We have a 15 month maternity cover contract, working with a large business in the agricultural sector that are based near Maidstone, Kent. Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger teams ,which consists of six members of staff. Previous experience of working in both areas is essential as well as experience of managing an accounts team.
Day to day supervision and line management responsibilities of the Sales Ledger Team (3 employees)
Day to day supervision and line management responsibilities of the Purchase Ledger Team (3 employees)
Working closely with the Group Financial Controller to ensure transactions are performed in line with company policies.
Establish review processes within the teams and implement changes where appropriate to ensure efficiency.
Develop long term relationships by seeking opportunities to work with other departments.
Keep Group Financial Controller up-to-date with team achievements, strengths and issues.
Overseeing testing of system upgrades to the Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger.
Supporting the Accountants with reconciliation queries on the ledgers.
Accounting qualification is an advantage ( AAT/ACCA/CIMA etc) but QBE will be considered
Previous management experience is essential
Ability to relate to key stakeholder personnel in a professional and credible fashion
Well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
Good attention to detail
Able to work to deadline
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Role: Finance Manager
Location: Maidstone, Kent