Accounts Payable Team Lead

15 Jun 2022
05 Sep 2022
Full Time
Working at Stella McCartney is a truly rewarding experience. As a luxury fashion company with a strong ethical standpoint we are leaders and innovators in our industry.


This is a hybrid role (3 days office/ 2 days remote) reporting to the Senior Accounting Manager. The Accounts Payable Team Lead will oversee all activities in the accounts payable function for UK, France, Spain. The role oversees a team of two Accounts Payable Assistants and is responsible for managing all aspects of the purchase ledger, managing 500+ suppliers and internal business partners and driving process improvements and utilising the systems (SAP, Esker, Sapphire) effectively across accounts payable function.

Your Mission:
  • Leading the team to ensure that invoices are processed timely and coded accurately, open items on the AP sub-ledger are allocated timely and payment scheduled is followed
  • Overseeing invoice authorisations from the business in Esker (invoice management tool)
  • Reviewing payment runs for accuracy and compliance with company policies
  • Leading vendor master creation and maintenance process
  • Reviewing supplier accounts reconciliations
  • Completing AP month-end tasks, including accruals proposal
  • Preparing of VAT return (purchase ledger) and Intrastat filing
  • Inbound shipment / duties reconciliation (working with Logistics and Inventory Departments)
  • Cashflow forecast support
  • Formalisation of process notes (e.g. invoice process, payment) with Internal Control Manager
  • Accounts payable status and performance reporting
  • KPI set up and team members management, training & support

Your Talent:
  • 5+ years of experience in accounts payable with some years managing team
  • Good communicator - writing and verbal
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask
  • Approachable and able to network across the business
  • Well organised
  • Problem solver

Systems and Essentials:
  • Understanding of VAT
  • Basic understand of custom and duties
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Ability to use SAP or similar accounting software
  • French and/or Spanish language is a plus


Our philosophy is to go beyond monetary return and consider ourselves responsible for your wellbeing, your family, your health, your time and the community.
  • Up to 50% discount on Stella McCartney products
  • Exclusive staff sales and sample sales - Including other LVMH brands
  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%
  • Extensive private medical and critical illness insurance, as well as life assurance
  • Annual Health Screening
  • Annual Leave Shop where employees can buy or sell annual leave
  • Flexible working/core hours
  • Enchanced Maternity/paternity packages
  • Matched Give as You Earn charity scheme
  • Fitness membership (Classpass credits) and onsite yoga
  • Volunteer and Birthday leave
  • Health cash plan
  • Financial wellbeing program
  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support Services
  • Employee referral bonus

Optional/ Paid Benefits

Season ticket loan, cycle to work and tech schemes, travel and dental insurance and much more.

We welcome people with disabilities and endeavour to make reasonable adjustments, if you do require such adjustments please let us know within 48 hours of your interview.

At Stella McCartney, we like to be bold. For us this means challenging ourselves and the wider industry in which we operate. As part of our commitments to inclusive fashion, we have an ambitious strategy to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the centre of everything we do. Our starting point is to create a workplace where different voices are respected, heard and empowered in equal measure regardless of factors such as culture and backgrounds, and to influence and disrupt fashion and other industries by providing opportunities for global diverse talent to shine.

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