Accounts Payable Team Leader

Derby College
£24,000 - £26,000 Per Year, per annum
17 Mar 2023 05:12
15 Apr 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Team Leader / Supervisor
Accounting / Finance / Funding
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Accounts Payable Team Leader

Job Title: Accounts Payable Team Leader

Job Location: Derby College, Hybrid - Ilkeston Campus / Remote working (3 Days onsite)

Reference number: E5117

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 + Extensive Benefits Package

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Monday - Friday

The vision of Derby College Group (DCG) is to create world-class, accessible education opportunities that enrich lives and make bright futures a reality for all. DCG is committed to providing educational excellence, championing social mobility and driving economic prosperity. We deliver high-quality academic, vocational and technical education that empowers people to achieve their ambitions while providing employers across the Midlands and beyond with the talented workforce of tomorrow.

We are looking for an Accounts Payable Team Leader to join our Finance team. This diverse role requires a very highly organised, proactive, and responsive individual who is process driven, and able to produce work to a high level of accuracy along with the ability to lead and support the team. You will be self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and will work effectively as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Co-ordinating the processing of supplier invoices in a timely manner and ensuring that all purchasing queries are processed through the Finance mailbox.
  • Ensuring that invoices are coded correctly to a high level of accuracy.
  • Performing regular Supplier Statement reconciliations and ensuring any issues are resolved.
  • Ensuring that any Payment on Accounts are investigated, and invoices are allocated correctly.
  • Ensure adherence to month end deadlines and completion of month end processes
  • Creating and verifying new supplier accounts on the system including banking/fraud checks.
  • Acting as first point of contact for supplier and purchasing queries.
  • Dealing with system issues, performing housekeeping and system admin
  • Preparing the weekly payment run and ensuring that payments are made to agreed supplier payment terms.
  • Ensuring that credit cards are reconciled monthly including obtaining any missed invoices.
  • Employee expenses review and approval
  • Ensuring that daily bank imports are performed, and any issues are resolved accordingly.
  • Support the Accounts Receivable team on an ad hoc basis as required.
  • Assisting with implementation of any process improvements.
  • Deputise for the Senior Finance Co-ordinator as required.

Key attributes:
  • Previous experience working within a busy Accounts Payable department.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, excellent organisation skills and is tenacious by nature.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook.
  • The ability to analyse and solve problems.
  • Confident individual with a good work ethic, willing to be hands-on and able to work to strict deadlines.
  • Process driven, ability to challenge existing processes and implement improvements.
  • Experienced in a high-volume transactional environment.

Benefits of working at Derby College:
  • Flexible working options
  • Funded training and development
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 34 days holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur)
  • Totum discount card (Student discount card equivalent)
  • Discounted train travel
  • Discounted onsite Little Explorers Nursey
  • Eye Care
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If this role sounds interesting, the full job description and application link can be found below.

If you have any questions and/or would like an informal chat, please contact Lucy via email - [email protected]

Job Description