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Reconciliation Team Leader - Source to Pay

Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
Reconciliations Team Manager - Source to pay £36,000 - £40,000 plus excellent benefits (Work Level 6A) Manchester city centre, hybrid working
We’re looking for a Reconciliations Team Manager to join our Source to Pay team within our Co-op Business Services (CBS) function.
In this role, you’ll lead a team of reconciliation advisors in an inclusive way, making sure that they complete accurate reconciliations within the agreed timescales. We’ll also look to you to oversee our supplier accounts, making sure the balances are under control and up to date. This is a fantastic chance to develop your skills and build a rewarding career in a business that always puts people at the heart of its strategy.
What you’ll do

Lead a team of reconciliation advisors, supporting their development, delegating work, and acting as a point of contact for any issues in the team
Support the team with completing balance sheet recs and vendor accounts accurately and on time on a monthly basis, assisting with resolving any outstanding reconciliations queries.
Make sure supplier account balances are up to date and any issues are worked through with the supplier
Make sure the controls the team work with mitigate any risks
Build strong relationships with the wider teams across the business, keeping up to date of any changes in the business and communicating these effectively to the team
Lead on continuous improvement initiatives to make sure the reconciliation team is working in the most efficient way and is providing an excellent service
Monitor the team KPIs and provide insights on performance against these to the Payments Manager

This role would suit people who have

An AAT qualification (or similar) or currently working towards one
Previous accounting and/or reconciliations experience with an understanding of what controls are needed throughout the process
Previous line management experience with the ability to motivate and coach colleagues
The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high-volume workflow
Strong relationship building and influencing skills with internal and external partners at all levels
Good analytical and Excel skills

Why Co-op?
If you have the skills that we need, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services).

An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays
A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
Coaching and training to support your career development
Wagestream app - giving you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn
YuLife app - rewarding you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities.
Building a diverse environment
We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.
We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply. If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.
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