Purchase Ledger Expense Assistant

Recruiter
Page Personnel Finance
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Jul 2019
Closes
31 Jul 2019
Ref
1204099945
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I am currently recruiting a Purchase Ledger Expense Assistant on a temporary to permanent basis. This is working for a well-known fashion retail company based in central London close to Oxford Circus Station.

Sector: Retail

Client Details

My client is a well-known fashion retail company based in Central London. They were established in 1988 and since have grown consistently year on year. . Founded as a wholesale business producing party and occasion dresses, the company now has a multi-product clothing and accessory offering including licenses for eyewear, watches, fragrance and cosmetics. They are now looking to hire a Purchase Ledger Expense Assistant on a temporary to permanent basis. This will be an initial temporary assignment for 6 months. The role will be based in their offices in London.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a fast paced, dynamic working environment.

Description

Purchase Ledger Expense Assistant, East London

Roles and Duties:
  • Ensures all expenses invoices received are checked and processed.
  • Registers, codes and posts invoices. Where there is a query, is proactively contacting the supplier and liaises with the buyer to resolve it.
  • First point of contact for suppliers, maintains the accounts payable inbox.
  • Obtains managers authorisation for relevant invoices.
  • Responsible for weekly BACs and CHAPS payment run.
  • Supports the Stock purchase ledger team to follow up and resolve queries.
  • Maintains petty cash account, codes expenses and prepares monthly reconciliation.
  • Responsible for company credit card reconciliation, card holders limit change requests and monthly journals.
  • Prepares and posts monthly accruals journals and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Maintains supplier accounts and supplier reconciliations.
  • Prepares monthly analysis of travel expenses and corporate social responsibility summary.
  • Maintains weekly invoice and expense filing.
  • Prepare audit sample requests.
  • Any other duties consistent with this role, including general admin support where needed.

Profile

The successful candidate MUST be immediately available and can interview / start at short notice.

They must also have 2-3 years working knowledge of the roles and duties above.
  • Purchase Ledger experience is essential
  • Previous Retail/FMCG experience preferred
  • Highly organised, accurate with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work in a very fast paced environment
  • Excellent Word, Excel and Outlook skills
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Proactive and able to use initiative
  • Preferably studying towards accountancy qualification

Job Offer

The successful candidate will be paid between £12-13 per hour depending on experience.

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