At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently looking for an Accounts Payable Lead to join our team at our Head Office in Solihull, Birmingham.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

The Accounts Payable lead is a key part of the P2P team, reporting directly to the Senior Manager P2P and will lead a team of 11 to manage the end-to-end AP process. Key responsibility of the role is to ensure that all suppliers are paid to terms and all supplier invoices processed in line with business KPIs, enabling minimal levels of aged transactions. The AP lead is also responsible for managing the financial requirements of AP including statement reconciliations, aged creditors, GRNI, direct debits and blocked invoices, ensuring that the right processes and controls are in place in these areas and they are in line with company policy.  In addition, they will ensure that any SOx controls assigned to the role are performed in accordance with the timescales defined for each relevant control. 

•Lead, coach and develop the team, fostering a culture of individual development.

•Ensure statement reconciliations are completed in line with P2P Supplier processes. Ensuring software solutions are used and maintained within the team.

•Work with stakeholders to ensure reporting is meeting requirements, enhancing where necessary.

•Manage the financial responsibility of P2P including the completion of month end close process as required, journals, aged creditor reviews, direct debits and blocked invoices.

•Working closely with Record to Report team in SSC to ensure a joined up approach on all financial areas and together ensure that Tarmac is carrying appropriate liabilities.

•Support Tarmac’s GRNI initiative, maintaining accurate records and recommendations to support the National Finance Teams.

•Review all payment runs to ensure accurate and timely payments are made in line with the supplier terms, payment schedules and all controls are performed in line with SOx compliance.  

•Work closely with the central Finance team to support cash flow forecasting, ensuring accurate payment forecasting and that payment schedules are appropriately maintained and managed.

•Be a Subject Matter Expert in supporting site queries and support proactive resolution to any identified risks.

To be successful in this role, significant previous Accounts Payable experience in a similar role is strongly desirable. 

•Proven track record of leading and developing a team

•Able to demonstrate clear examples of continuous improvement 

•Computer literate with ability to work with MS Office including strong excel skills

•Strong knowledge of ERP systems e.g. SAP

•Must have the ability to analyse large volumes of data

•Must have a logical and pragmatic approach when problem solving

•Able to multitask, be organised and can prioritise and manage a number of projects and/or workstreams simultaneously

•Have excellent skills at building relationships across the various Business functions at all levels and with 3rd party software provider

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to clearly and professionally communicate with suppliers, direct reports, peers and senior management

•Able to remain calm, resilient and objective in difficult circumstances

Salary: Competitive
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Job Reference: tarmac/TP/40135/4926

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