Purchase ledger manager

Robert Half
London (Greater)
19 Jan 2019
16 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Robert Half is currently working with a fast growing insurance brokers based in central London. The client is looking for a Purchase Ledger Manager to join their dynamic and growing team.

This company has previous won awards in the Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for.


Purchase Ledger Manager - 1 direct report

This role is a brand new position and will take full ownership of the accounts payable function as well as managing a accounts assistant.

You will perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions.
  • Review all purchase invoices for appropriate coding and approval prior to posting and payment
  • Establish and maintain effective controls over payment runs to suppliers, including BACS, faster payments, Government payments, standing orders and direct debits
  • Drive improvements and standardisation across business areas
  • Be a confident and strong communicator capable of getting your ideas across to senior stakeholders both inside and outside the company
  • Processing personal expense - final approval checks, posting into Dimensions, preparing expenses file for HR payroll
  • Processing credit card expenses - uploading into Access expense, final approval checks, posting into Dimensions and then allocating payment correctly on HSBC credit card ledger
  • Requesting new company credit cards/liaising with HSBC regarding any changes to credit cards
  • Provide advice, guidance and training to internal stakeholders on the company's purchase order system
  • Bank reconciliation performed on a daily basis
  • Manage the corporate card processes
  • Manage access expense related issues
  • Managing any payment/invoice related issues
  • Assist in month end closing
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Assist in cheque writing where required
  • Posting of the prepayments and assisting in maintaining the prepayment schedule
  • Posting of fixed asset invoices and assisting in maintaining the fixed asset register

  • 2-4 years of Accounts Payable experience.
  • Prior experience managing AP function.
  • Must be well organised and a self-starter
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with budget holders and suppliers in a professional manner
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team and a high volume environment while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficient in Excel

Salary & Benefits

£30,000 - £35,000 + study support + excellent benefits

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