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Purchase Ledger Manager

Stanley, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time

The Client:

A well-established Construction organisation based Liverpool.

Founded in 1985, they’ve grown to a £multi-million pound company supporting clients in sectors incl. Education, Local Government, Housing Associations, Retail and Energy.

You will enjoy a diverse role with potential for future growth and progression. This position will make a real contribution to the success of the company as it continues to grow.

The Opportunity:

As Purchase Ledger Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the purchase ledger function, ensuring accurate and timely processing of invoices, maintaining strong supplier and subcontractor relationships, and optimising the efficiency of the AP processes.

Some of the key responsibilities for this successful individual would be but not limited to:

* Invoice Processing - Manage the end-to-end process of invoice processing, incl. receipt, coding, authorisation, and entry into the accounting system. Ensure accuracy and completeness of all invoices, verifying details such as prices, quantities, and payment terms.

* Payment Processing - Co-ordinate with the finance team to schedule and execute timely payment runs, incl. both manual and automated payment methods. Monitor cash flow requirements and prioritise payments accordingly, adhering to agreed payment terms and maintaining positive vendor relationships.

* Supplier & Sub Contractor Management - Be the primary point of contact for supplier inquiries and issue resolutions related to the purchase ledger. Cultivate strong relationships with key suppliers and subcontractors, promoting effective communication and collaboration.

* Process Improvement - Continuously review and streamline accounts payable processes to enhance efficiency and accuracy. Identify opportunities for automation and implement solutions to reduce manual effort and enhance productivity.

* Reporting and Analysis - Generate regular reports on accounts payable metrics, such as aging analysis, invoice accuracy, and payment performance. Provide insights and recommendations based on analysis of purchase ledger data to support strategic decision-making.

* Compliance and Controls - Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, as well as relevant accounting standards and regulations. Implement and maintain strong internal controls over the purchase ledger function to mitigate risks of errors and fraud.

The Candidate:

The successful Purchase Ledger Manager will be/have:

* 3 - 5 years proven experience in a similar role, preferably within the Construction or related industry would be great

* AAT level certification would be nice, but not essential

* Strong understanding of accounts payable processes and principles

* Proficiency in Microsoft Excel - (e.g. v-look ups)

* Preferable experience in the use of Xero, but definitely not essential

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with internal stakeholders, external suppliers and communicate with people who have a non-financial background

* Analytical mindset with a focus on continuous improvement and problem-solving

* Attention to detail and accuracy in processing financial transactions

* Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines

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