Purchase Ledger Manager

If you are an experienced Purchase Ledger Manager then this role could be the right move for you.

Job Role:

The Purchase Ledger Manager will have good experience and will be great at managing and motivating a team of 5 and will be able to communicate effectively at all levels. Their responsibility will be to lead the Purchase Ledger team to ensure all invoices are properly recorded and processed on to the system (for 2 companies) in line with the Company’s procedures, to ensure that invoice queries are identified and resolved, and that all invoices are cleared for payment in a timely and effective manner.

Person Specification:

* Previous Team management experience, 12 months minimum.

* Previous purchase ledger experience including working with foreign currencies.

* Working understanding of VAT.

* Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Excel.

* Excellent communication skills with the ability to deal with people at all levels.

* Ability to work under pressure & meet deadlines.

* Flexibility

* Conscientious

Main Duties :

* Lead, mentor, support and motivate a team of Purchase Ledger Clerks to achieve their targets.

* Carry out regular team appraisals, highlight any staff knowledge deficiencies and initiate ongoing training to team members if required.

* Manage team workload, ensuring data is processed accurately and in a timely manner.

* Closely monitor accounts to ensure cash flow is maximised with supplier accounts being paid to terms.

* Review/Manage new supplier applications and obtain approval.

* Respond to and resolve complex matters that are escalated to you by the purchase ledger team.

* Ensure the purchase ledger policy and payment cycle is being followed and upheld.

* Attend management meetings as required.

* Ensure Supplier are paid to agreed terms and fully reconciled to statements monthly.

* Instigate and lead projects that support developments and improvements within the purchase ledger function.

* Ad-hoc duties, as required to support the goals and objectives of the team.

* Communicate regularly and effectively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all parties are kept up to date on relevant matters.

* Reconcile month end accounts to Trial Balance and assist in the purchase ledger invoice accrual.

Report to the Financial Controller


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