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Purchase Leader Team Leader

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  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £19000 - £22000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Lauren Newell

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Sellick Partnership are actively recruiting to a Purchase Ledger Supervisor on a Fixed Term contract basis. The purpose of the role is to support by team leading the work of the Accounts Payable team, assisting in the responsibility for the performance of the AP function and the maintenance of a secure environment for all AP related tasks.

Day to day duties of the Purchase Ledger Team Leader include:

  • Assist the AFA to create and maintain effective working relationships within the AP team, other officers of the Trust and other stakeholders to ensure the delivery of a professional service focused on achieving a high level of customer satisfaction within the available resource envelope.
  • Plan and organise your individual and the teams' work schedules, in line with routine and ad-hoc reporting deadlines.
  • Assist the AFA to guide the team members to resolve discrepancies relating to supplier invoices/credit notes, statements and purchase orders.
  • Provide expertise and adequate training for team members and keep them informed as to expected standards.
  • Provide guidance in the identification of self-employed suppliers and issue standard letters to collect tax status information prior to payment of invoices.
  • Assist the AFA to identify and inform Human Resource (HR) colleagues on high earning consultants in line with current Her Majesty's Treasury (HMT) guidelines.
  • Responsible for checking suppliers' invoices and credit notes, prior to payment, against purchase order documentation and processing in accordance with the Trust's SFIs, desk top procedures and the BPPC requirements.
  • Assist the AFA to improve systems and procedures to ensure any data inputting errors are identified and corrected prior to release to the general ledger.
  • Guide the team to identify and prioritise data cleansing of the respective feeder systems in line with desk top procedure.
  • Resolve complex queries in conjunction with the appropriate person(s) internal and/or external to the Trust.
  • Establish and maintain professional working relationships with other members of the finance team

The post holder will have:

  • Sound communication skills
  • The ability to provide and interpret both routine and complex information
  • The ability to plan and organise one's own work load
  • Numeracy skills
  • The ability to produce spread sheets using Excel and Word
  • a detailed understanding of accounting procedures ( e.g. reconciliation and balances, VAT reclaimable under Contracted out Services (CoS))
  • experience of working within an AP team
  • Supplier statement reconciliation

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Purchase Ledger Supervisor role, please apply now, or contact Stephanie Tasker at Sellick Partnership.

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