Accounts Payable, Team Leader - Payments & MDM
Colchester, England

Job Reference: CEX-FIN-10577

Location: Colchester, England

Closing Date: 30/09/2020

Department: Finance

Division: Global Support

AP Team Lead – payments & mdm

The AP Team Lead (Payments & MDM) will be responsible for ensuring all payment timetables and terms are met and that payments are made in accordance with Informa’s policies and guidelines.

You must also ensure that the team conform to Informa’s standard operating procedures whilst providing an excellent level of service to all Informa suppliers and colleagues.

The role will be based in our Colchester SSC and will report into the Accounts Payable Manager (EU)


Audit and assurance:

  • Ownership of any internal and external audit findings and proposed resolutions.  Report any key control weaknesses and proposed actions to mitigate
  • Perform RaCM tasks as required

Process Improvement:

  • Ensure standardisation is applied to all processes and proactively identify process/value improvement opportunities to the Global Process Team

Management reporting and analysis:

  • KPI stats and reporting for both internal metrics and external (regulatory) reporting









  • Encourage an environment in which people value diversity either in recruitment, team formation and/or in developing plans and strategies.
  • Bring team members into discussions so that they can contribute their ideas, are involved in setting team objectives and feel engaged on issues that affect them.
  • Support, assist and cover team members where necessary


  • Engage audience in interactive communication in small and large group settings and anticipate needs/ questions and respond appropriately.
  • Identify the appropriate audience for sharing information and proactively share appropriate fact-based information in a balanced and timely manner.

Relationship and development:

  • Encourage team to cultivate relationships across the business

Coaching and mentoring:

  • Create a team environment where members provide each other with constructive feedback regularly and in challenging situations.
  • Provide assistance in identifying career development opportunities for direct reports.

Driving performance:

  • Manage and communicate all aspects of the performance management process ensuring alignment with development plans.
  • Create a sense of urgency and focus the team on delivering and achieving results based on appropriately high standards and measures

Motivating and inspiring:

  • Create a culture that inspires people to do their best because they feel valued; recognise, reward and celebrate contribution and achievement

Change management:

  • Support implementation of organisational changes and assist in carrying out the goals and objectives of the management team.



  • Remain professional in difficult situations; demonstrate empathy to understand the feelings and actions of others; and give difficult messages in a way that limits misunderstanding and promotes acceptance.




Minimum of 4+ years Accounts Payable experience

Proven experience of working in a multi-currency environment

Previous experience in a senior / supervisory AP role


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.