Purchase Ledger Supervisor - Chelmsford, Essex

Home Counties
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
31 Dec 2021
Salary Details:
What you'll be doing?

Our Finance teams, don’t just process numbers, it’s about collecting vital information which informs decisions and drives our business. As such, it’s at the heart of our commerciality.

We hold Finance in high regard as a pivotal driver in our continued success and performance, so if you enjoy working in a front-line, operational function where your work is highly valued and impacts visibly on our people and business, this could be your kind of place.

Reporting to the Finance Manager or Accountant, with the responsibility for high volume purchase ledger/sub-contract ledger reporting and general efficient running of the purchase ledger team.

You will be expected to:    

  • Oversee the accurate update of purchase and subcontract ledgers, adhering to reporting deadlines
  • Ensure accurate accounting for VAT, subcontractors tax and CITB payments as appropriate
  • Manage the supplier payment process in accordance with agreed credit terms
  • Manage supplier queries in a timely and efficient manner
  • Review of supplier statement reconciliations
  • Supervise and allocate work to the purchase ledger team, training staff where necessary and ensuring sufficient cover during periods of absence to maintain level of service
  • Ensure that all processing is complete in time for month end, guaranteeing that the company can report an accurate financial position
  • Review of daily processes to improve efficiency and eliminate duplication
  • Complete weekly payroll and personnel administration
What you'll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • Extensive purchase ledger experience gained in a busy environment
  • IT skills, with a sound working knowledge of MS Excel
  • Numerate individual, with good organisation and administration skills
  • Self–disciplined, with demonstrably good time management skills and the ability to manage a number of priorities
  • Strong management skills, supportive of departmental staff
  • Professional manner in dealing with internal and external customers
  • Sound knowledge of WRA
  • Working knowledge of VAT
Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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