Sales & Purchase Ledger Manager

Title - Sales & Purchase Ledger Manager

Category - Finance

Location - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Type - Permanent

Status - Full Time

Closing Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Vacancy Details

The Sales and Purchase Ledger Manager will be an integral part of the central finance team and report to the Head of Reporting and Control. The role will take responsibility and ownership for all processing  activities. 

You will manage a team of five, so you'll need to have experience of team and line management. You will be responsible for the performance and development of the team and will perform twice annual performance reviews. 

You will be a key point of contact in the business for our internal buyer’s, external suppliers and customers. You will therefore need to be confident dealing with all stakeholders. This means you will be a great communicator. 

The role will include continually maintaining and improving the way the team works to ensure our processes and practices are operationally excellent.

The role also includes responsibility for review and payment of employee expense claims and therefore knowledge of employment taxes around compensation and benefits would be advantageous. In addition, the role is responsible for Intrastat and EC Sales List filings and therefore a working knowledge of key VAT rules is also helpful. This role is supported by the Senior Tax Manager. 

The duties as the Sales and Purchase Ledger Manager will include:
•	Ensure the smooth running of all Sales and Purchase Ledger processes; ensure regular reviews of workload are carried out to avoid backlog and timely resolution of issues
•	Drive the efficient collection, control and administration of monies owed
•	Full accountability for the full Credit Control function & colleagues
•	Manage Key Customer accounts ensuring cash is being collected according to payment terms
•	Review weekly payment runs across multiple currencies, identifying payment priorities and managing cash flow
•	Dealing with suppliers and answering queries.
•	Liaising with buyers to ensure invoices are processed in a timely manner.
•	Setting up new suppliers & maintaining existing supplier details.
•	Reviewing expense claims and ensuring adherence to the expense policy and taxation rules.
•	Work alongside the Treasury function to manage cash flow requirements
•	Produce regular KPIs to measure performance and ensure continuous improvement
•	Install a working environment that encourages creative input and ideas 
•	Continuously review current processes and procedures and identify areas for improvement; working alongside external teams to project manage change

What you will need...
•	Experience managing cash flows in a cash sensitive environment such as R&D
•	Strong all-round accounting knowledge, including, ideally, employment tax and VAT
•	Confidence to challenge the status quo, driving change and adding value and efficiency where possible
•	Previous management experience and supervisory skills 
•	Strong communication skills
•	Active cash management experience
•	Strong people skills to build strong relationships with business and external partners.
•	Good IT skills particularly Excel (e.g. v-lookup and pivot tables)
•	Experience of Epicor would be advantageous 

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