Purchase Ledger Team Leader

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My client, a leading professional within their sector, is recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Team Leader due to expansion within the organisation.

Job Role:

Deliver the efficient operation and day to day functioning of the Purchase Ledger Department, and to drive and deliver performance improvements.

Using best practice policies and with the collaboration of the Purchase Ledger Manager, the Team Leader will maintain the integrity of all AP related Control Accounts and ensure their accurate and timely reconciliation.

The role will provide support for key AP roles and will deliver training and development to the team. The Team Leader will also be able to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders across all levels, ensuring that both commerciality and practicalities are given equal measure.

Essential Experience / Attributes Desirable Experience / Attributes:

• In depth Purchase Ledger experience
• Strong team leadership skills – able to plan, direct and review the work of the team
• Able to coach, motivate and inspire
• IT literate, especially Excel and Word
• Working knowledge of SAP
• Proven track record in delivering process improvements
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Basic accounting and problem-solving skills
• Self-motivated and proactive
• Able to work under pressure
• Strong organisation and planning ability
• Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
• A team player
• Flexible and adaptable to change
• A high level of integrity and a professional approach
• Confidentiality at all times
• Energetic and hands on
• Right first time approach

• Tertiary qualification or QBE
• Lean 6 sigma
• Retail business knowledge
• Proven track record
• Relevant supervisory experience

Core Accountabilities:

Reporting directly to the Purchase Ledger Manager, you will support the reporting of KPI’s and the delivery of a best in class Purchase Ledger team via the following principle accountabilities:

• Delivery of innovative process improvements
• Process data management
• Supplier account reconciliation
• Invoice process management Omnidox, SAP and Concur
• GRV reconciliation
• Debit balances reduction and recovery
• GRNI reconciliation and management
• Vendor terms management
• Month end control account reconciliation process


• Challenge, review, recommend and implement best practice to promote continual improvement within the AP processes
• Provide accurate and timely management information, and key performance indicators to Accounts Payable Manager
• Develop and control process workflows to ensure accuracy and efficiency through best practice
• Responsible for provision of training and clear guidelines for the specified processes
• Provide accurate and clear audit trails within the specified processes
• Provide first level advice to internal and external suppliers and customers
• Supervise and manage employees in accordance with company policy
• Provide support for audit and other internal and external bodies

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