Accounts Payable Team Lead

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: Finance UK & European Centre of Excellence
  • Salary: Permanent
  • Location: Bishopbriggs, Glasgow
  • Closing: 2:16pm, 19th Oct 2021 BST

Perks and benefits

Healthcare
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

Introduction to the Role

We are recruiting an additional Accounts Payable Supervisor to join our growing team and to play a key role in the success of our European Centre of Excellence (CoE).

Over the last few years, the scope of our UK Accounts Payable team based in Glasgow has expanded to include five additional HarperCollins European territories. With a further two territories scheduled for 2022, the successful candidate will be joining the company at an exciting time.

 

Key Tasks and Accountabilities

  • Day to day management of Accounts Payable staff

  • Coaching, training, and mentoring via regular 1-2-1s

  • Business Partnering & enhancing department reputation and profile

  • First point of escalation for European Finance Directors & Managing Directors

  • Ensuring excellent service to stakeholders

  • Payment authorisation

  • Reviewing, checking, and releasing payment files

  • Approving manual payment requests

  • Ownership of AP SLAs, reporting & stats

  • Balance sheet reconciliations – oversee completion of recs and ensure clean accounts.

  • Hands on AP processing as and when required

  • Maintain AP policies and procedures

  • Manage & maintain AP approval matrix

  • Project work – training, testing (UAT and regression)

  • Ensuring all tasks completed in line with audit and compliance controls

 

Your first six months

  • Will have developed strong working relationships with your team

  • Will have established your profile with stakeholders as a trusted and reliable contact. 

 

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in managing staff

  • High volume processing environment, working to SLAs.

  • Previous experience within a finance team

  • Working in line with audit and controls, awareness of SOX

  • Knowledge of payment runs and balance sheet reconciliations

  • Appreciation of audit and controls compliance

  • Understanding of European VAT and tax requirements e.g. reverse charge, withholding taxes

  • JD Edwards knowledge would be beneficial but is not essential

  • Accustomed to providing consistently high level of service

  • Skilled communication with stakeholders at all levels and areas of the business

  • Able to take ownership, troubleshoot and provide effective solutions

  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to our Senior Recruitment Manager at Kally.simmonds@harpercollins.co.uk with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 19th Oct 2021

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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