Accounts Payable Purchasing Manager

Reference:  DB 6536

Consultant:  Dorei Barnes


  • Manage a team of Accounts Payable Assistants/Officers.
  • Overseeing the upkeep of purchase ledgers of Group operating entities, including liaising with department heads, chasing outstanding expense authorisation, posting invoices and staff expense and credit card forms.
  • Ensures the division’s compliance with the Group expenditure policy and adherence to internal financial controls.
  • To develop a Global supplier list and to help identify potential procurement efficiencies for the business
  • Overseeing operational activities e.g. timely replies to supplier queries, chasing up of invoices, creating payment runs for various expenses/purposes.
  • Monthly reconciliation of purchase ledger to nominal ledger, highlighting any problems.
  • Preparation of monthly expense accruals for the financial accounting team
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations, including preparing analyses of accounts and producing monthly reports.
  • Producing annual accounts payable budgets and forecasts, with involvement in year-end accounts and with annual internal and external audit.
  • Supporting the Financial Accounting team with daily and monthly transactions and ledger reconciliations as required.
  • Provide cover in the absence of Group Finance colleagues.
  • Input into the preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • AP related projects – Implementation of Accounts Payable and Accounting systems & Integration of new future M&A’s entities within group processes
  • Ad hoc duties as required.


  • Significant purchase ledger experience is essential
  • Part or full accounting/bookkeeping qualification
  • Previous experience managing an AP team
  • Experience working in a strong control environment
  • Knowledge of VAT matters
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX and Navone systems is preferred
  • Previous experience with integrated Procurement to payment systems (SAP Concur) advantageous
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Supervisory skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to build effective working relationships

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