Purchase Ledger Manager

£31,000 - £35,000 Per Annum

Full Time


Birmingham, West Midlands


Posted 28 days ago

Expires In 13 Hours

Job Description

Job Title: Purchase Ledger Manager
Salary: £31,000 - £36000

We are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Purchase Ledger Manager to join a finance team and play a crucial role in managing the Purchase Ledger team for our client.

As the Purchase Ledger Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the efficient processing, authorisation, and payment of invoices, ensuring accurate cost recharging to customers and timely payments to suppliers. Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will play a key role in keeping the executive team informed about critical issues and matters related to costs and expenditures.


  • Efficiently manage the day-to-day operations of the Purchase Ledger team, ensuring equitable distribution of work.
  • Provide regular updates and feedback to the Head of Finance on both business and team activities and address any arising issues.
  • Ensure accurate charging of costs to customers and timely payment of all overhead invoices.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Finance for cash flow forecasting, ensuring optimal resource management.
  • Supervise team member holidays and sickness, ensuring adequate coverage when required.
  • Handle payment processing for UK and foreign suppliers using the most appropriate means.
  • Enforce adherence to policies and procedures for processing and authorising costs, including invoices, credit cards, and expenses.
  • Resolve queries from internal departments or external suppliers regarding invoice payments.
  • Oversee the posting of invoices to the purchase and cost ledgers for timely payments and accurate sales invoicing.
  • Check statements received to ensure invoices have been received, resolving any arising queries.
  • Ensure VAT receipts are received for all Requests for Payment and Pro-forma invoices.
  • Support the Head of Finance in identifying and implementing process improvements.
  • Undertake additional duties as directed by the Head of Finance within the scope of the role.

Technical Skills & Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to manage and motivate team members.
  • Numerate, minimum of GCSE Maths, grade C.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficient IT skills, including knowledge of MS Office.
  • Familiarity with current VAT regulations.
  • Knowledge of SAGE 300 is an advantage.
  • Understanding of a multi-currency ledger.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Knowledge of electronic banking systems.
  • Familiarity with foreign payments, including requirements for specific countries.

If you have experience as Purchase Ledger Manager and are looking for a new challenge click the apply button now!

Khalid Saeed


0121 6435000

Division 041

Pertemps Birmingham

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