Date Posted


Employment Type



£23,000 – £25,000

Job Ref


Office Team Leader

Droitwich, office based with Ad Hoc home working available

£23 – 25k depending on experience.

Four Squared Recruitment are delighted to be recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Team Leader for a Droitwich based organisation. Due to the nature of this role, no previous finance experience is needed as this role is a man management position that focus’ on the development and mentoring of the existing Purchase Ledger team.

Job Description

The primary objectives of the Purchase Ledger Team Leader position will be:

  • Supporting the Ledger Manager with the management of the Purchase Ledger team
  • Working with Ledger Manager & Transaction Supervisor to ensure the finance assistant resource is being used efficiently and effectively across the three transactional disciplines.
  • Monitoring of Purchase ledger KPIs, and reacting to any drift away from pre-set targets.
  • Working in conjunction with the Ledger Manager to progress apprentices/placement students through the Purchase Ledger discipline, ensuring sound understanding of business processes and the business/accounting principles behind them…
  • Escalation of any issues impacting on cashflow to the appropriate persons – e.g. large invoices received for payment.
  • Facilitating and supporting training for operational staff across the purchasing processes both remotely (e.g. via video call) and on site delivery.
  • Processing of supplier payment files following payment sign off, including the uploading of files to the BACS software.
  • Overseeing of the Expenses system (used for both expenses and petty cash), ensuring all submissions are checked for maximum recovery of VAT and policy compliance on a timely basis.
  • Processing of weekly expense payment runs and uploading payment files to BACS software.
  • Active management of utility invoice processing, ensuring all b/fwd balances are correctly dealt with.
  • Active management of direct debit payment allocations within the accounts payable ledger.
  • Regular reviews of key supplier statement reconciliations, highlighting areas of concern to the Ledger Manager.
  • Management of clean data for supplier base liaising with the Commercial Department & following anti fraud processes.
  • Ongoing monitoring of internal processes, recommending improvements as appropriate and change management within the team once new processes are agreed.
  • Any other duties as required by line management.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experienced in managing a team
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of developing and improving processes, systems and controls.
  • Able to work with a high degree of independence and as part of a multi-disciplined team
  • Demonstrable skills in prioritising own workload within a busy and fast paced environment
  • A problem-solver – tenacious and will use innovation and an analytical approach to exhaust all options until a satisfactory solution is found
  • Decisive and confident in making difficult decisions balancing the analysis of information with personal judgement and taking into account the wider business context
  • Motivated by responsibility and targets, enjoys and values good results
  • Reporting data accurately and able to multitask
  • Must be IT proficient, with good spreadsheet skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure, and be flexible.
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Have a good attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, able to build and maintain effective relationships

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role – please apply now!

For more information please contact Alice Dale on 01905 783352 or email [email protected]

four squared recruitment
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Kingswood Road
Hampton Lovett

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