Purchase Ledger Clerk

Positive Recruitment Solutions
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting position has become available for a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join a fast expanding business based in Blackburn. Our client are a major supplier of hygiene products in the UK and Europe. They have a very strong reputation in their industry for providing exceptional customer service and value for money, whilst adhering to the highest ethical and environmental standards. Nominated as the Top 1000 companies award. SAP experience or Sage experience.

Due to continued expansion they have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk reporting directly to the management accountant. The role as the Finance / Purchase Ledger Clerk will be to support the accounting staff with Accounts Payable.

The main duties will include: Posting, matching & price checking invoices, dealing with suppliers, preparing accounts for payment runs, reconciling supplier statements. This will include the management of the Goods Received Notes and purchase orders. You will be the main point of supplier contact regarding purchase invoices, queries and escalations. Liaise with the relevant internal departments in order to manage specific purchase ledger queries through to resolution.

Duties will include:

Setting up new supplier accounts
Matching, batching and coding invoices/credit notes and posting to ledgers
Weekly/Monthly bacs payment runs
Petty cash /Credit Cards management/reconciliation
Supplier statements reconciliations and resolving any differences
Dealing with Supplier’s accounts queries
Monthly/Yearly reconciliation of Aged Creditors
Intra-stat, EC Purchases & National stats reporting
Weekly update of any supplier issues/disputes to the senior management
Chasing cash from customers - including long overdue debt.
Analysis of various expense accounts.
Developing a good business relationship with each supplier.
Other assistance to the Accounts Supervisor as and when required on other ledger aspects in the department.

Requirements and Skills

At least 3 years experience of working within a purchase ledger role. using a small / medium company system e.g. QuickBooks, Sage, Xero,SAP
Ability to rapidly improve this area including working on own initiative with a "can do" and helpful / positive attitude.
Ability to communicate and interact effectively across a diverse internal team and supplier base.
Possess the skills to prioritise your work load in a fast paced environment.
Attention to detail and a high degree of numeracy.
Excellent Customer service skills.
Strong written, numerical and verbal communication skills.
Capability to provide accurate and timely information and data
Knowledge and experience of Excel & other standard software.
Experience on SAP will be advantageous but not essential or Sage.

The successful candidate will have Purchase Ledger experience of approx. 3 years experience in a similar working environment.

This role is 37.5 hours per week: Monday - Friday

28 days annual leave including Bank Holidays.

£18k - £20k per annum (Dependent Upon Experience)

If you feel this role matches your skillset then attach your CV now

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