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    Accounts Payable Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Sales / Purchase Ledger
  • Location: Burnley, Lancashire
  • Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
  • Date posted: 04/03/2019
  • Job reference: 38510_1551698309

My clients thrive in a company culture that is driven to deliver more for customers. Their employees are committed, proactive and motivated. This dynamic environment contributes to a thriving growth-focused culture throughout the company, providing many career opportunities that span sales, commercial and corporate activities

Objectives of the Role:

The Accounts Payable Manager is responsible for the day to day management of the relevant Accounts Payable Team, ensuring that all transactions are processed consistently, efficiently and compliantly. Key to this is building strong relationships with vendors and internal stakeholders including finance, warehouse and purchasing, to enable timely query resolution. A continuous focus on improvement, whilst working flexibly to meet the evolving need of our dynamic business is essential to the success of this role.

Business Responsibilities:

Train, develop and manage the relevant Accounts Payable Team to ensure processes are completed with accuracy, deadlines are met and key metrics achieved, with a focus on improving working capital

Provide support to the team on high level query and issue resolution, and prioritisation of work

Build strong relationships with vendors & internal stakeholders, and be the escalation point for complaints.

Provide support and expertise into the AP and business procedures in the purchase- to- pay cycle.

Direct and motivate professional staff in performance management and personal development, including monthly performance management activities which support the delivery and effective outputs expected from a high performing team.

People Responsibilities:

Manages the relevant Accounts Payable Team, including performance management and staff development

Shares knowledge and experience with other team members

Encourages the best in others

Is open and approachable to others

Builds relationships with external vendor relationships & internal stakeholders

Skills and Behaviours:

A good working knowledge of all accounts payable procedures

Strong vendor focus mind-set coupled with the ability to manage challenging vendors in an understanding and professional manner

Ability to respond in a constantly changing environment, remain calm and work productively under pressure

Lead by example acting as role model for team members

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail with a high level of accuracy

A professional attitude

Excellent communications skills, verbal and written

Self-motivation, flexibility and drive

Strong organisational, planning and administrative skills.

Key Performance Indicators:

The ability to meet deadlines and targets

Mentor, coach and train staff

Balance sheet ageing

Debit note ageing

Short delivery ageing

Price query ageing

GRNI ageing

Completion of team's supplier statement reconciliations.


Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, proven ability to build effective relationships.

Able to facilitate between teams to progress issues and drive through change and process improvements.


Experienced in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Be looking for an opportunity to offer fresh ideas.

Experience of SAP.

Demonstrate a strong understanding and awareness of Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct.

If you are interested in this role and would like further details please submit your CV to Tracy Bolan at

At Clayton Recruitment we passionately believe your talent matters, so we specialise in recruiting the best talent and connecting this to your opportunities. Based in the North West, our pedigree and service levels give those looking to make a move a refreshingly different recruitment experience. You will work with experienced professionals, dedicated to your success. Take a look at our web site for our latest blogs and news and to keep up to date with current vacancies.

Clayton Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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