Purchase Ledger Supervisor

Elevation Recruitment Group
West Yorkshire, UK
Closing date
23 Sep 2020

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Elevation Accountancy & Finance are currently working with a leading manufacturing firm based in the Halifax area, as they look to appoint an experienced Purchase Ledger Manager into their friendly team, on a full time, permanent basis.

The successful candidate will have experience of leading and managing a busy purchase ledger team (ideally within a manufacturing environment) and taking on the full responsibility of the end to end accounts payable process. They will also be a confident communicator, with the ability to liaise with and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders at varying levels.

Duties of the Purchase Ledger Manager will include:

*Managing the team responsible for the two principle purchase ledgers, ensuring that all internal controls (including supplier statement reconciliations, new account openings) and the associated governance are operating effectively
*Responsibility for all stock invoice postings, including the allocation of freight, duty and management of currency within the stock and purchase ledger system
*Responsibility for all aspects of engagement with HMRC
*Preparing the monthly and quarterly VAT returns with the Financial Controller
*Managing treasury operations including bank-to-day payments
*Managing supplier payments through the HSBC trade finance facility and the associated governance obligations
*Driving process improvements across the purchase ledger and treasury operations with a move towards simplification and automation of processes onto the SAP system

Person Specification:

*Previous experience of leading teams and managing a purchase ledger department and treasury operations is essential
*Previous experience (hands on practical knowledge) in working with SAP
*Proficiency in IT (including Excel based data management e.g. pivot tables; look-up formulas)
*An organised work style with the ability to delegate and effectively lead teams to deliver tasks
*An ability to communicate effectively (build relationships) with internal and external stakeholders across all levels
*A positive can-do attitude with a passion for searching for continuous improvements

If you feel that you have the relevant skills to be considered for this opportunity, please feel free to apply today to avoid missing out
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