The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Manager, based at Head Office in Loughborough.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
About the role
- Overseeing the Purchase Ledger department, ensuring that invoices and statements are processed to allow timely reconciliation and payment of all transactions.
- The Trust places significant importance on developing strong financial management within each academy and across the network. This post would contribute to this area of development.
- Managing a team of five purchase ledger clerks by providing guidance and support to ensure highly efficient and effective output.
- Responsible for the development and training of team whilst providing help and guidance to the wider department and Trust.
- Ensure that all supplier invoices and staff expenses are processed in a timely manner to allow for payment. Ensure supplier statements are reconciled to ledger accounts and any differences investigated.
- Responsible for preparing weekly payment runs along with adhoc payments as required, along with reconciling payments to the ledgers.
- Building strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders whilst being the escalation point for queries and complaints.
- To take ownership of all ledger processes, documents and systems to ensure they evolve and develop to always meet best practice guidelines.
- Providing reporting on KPI’s to management.
- Other duties, as reasonably required.
- 37 hours a week, 52 weeks a year – permanent role
Salary & Benefits
- £25k-£30k per annum
- Access to generous Local Government defined benefit Pension Scheme
- 30 days annual leave plus statutory holidays
- CPD and personal development
Who we are looking for
- Good A-Levels (grade C and above).
- GCSE’s including English and Maths at grade C and above.
- Candidate must have experience of working within a multi-site organization.
- Experience of managing and leading teams and establishing effective performance measures and a performance culture that achieves team objectives
- Experience of using the Microsoft Office package, in particular use of Excel.
- Excellent verbal and written skills, ability to communicate concisely and with impact, both to internal as well as external audiences
- Works on own initiative, as well as in consultation and negotiation with stakeholders as required
- Highly organised with good planning skills and the ability to deliver to agreed target dates
- Desire and ability to challenge the status quo and deliver change
- Suitability for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
- Promotor of equal opportunities
- Highly numerate, analytical and strong attention to detail
- High personal integrity and able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development.
The Trust is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.