Purchase Ledger Manager

£40000 - £50000 per annum

Elland, West Yorkshire

posted 07 Nov 23

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Purchase Ledger Manager

£40000 - £50000 per annum

Apply now

About this role

Job Title: Purchase Ledger Manager

Location: Elland + Hybrid Working + Flexi-Time

Salary: £40,000-£50,000 + annual bonus

Role: The Purchase Ledger Manager will play a pivotal role in managing the finance department, overseeing the purchase ledger, sales ledger, and credit control teams. This position requires a strategic thinker with excellent leadership skills and a strong background in financial management. The successful candidate will ensure the smooth operation of the purchase ledger function while contributing to the overall efficiency and profitability of the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Purchase Ledger Management:

    • Supervise and lead the purchase ledger team, ensuring accurate and timely processing of invoices, payments, and reconciliations.
    • Review and optimise purchase ledger processes to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
    • Liaise with vendors to resolve payment discrepancies and maintain strong supplier relationships.
    • Oversee month-end and year-end closing activities related to the purchase ledger.
  • Sales Ledger and Credit Control Oversight:

    • Manage the sales ledger and credit control teams, ensuring timely invoicing and efficient debt collection processes.
    • Implement and maintain credit control policies to minimise bad debt and improve cash flow.
    • Collaborate with sales and customer service teams to resolve customer billing and payment issues promptly.
  • Financial Reporting:

    • Prepare regular financial reports related to purchase ledger, sales ledger, and credit control activities.
    • Analyse financial data to identify trends, variances, and areas for improvement.
    • Provide insightful financial analysis and recommendations to senior management.
  • Compliance and Risk Management:

    • Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Identify and mitigate financial risks associated with purchase ledger, sales ledger, and credit control activities.
    • Stay updated on changes in financial regulations and recommend adjustments to company processes as necessary.
  • Team Leadership:

    • Recruit, train, and develop a high-performing finance team.
    • Provide guidance, coaching, and performance feedback to team members.
    • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment within the finance department.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in purchase ledger/sales ledger management, with a proven track record of team leadership.
  • Excellent analytical, organisational, and communication skills.
  • Sage experience would be ideal
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong understanding of credit control


  • Competitive salary and annual bonus
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and retirement benefits.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture.
  • Opportunities for career advancement.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

  • Contract Type


  • Specialism

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Working pattern

    Flexi Working

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    07 December 2023

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