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Purchase Ledger Manager

NC Associates Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
Transactions and Purchase Ledger Manager/ Manchester City Centre/ Leading and Growing Organisation/ Excellent Benefits

My industry leading client requires an experienced and ambitious Accounts Payable Manager to join their successful yet continually evolving finance team. Overseeing a (growing) team, you will be responsible for motivating and supporting the department to maximise results and efficiency.

You will require previous experience in a managerial capacity, ideally gained within a fast-paced and transactions focussed environment. The successful candidate will require excellent communication skills to liaise with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority.

This is a varied and rewarding position that can offer multiple benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development.


  • Manage the Accounts Payables team of 7 to ensure efficiency within the department and wider Finance Team.
  • Provide; support, mentoring and training to the team, establishing a high-morale culture and enabling team members to develop within their positions and fulfil all responsibilities effectively and accurately.
  • Monitor, identify and address training needs through regular 121s and appraisal reviews.
  • Coordinate team members holidays and other absences.
  • Oversee all daily Accounts Payables tasks including the Balancing Settlement Plan and ensuring all payments are reconciled and allocated bi-weekly.
  • Prepare and authorise weekly BACS payment runs, bank transfers and foreign currency settlements.
  • Complete Company payment card uploads, reconciliations, and settlements.
  • Download, exception invoices and reconcile Company Credit Card Statements to ensure accuracy.
  • Allocate supplier payments and complete accurate settlement of supplier invoices.
  • Oversee all Intercompany accounts, overhead invoice payments and internal expense claim processes.
  • Ensure the accuracy of raised invoices, client credit card charges and payment entries inputted into the accounting systems.
  • Review the Company creditor ledger to assess any potential risk and action accordingly.
  • Provide MI reporting to the senior Finance Team.
  • Nurture, strengthen and promote positive working relationships across internal departments.
  • Review departmental staff resourcing needs and manage the recruitment process alongside the Recruitment Team.
  • Consistently support and promote process and systems improvements.

  • Previous Managerial experience within a busy and high-volume transactions focused Finance Team
  • Understanding of and exposure to wider finance processes (Billing, Accounts Receivable, Credit Control)
  • High volume transactions exposure and experience.
  • Advanced Excel and computerised system skills
  • The ability to motivate and develop a team of 7 to deliver excellent results.
  • Previous experience of mentoring staff, conducting 121s and appraisals - ensuring required training needs are met.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritise department tasks and duties accordingly.
  • Pro-active and forward-thinking mentality with problem-solving capabilities and the ability to suggest effective solutions.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to influence decisions.
  • A strong awareness and understanding of financial and commercial management with the ability to identify business opportunities.
  • Be committed to the continual development of systems and processes to support continual improvement within the Purchase Ledger Team.
  • Accountancy Qualifications are highly advantageous, although not essential.

If you have the managerial skills and experience outlined above and are seeking an opportunity to utilise your skills in a new challenge such as this, please call Rosie on for further information and/ or submit your CV for consideration. #NCA1

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