Senior Purchase Ledger Clerk

Cavendish House Recruitment LLP
Bristol (City Centre)
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Senior Purchase Ledger Clerk

Location: Bath / Keynsham

Sector: Accountancy

Salary: £20,400 + Bonus, Parking, AAT Study Support (Hours 9 ? 5pm)

Reference: VLL/19767

Purpose of Role:

As Senior Purchase Ledger Clerk you will be reporting into the Reconciliations Manager and part of a Purchase Ledger team taking responsibility for some of the more complex reconciliations work.

Specific Duties:

  • Ownership of 5 subsidiary ledgers for reconciliation
  • Processing the weekly payment runs for your ledgers, and providing remittance advice to the suppliers who have been paid
  • Dealing with opening balance tidy-up from the completion accounts process
  • Ensuring initial tidy up is complete at Opening Balance stage, and all issues are flushed through within 14 days to enable them to be picked up at next completion accounts stage
  • Verify all opening wholesaler balances by completing a statement reconciliation once the opening balance has been posted
  • Confirm all balances over £500 which are older than 60 days with the supplier prior to paying once the opening balance has been posted
  • Complete the final tidy-up following vendor adjustment posting
  • No unverified credit balances older than 30 days once completion accounts have been finalised
  • Ongoing tidy-up of your ledger to ensure it remains within SLA
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding any month-end statement reconciliation actions that relate to your ledger
  • Referral of any lease, utility, water, council tax or Centaur issues to the Group Clerk, but responsibility for ensuring these are resolved by them
  • Ensure the ledger is in year-end standard, and any lease, utility or other problem account issues have been resolved prior to them moving into the main company
  • Escalation point from the Help desk team to resolve queries on your ledger if required, and ensure they stay within their 24 hr SLA response time
  • Ensuring all tasks for which you are responsible are completed to a high standard of quality, and the teams SLA is adhered to at all times
  • Completion of month-end statement reconciliations for some group suppliers
  • Buddy support to new team members, ensuring they are trained and fully understand all aspects of quality and the SLA requirements
  • Help create and promote a positive and supportive environment within the team
  • Willingness and ability to pick up ad-hoc tasks as directed by the team Management, and still ensure all tasks for which you are responsible for are completed on time, and to the correct standard
  • Filing up to date daily
  • Any other tasks as directed

Person Specification (Essential):

  • Currently studying AAT (or similar) / or completed qualification
  • High level of customer service
  • Able to work to a high degree of accuracy
  • Confident of dealing with a high volume workload
  • Clear and confident communication skills
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Flexible approach to work
  • A strong team ethic
  • Ability to take the lead within the team, in the absence of other senior team members
  • Be a go-to person for queries within the team


Vanessa Loughlin



Candidate care:

If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.

Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file for 6 months, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.

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