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Accounts Payable Team Lead (6 months FTC)

Allen Associates
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has just become available for an Accounts Payable Team Lead with demonstrable experience of managing a team, experience with offshore accounting functions and expertise in Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation to join our client’s Finance team on a six-month fixed term basis.

Accounts Payable Team Lead Responsibilities

This is a fast-paced and varied role, requiring someone to manage a team of 5-6 Accounts Payable Assistants and picking up from where the previous AP Lead left off.

Reporting to the Financial Controller the main responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

Managing the team to execute the final phases of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance rollout in collaboration with the Project Delivery Team and supporting final stages of testing for remaining processes within the platform.
Supporting data validation, migration and user training for the new ERP system, transitioning the team and wider business from the company’s existing platforms proficiently to the new Dynamics module.
Developing KPIs and reports to track and give visibility to the progress of the new implementation after the go-live status.
Ensuring invoices are processed, expenses are coded correctly and vendor payments are processed and paid in a timely manner, analysing any discrepancies as a matter of urgency.
Overseeing Accounts Payable activity that have been offshored to India.
Overseeing the monthly accounts payable close process and expense accruals.
Managing UK payment runs, ensuring all payments have the correct approvals in place.
Liaising with banking partners and treasury to ensure cash balances managed and payment queries are handled promptly.
Preparing and analysing accounts payable metrics, always working with the mentality of maximising cost saving opportunities.
Accounts Payable Team Lead Rewards

As well as working for a great company, providing services for a great cause, you can benefit from the following:

Holiday entitlement of 30 days plus bank holidays on a pro-rated basis.
Flexible and home-working options available.
Company pension - Employees are required to contribute a minimum of 4% and OPM will contribute a maximum of 4%
Cinema vouchers, eye care vouchers, and cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme, wellbeing apps and channels
The Company

Our client’s company has been built on core values based on collaboration, support and trust and they empower their people to grow and learn within the team. They’re a hard working but sociable team with a fun, community feel.

Accounts Payable Team Lead Experience

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Accounts Payable Manager who has demonstrable experience and understanding of the end to end accounts payable processes. For this reason, it is essential that you have three plus years in an Accounts Payable leadership role where you have managed a team. Proficient knowledge and experience of offshore accounting functions and ERP transformation with Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations AP module is an essential requirement to this role, as is knowledge of UK and EU regulations for international payments and AP best practices, therefore you will need to demonstrate how you have used this in an accounts payable setting before. You will be an excellent communicator who can navigate stakeholder management and communication with ease, and have a natural flair for problem solving and an analytical mindset. An organised self-starter, acting on your own initiative comes naturally to you and you’re not afraid to take responsibility for important processes whilst guiding and leading your team through the day to day running of the AP function. Proficient in the use of Excel, you will be numerate and IT literate. It is essential that you have an Accounts Payable Certification or are a qualified accountant to do this role.


Their modern office is based in Oxford City Centre. No on-site parking available but easily accessible via train or park and ride.

This is a full time position, working 40 hours, with core working hours of 9am - 5.30pm, however there is some flexibility to revise this should the successful candidate require it.

Hybrid working days and frequency are to be confirmed, however it is likely to be a minimum of at least 2 days per week in the office, but may be more if the business requires it on occasion.

How to Apply for this Accounts Payable Team Lead role

Please apply online with an up-to-date CV. Should you have any questions about your application please get in touch with Recruitment Consultant, Jade Lawrence, or (phone number removed)

The client is looking to interview as soon as possible. Interview details are TBC should you be successfully shortlisted.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment vetting checks and must have the right to work in the UK.


Allen Associates is a leading recruitment company in Oxfordshire recruiting for Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and PA/Administrative roles. Allen Associates operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on current vacancies please visit (url removed) and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. For our latest vacancies follow our Jobs on Twitter

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