Purchase Ledger Supervisor

Up to £35814 per annum

Job description

Purchase Ledger Supervisor



£35,814 per annum

Full Time - 36 hours per week

Morgan Hunt have partnered with a Housing Association who are currently recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Supervisor to join their team on a full time, permanent basis.


Some of your duties and responsibilities as a Purchase Ledger Supervisor will include:

  • Deliver a customer focused service, working with the team to meet the objectives in the team plan
  • Work with the head of department to develop, implement and manage systems for expenditure management and reporting.
  • Supervise the work of the finance officers in the team, ensuring work is completed to a high standard. Identify staff training needs and use 1:1s to value contribution and increase team members skills, expertise and performance.
  • Ensure all relevant financial controls are maintained and correct procedures are followed and kept up to date.
  • Develop and maintain good professional working relationships with customers, partners and other internal and external stakeholders, ensuring a timely response to enquiries, complaints and correspondence.
  • Oversee processing of invoices, credit notes and other requests for payments, monitoring and troubleshooting transactions in the purchase ledger systems to minimise potential payment delays
  • Assist with uploading of the purchase ledger system interface and manage journal entries to ensure that they are posted promptly and accurately
  • Prepare and check the weekly payment run to supplier's, rent refunds and manual payments to agreed terms
  • Supervise reconciliation of supplier's accounts.
  • Monitor system controls to ensure they are compliant
  • Resolve any legal notices and bailiff demands within the required time frame
  • Deputise for the Head of Expenditure and undertake projects as required.


  • Public sector background (essential)
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Able to comfortably give and receive constructive feedback
  • Experience of accountancy and double entry book-keeping
  • Previously line managed a team, this role comes with line management responsibilities
  • Knowledge of system design and the importance of key controls
  • Strong IT knowledge
  • Experience with Sun systems and BACS software
  • Experienced in use of Proactis or similar purchase order system
  • Able to communicate clearly and professionally, verbally and in writing
  • A proven ability to inform decisions that minimise risk and lead to the delivery of efficient services
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills and prioritisation of workload
  • Effectively motivate and inspire staff, focusing them on successful outcomes
  • Ability to work with staff in different functional areas in order to obtain information consistently, accurately and on time
  • Self-motivated and able to take on a wide range of challenges
  • Comfortable with changing priorities to suit business need.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Jordan Walker
Associate Consultant
Professional Services Recruitment Team
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