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Accounts Payable – AP Ledger Services Controller – Temporary role until 31/03/2022

Job Posted: 21 November 2022
Job Updated: 21 November 2022

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Job Title: Accounts Payable Ledger Services Controller

Function: Finance – Accounts Payable

Location: Alfreton – Hybrid Working

Type: Fixed Term Contract – Ending 31st March 2023

Salary: £18,000-£24,000

Closing Date: Monday 5th December 2022


We have an exciting opportunity within NHS Supply Chain for a Accounts Payable Controller to join our finance team.


What does a Accounts Payable Controller do at NHS Supply Chain?


  • Provides leadership to the accounts payable team.
  • Supervises the processing and reconciliation of supplier transactions and, monitors processes, procedures and controls, to ensure transactions are recorded and collected in accordance with agreed accounting standards, scheme of delegation and payment terms.
  • Develops and maintains supplier relationships
  • Act as a functional expert to drive continuous improvement and provide guidance and advice to the team
  • To supervise the processing and payment of supplier transactions in accordance with agreed standards
  • To continuously review processes and procedures and identify opportunities to improve controls and simplify services
  • Maximise cash-flow and the benefits from prompt payment of suppliers
  • Appropriate controls implemented and maintained to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the underlying accounting transactions and Accounts Payable sub-ledgers
  • Continuous development of a high performing team
  • Act as a source of professional expertise and input into the development of Finance policy throughout NHSSC
  • Supervise the scanning and capture of supplier invoices in accordance with agreed standards through the designated 3rd party
  • Ensure supplier debt is continually monitored and actively managed and challenge performance based on age of debt including UPI, adherence to payment terms, number of queries, accounts on-stop
  • Outputs (including invoices) completed & issued in accordance agreed standards & deadlines
  • Outputs consistent & accurate with minimal errors & omissions
  • Value & age of the below is monitored & accurately reported
    1. Validated Aged Debt
    2. UPI/Queries
    3. Payments
    4. Write-offs & Provisions
  • Develop and maintain external stakeholder financial relationships. Ensuring effective working relationships, regular communication and the optimisation of business results
  • Develop and maintain a cross functional internal network to ensure effective working relationships, regular communication and the optimisation of business results

    What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?


  • Management of the processing and handling of large volumes of data
  • Commercial management of supplier relationships
  • Communication, negotiating and influencing skills
  • Effective problem evaluation and solution
  • Management and leadership of staff
  • Significant experience in Ledger Services environment
  • Significant experience within an Accounts Payable type environment, with some leadership experience preferred

    How you’ll work


    In Spring 2022 we moved to hybrid working; a blend of home and office working 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days at home.


    In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


  • Performance led annual bonus scheme
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 12% of your salary)
  • Flexible benefits scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you
  • 3 days paid Volunteering Leave
  • Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts
  • Flexible working options
  • National Annual season ticket purchase scheme
  • Eye Care vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme

    NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


    NHS Supply Chain (SCCL) is an organisation that procures and supplies ~£3.5bn of medical devices and consumables to the NHS every year, while driving strategy, standards, efficiency, and best practise across the entire NHS Supply Chain.

    We have big plans for the future. Guided by our Vision and Strategy, we are determined to be a proactive and collaborative partner that delivers financial and health benefits across the whole healthcare system. 

    NHS Supply Chain requires clear, purposeful, and impactful transformation.  To deliver our strategy we are rebalancing our business model, implementing a new operating model, and refreshing our core technology.

    Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. we provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.


    Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first


    Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health



  • Be Authentic
  • Be Inclusive
  • Be Driven
  • Be Enterprising
  • Be The Difference

    Other Information

  • SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.
  • For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:
  • For an informal discussion about the role in confidence please email us at to arrange a call with the Hiring Manager.
  • A full role profile and person specification is available on request by emailing the above email address.

    NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer

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