Your new role
In your new role you will be responsible for overseeing a team of administrators dedicated to managing supplier payments and generating relevant Accounts Payable reports. In this role you will coordinate the payment processes for goods and services received from suppliers and all employee expenses, ensuring accuracy and timeliness. You will collaborate with various departments and teams throughout the business on a daily basis.
Additionally, as Team Leader you will be responsible for the creation and analysis of reports related to but not limited to supplier payments, employee expenses and payment performance. You will play a crucial role in maintaining compliance within the Accounts Payable team to ensure regulations and internal controls are met, as well as assisting with opportunities to enhance efficiency and change. Strong leadership skills are essential for guiding and developing the team, while effective communication is necessary for liaising with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
What you'll be doing
Responsible for ensuring regular and ad hoc supplier and employee expense payments are delivered in line with the agreed business process timelines
Building relationships with approvers & internal stakeholders to effectively manage the supplier payment process
Responsible for the development, creation and maintenance of reports as required including legislation, compliance, SLA, KPI and audit requests
Assist with the maintenance of Supplier Master Data inline with company controls and timelines
Identify and drive improvements and automation to processes
Leading, training and developing a team of administrators in the day-to-day processing
To take responsibility for system upgrades and user testing as required
To support the Group AP Manager as and when necessary with ad hoc tasks
The role is for you if...
You have strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
Time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Self-motivation and flexibility with strong organisational, planning and administrative skills
Purchase ledger systems and processes, preferably in a retail or manufacturing environment
Knowledge of Microsoft ideally an experienced user of Open Accounts and Excel
It takes a whole lot of passion to be at the centre of what makes a house feel like home — and that’s just what we do at DFS. We’re the leading sofa retail specialist in the UK, helping people find a comfy seat on their great quality sofas since 1969.
We're a market leader in the UK because of one thing: our people. Our people made us who we are and will drive us into our ambitious future, together. We offer incredible opportunities to get stuck into fun and meaningful work as well as learn new skills — so you can really ‘find your thing’.
Excellent salary + Bonus + Benefits
Progression and Development opportunities to grow your skills
A huge 30% colleague discount, plus 15% friends & family discount across our Group (DFS, Sofology, Dwell)
Generous holiday allowance – the time you need to rest and relax and the longer you’re with us, the more time you’ll get! Opportunity to purchase additional holidays each year!
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave to give you the time you need to settle in with your new family member
Access to a range of high street & online discounts from: Sainsbury’s, ASOS, Currys PC World, IKEA, John Lewis and more.
Discounted Gym and Cinema memberships to help you unwind
Group Pension Scheme
Group Sharesave Scheme
Life Assurance & Company Sick Pay
Full comprehensive training
Paid days to volunteer each year
Any offer is subject to references & DBS Checks