Purchase Ledger Assistant

Employer
AVARA FOODS LIMITED
Location
Brackley, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 Oct 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Purchase Ledger Assistant

We're hiring! Due to continued growth we are recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Assistant to join our team based in Brackley, Northamptonshire on a 12 month Fixed term contract.

We are a leading supplier of Poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. With ambitious plans for the future, there hasn't been a more exciting time to join us.

Join us as a Purchase Ledger Assistant and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life.

Purpose of the role

You will accurately process supplier invoices, ensure that invoices are paid within required timescales and any queries are resolved as quickly as possible. No previous experience of working as Purchase Ledger Assistant is required as full training will be provided.
Your key responsibilities will include:
• Ensuring invoices are processed accurately within payment terms
• Matching invoices to purchase orders and goods receipts
• Making enquiries where there are discrepancies and following up to ensure those queries are resolved
• Obtaining approvals and account codes for non-PO invoices, and processing for payment
• Ensuring VAT is accurately entered
• Performing reconciliations of supplier statements to balances on the computer system
• Processing Agriculture Team and Mill invoices, as required
• Processing utility bill payments, as required

What we are looking for:
Ability to work on own initiative to prioritise own workload
Excellent numerical skills, with a high level of accuracy
Excellent communication skills and a confident telephone manner
Understanding of the fundamentals of Purchase Ledger - Desirable
Comfortable working without supervision
Excellent organisational & problem-solving skills
Ability to work under pressure
Computer literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft, including Excel and Outlook

A little about us:

We are a leading supplier of chicken, turkey products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.

The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.

We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. As Purchase Ledger Assistant, you can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

• 31 days annual leave
• Life Assurance cover
• Various lifestyle benefits
• Generous pension contribution

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer
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