Purchase Ledger Clerk - York

Sewell Wallis
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Sewell Wallis are currently working on behalf of an exciting, unique business based on the outskirts of York who are looking to appoint a Purchase Ledger Clerk on a permanent basis.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced accounts professional to join a small yet stable Finance team where the successful candidate will gain full exposure to the purchase ledger function whilst covering other aspects of accounts.

This is a newly created role due to rapid growth and will report directly into the Financial Controller.

This role would suit someone who is able to work towards deadlines and manage their own workload.

The successful candidate will join a well established, reputable company and will be given full training and development.

You will be responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial management including:-

- Ensuring completion of purchase orders for all expenses.
- Coding, matching and batching invoices on a daily basis.
- Ensuring all purchase orders have correct authority before goods are ordered.
- Invoice approvals, validations and adjustments.
- Creating and maintaining supplier/employee expense accounts on the purchase ledger and updating with terms, credit limits and bank details.
- Dealing with purchase ledger queries with both suppliers and colleagues over telephone and via email.
- Ensuring all project scope purchases are booked to the correct project numbers.
- Raising cheque, BACS and foreign payments for approval as and when required.
- Validating, processing and raising foreign payments for approval.
- Reviewing ledger on a daily basis to ensure all balances are less than 7 days and to resolve any outstanding issues with relevant parties.
- Maintaining the sales ledger by issuing correct invoices within company timeframes and posting cheques and BACS accurately onto the ledger on a timely basis.
- Carrying out bank reconciliations and reconciling supplier statements.
- Reconciling purchase ledger balance sheet accounts and reconciling credit card statements.
- Checking and posting expenses.
- Generating payment runs and processing petty cash.
- Processing timesheets and assisting with credit control as and when required.

The ideal candidate will:-

- Have all round accountancy experience within a similar role.
- Have start to finish purchase ledger experience.
- Ideally have had exposure to Sage Line 50.
- Be self motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment working to deadlines.
- Have strong Excel skills.
- Have excellent organisational and communication skills.
- Have a hands on approach and be able to assist within other areas of finance.
- Have good attention to detail and be comfortable with confidential data.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.