Purchase Ledger Manager

Recruiter
Randstad Financial & Professional
Location
Hemel Hempstead
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purchase Ledger / Accounts Payable Manager

The role:
My client, a UK wide organisation who has benefited from the growth in the construction sector is seeking to add a Purchase Ledger Manager to their already established Purchase Ledger team.

Based in the UK head office the role will be responsible for the delivery of supplier payments and managing a team of 3.

The successful candidate will be an experienced manager who can lead a team to be the best, as well as managing a small portfolio of their own. You will come from an environment that is fast paced, high volume and has multiple elements to it.

Responsibilities:
- Managing and developing the PL team including objective setting and appraisals
- Recruitment and training of new team members
- Create and enforce processing deadlines
- Ensuring invoices are processed accurately within these deadlines
- Generation of payment runs - ensuring all suppliers are paid to terms
- Ensuring that supplier accounts are proactively managed by the team, with statements reconciled on receipt and payments prepared well in advance of payment run dates
- Reporting on payment activity and capacity planning
- Ensuring fair distribution of accounts across the team
- Dealing with queries and legal accounts where escalated by the PL team
- Control of the Aged Creditors report - reducing accounts on stop / legal, and managing the write off process
- Providing reporting and analysis of Aged Creditors to senior management
- Implementing process improvements, where necessary liaising with and reporting on purchasing procedures across the business
- Working with, and providing information, to other areas of the business with the view to ensuring best rates from suppliers

Skills & Attributes:
- Ability to plan, direct, and review the work of the Purchase Ledger team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
- Experience gained within an £80-£100m turnover business, with responsibility for payments in excess of £5m per month.
- Strong management skills, and must not be afraid to review and change existing processes.
- Thorough knowledge of purchase ordering and accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and basic accounting principles.
- Able to communicate effectively at all levels

Salary & Benefits
£30,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience plus 25 days holiday and company benefits

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
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