Accounts Payable Supervisor

18 Feb 2019
18 Mar 2019
Job role
Accounts payable
Contract type
Full time

Are you a proven Accounts Payable specialist with strong development and coaching skills?

Can you engage and manage different stakeholders at all levels?

Do you want to be central in driving improvement in a fast moving and dynamic business?

If so, we may have the role for you. Hiscox are seeking an Accounts Payable Supervisor to play an instrumental role within the team.

You will be driven by delivering high quality service levels, engaging the wider business through consistent high communication and leading a team of five. The successful candidate with have the attitude and aptitude to thrive in a fast–moving, demanding, dynamic and ambiguous environment, with the personal integrity to make positive change even when it challenges the status quo.

What you'll be doing

  • UK focused role covering all transactional procure to pay activities.

  • Provision of support of the Head of Procurement in establishing the wider procurement capabilities.

  • Leading a team of Accounts Payable (AP) Controllers and Accounts Payable Assistants.

  • Take full ownership for the delivery of all AP SLAs and KPIs.

  • Management of all service providers for AP.

  • Act as an escalation point for queries into AP.

  • Ensure that all AP Payable accounts are complete and accurate.

  • Calculate VAT payments and submit VAT returns.

  • Strengthen the relationship between AP, internal stakeholdersand suppliers.

  • Strengthen the governance framework and enhance the AP control environment.

  • Work closely with Business Units to improve adherence to policy and practice.

  • Maintain consistent high quality service levels whilst delivering significant business changes.

  • Create a step change in wider business engagement through consistent high quality communication and service delivery.

  • Drive the agenda for continuous improvement, delivering projects and process standardisation, considering the wider Finance Transformation Programme.

Our must haves

  • Degree qualified or equivalent.

  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of end–to–end AP process in a complex organisation with a global scope.

  • Ability to build, motivate, develop members of the AP team.

  • Demonstrable ability to engage and manage different level stakeholders and multicultural audience/s through superior communication and presentation skills.

  • Proven ability to deal with and manage conflict.

  • Ability to facilitate day to day operational and strategic objectives.

  • Ability to manage customer expectations and demands, sell benefits to customers and build and maintain customer confidence.

  • Self–starter, able to drive the agenda to move the organisation forward.

  • Sound judgment and strong business acumen, always looking at the best possible outcome for Hiscox and aligned to the Hiscox goals.

  • Collaborative with peers and colleagues to drive involvement and engagement.

  • Act as a Change agent – continually looking for ways to drive process improvement
  • Knowledge of use of SUN GL is essential.

Our nice to haves

  • Accounting qualification is highly desirable.

  • CIPS or equivalent procurement / supply chain diploma is desirable .

  • Project Management skills desirable, with proven experience in a project leadership role, demonstrating the ability to drive gaps to resolution and achieve stated project success criteria.

  • Process improvement experience desirable.

  • Insurance industry experience desirable.
  • Experience of Oracle highly desirable.

Flexible working at Hiscox

Working life doesn't always have to be 'nine to five' and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.

About Hiscox UK

Hiscox UK is a leading brand in the insurance market, recognised as setting the standards others try to emulate. We consistently deliver strong growth and exceptional returns, recruiting only the very best and empowering them to deliver. We are known for insuring the homes of the rich and famous through to the most innovative technology companies. Our customers are diverse and unique and are only united by our ability to provide specialist insurance tailored to their needs.


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