Purchase Ledger Clerk

Reed Accountancy
Rayleigh, Essex
09 Jun 2017
09 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a well established business within the Rayleigh area. They are looking for a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join there busy finance team.  


• Obtaining orders for all items purchased.
• Liasing with Purchasing Officer on a daily basis to resolve queries.
• Ensuring that the purchases are posted to the correct supplier account and nominal       ledger account and that the costing code is correct.
• Ensuring all calculations on invoices are correct.
• Posting approved invoices to the purchase ledger.
• Maintaining a list of scheduled payments extending over the next four to six weeks
• Liasing with the Company Accountant to ascertain the amount agreed to be paid out     in any week.
• Dealing with suppliers and negotiating scheduled payments.
• Preparation of all cheque payments with a remittance advice, arranging for signature,   and posting out of the office.
• Recording cheque and BACS payments to the ledger.
• Filing invoices copies in numerical order.
• Ensuring the purchase ledger is up to date at all times.
• Reconciling the Cheque payments from RBS to the Purchase Ledger Payments.
• Preparation of all month end printouts for the purchase ledger.
• Balance the purchase ledger forward to the next period.
Petty Cash
• Write up a petty cash payments spreadsheet on a monthly basis and give to Company Accountant.

Bank Account

• Write up purchase ledger cheques into the main cash book.


• Review the payroll for errors and act as back up for sales ledger controller in this             respect.

Sales Ledger

• Have a working knowledge of the Sales Ledger Controller’s tasks to act as short term   back up.

The right person will have a strong back ground within accounts and the right skill set to fulfill the role.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions


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