Purchase Ledger Manager

Page Personnel Finance
Chester, UK
15 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Page Personnel are working hand in hand with this reputable business to recruit for a Purchase Ledger Manager. This Purchase Ledger Manager role is working for a global recognised business the role will manage a team and support the financial controller.

Client Details

This successful company have a friendly, efficient and professional approach to work. They have rapidly grown in recent years and are based in amazing modern work Offices in Chester. They are keen to hear from a hard-working, enthusiastic and committed Purchase Ledger Manager with a positive attitude to join their team!


This role will include the following Key Responsibilities, over time this role is expected to grow.
  • Manage the day-to-day activity of the Accounts Payable function
  • Receipt of invoices, verification, record of transaction and direct expense
  • Processing of payments in a timely manner to ensure supplier continuity including sending out remittances to suppliers
  • Reconciliation of accounts with suppliers statements
  • Supplier and internal queries handling
  • Enhancing Regions cashflow position by ensuring suppliers accounts are managed within the agreed credit limits
  • Processing of Employee Expense Claims in line with the company's Travel policy
  • Control of petty cash
  • Ensure accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency in job assignments and procedures to meet up with operational needs
  • Creation of main policies and procedures for account payable team
  • Resolve all payments or billing issues with vendors
  • Coordinate and set up processes, as well as research technical accounts payable issues
  • Ensure the accuracy of financial statements; post information at the end of every month; and also handle monthly closing of financial records
  • Supervise a team of accounts payable staff to ensure they are following the laid down procedures
  • Serve as link between the organisation and government to provide information required when there is need for such information
  • Conduct interview, hire, train, and evaluate every member of the Accounts payable department to boost performance and development
  • Make available accounting records to operational staff; provide solution to financial questions/concerns to meet up the needs of the business
  • Provide source accounting record for audit request or general ledger closes
  • Create and implement goals, objectives, standards, and procedures for accounts payable team, together with departmental management personnel
  • Stay current on accounts payable trends, and also focus on how industry trends will influence and support company's policy


Skills, experience and education required:
  • Experience in accounts payable supervisory role
  • GCSEs (A-C) including maths as a minimum.
  • Degree in Accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Analytical & computer literate (Proficient in Excel and Word)
  • Exposure to project management
  • Strong problem solving skills, basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and corporate procedures
  • Ability to plan, direct, and review the work of subordinate accounts payable workers in the company in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations such as percentages, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division quickly and accurately
  • Ability to present excellent and courteous customer service, create, and maintain effective working relationship with other members of the department

Job Offer

This role will offer the candidate the following:
  • £30,000
  • Pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Shared save scheme
  • Onsite canteen

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