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Connecting Talent to opportunity

Accounts & Purchasing Team Leader


Job Description:

Accounts & Purchasing Team Leader based in Guildford and the rate is £17.78ph PAYE per day

This is a full time role working on a temporary contract.

Employer Reference:                  357792

The successful candidate will ensure that the Finance team delivers a customer centric service to colleagues, vendors, customers and stakeholders by delivering business requirements (activities, tasks) adhering to policy, practices, KPI’s and SLAs.

They should understand and be responsible for the management of demand into the team. For example queries relating to policy, procedures and processes. Liaising with the corporate and joint finance function and wider business colleagues as necessary and appropriate. Horizon scanning and adapting the service provision to meet competing demands.

To provide leadership to their direct reports and build a highly capable team through the attraction, training and development of the necessary skilled professionals to meet the business need. Ensuring that they meet regularly with their direct reports through the use of ‘Focus meetings’. To support the recruitment and development of team members, effectively manage their performance against defined objectives and ensure that they are adequately trained.

To provide functional expertise to team members, manage their workload, act as first point of escalation ensuring that issues are effectively resolved.

To work closely across different functions within the SBS within 'one team' identifying continuous improvement coordinating service needs and resilience when needed and ensuring that processes are aligned across the two forces where possible.

To manage and troubleshoot areas of reduced team performance and attendance utilising the policies, systems and processes available.  To identify and action effective plans to achieve appropriate outcomes.

Due to high volumes of CVs received we are not able to respond to all unsuccessful applications. You will always however hear from us by phone if we are able to take your CV forward to the next stage.

If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number.

Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Accountancy