Purchase Ledger Expense Assistant

Page Personnel Finance
London, UK
26 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
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.


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.


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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