of Accounts Payable - Chelsea Wharf

Little London, UK
45,000 - 70,000 per annum
17 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022
Experience level
We are looking for a Head of Accounts Payable to join a leading development company aiming to build quality homes, strengthen communities, and make a lasting positive difference to people's lives. Due to continued growth, they are now looking for a Head of Accounts Payable to manage AP managers, and AP assistants across multiple sites. This role would predominantly be based in the Chelsea Wharf office but may require adhoc travel to other sites in London.

You will be responsible for monitoring performance and improving ways of working, while supporting the Accounts Payable Function. You will report back to senior management on progress

You will do/be:
  • Managing a team of 9, including 2 AP Managers.
  • Management of the team to include: holidays, absence, staff appraisals, performance management, training, team meetings etc.
  • Ensuring all suppliers and consultants are paid in a timely manner
  • Driving down the number of invoices outstanding on the ledgers
  • Improving payment efficiencies
  • Ensuring the payment KPI's are met
  • Managing relationships with invoice approvers from around the business
  • Ensuring payment runs are processed weekly in a timely fashion
  • Oversight of supplier statement reconciliations
  • Oversight of the bank reporting (daily) Subcontractor Ledger, to include:
  • Oversight of the subcontractor payments
  • Continuous review of processes to drive efficiency and consistency in the team, including managing relationships with subcontractors and our internal Commercial (surveying) department
  • Ensuring the payment KPIs are met
  • Oversight of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), including preparation of monthly tax returns to HMRC
  • Some understanding of the VAT rules relevant to the industry Reporting:
  • Outstanding invoices, including issuing invoice distribution lists
  • Departmental KPI's 2
  • PAYE Settlement Agreement General Duties
  • Approval of the bank change audit reports
  • Approval of new supplier accounts
  • Responsible for resolving any legal letters received from suppliers/subcontractors.

  • 5+ Years in a similar role managing an AP function
  • Good excel skills and confident in reporting performance to senior management
  • Experience in Accounts Payable

  • £45-70,000 depending on experience

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