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Purchase Ledger Supervisor



Williams Advanced Engineering exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric and sustainable future.

An opportunity has arisen for a Purchase Ledger Supervisor to help coordinate and manage the Purchase Ledger team.

This role will support the team to ensures that suppliers are paid to agreed terms and positive working relationships are built and maintained with suppliers and colleagues


Job role: 

  • Processing supplier invoices, challenging anomalies and errors where appropriate, and working with the Procurement Team to ensure that POs and invoices are processed efficiently so that payment can be made when due.
  • Reconciling supplier statements and dealing with queries from suppliers and colleagues.
  • Preparing and reviewing payment runs.
  • Ensuring adherence to WAE controls and processes, as well as the DoA and associated approval workflows.
  • Process and review credit card expenditure, improving the process to be as efficient as possible using the software tools available (D365/Concur).
  • Regular review of aged supplier data and purchase ledger metrics, working with the Financial Controller to mitigate risks and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining KPIs, adapting and improving when necessary to identify and resolve process, system, or team training issues.
  • Contribute to the documentation and improvement of purchase ledger processes and policies, working with the Procurement Team and other colleagues to develop and optimise the P2P process.



You’ll have:


  • Extensive of experience in a purchase ledger role. Experience of team management preferred.
  • Previous use of the AP functionality within Microsoft D365 or Dynamics AX preferred, previous use of AP functionality in an ERP system essential.
  • AAT qualification (or similar) desirable but not essential.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong IT skills, particularly Outlook & Excel.
  • Personable with strong communication skills with all stakeholders.
  • Excellent team player with the ability to complete tasks independently.
  • Capable of managing periods of peak workload with competing priorities.
  • Keen to succeed and progress within a dynamic and fast-paced environment.


We’ll provide:

  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment

Application deadline:

Closing date for applications is 5th October 2022


We are based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. 20 minutes’ drive South of Oxford, UK.

Disclaimers and DEI:


You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At WAE we are

committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills.

WAE is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability,

we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.


26 Days Holiday

Increase with service

Options to buy/sell up to 1 week every December

2 x Car Schemes

Jaguar Land Rover and Tusker ULE

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Childcare Benefits

Childcare vouchers

TEDS Nursery Vouchers

Health and Fitness

Free onsite gym with classes

National gym membership discounts available

Private Medical Insurance

8% employer contributions rising to 10% after 3 years

Staff Events

Cycle to work scheme

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.