Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Purchase Ledger Manager


Reference: DJ/0061

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £32,000.00

Maximum Salary: £37,000.00


I am currently recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Manager to join a well-known and exciting business in Crewe. Working closely with the Financial Controller you will own a busy purchase ledger function in a pacey business.


Responsibilities and duties:

  • Lead the Purchase Ledger team, ensuring that all direct reports understand their roles and accountabilities. Support the teams ongoing development needs to ensure they are able to operate effectively and deliver high performance
  • Responsible for delivering accurately and on time all activities in Accounts Payable
  • Ensure processes and procedures are in place and followed and review these for continual improvement to ensure efficient ways of working
  • Provide accurate purchase ledger records in support of the monthly and year end processes, including ensuring the accuracy of supplier balances in the accounting records
  • Ensure all suppliers are paid accurately and on time, maintaining the Company’s strong credit scoring and providing excellent customer service
  • Develop and report on AP metrics including exception processing, accuracy, timeliness and customer satisfaction and drive improvement
  • Provide hands on support to the team to ensure all deadlines are reached
  • Support the Finance team with the reconciliation of intercompany accounts
  • Ensure queries are properly investigated and corrective action taken
  • Help to identify and implement JDE process improvements and system fixes
  • Work closely with our Distribution team to ensure that all HMRC paperwork in relation to our bonded warehouse is posted accurately and duty payments are processed correctly
  • Help to produce and verify the Company’s quarterly VAT returns
  • Produce quarterly Intrastat analysis and submissions
  • Manage sales invoice processing ensuring invoices are raised correctly
  • Chase unpaid franchisee debts where DD’s have failed
  • Assess the financial viability of new Franchisees providing clear recommendations to the business
  • To ensure confidential storage of financial documentation, including filing and archiving


Qualifications & Experience:

  • A strong leader with excellent  people management skills
  • Used to working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent organisational skills - ability to manage differing and multiple priorities
  • An effective influencer and able to provide appropriate levels of challenge
  • Used to working at pace whilst maintaining standards and accuracy