Purchase Ledger Assistant

Job Title: Purchase Ledger Assistant
Contract Type:
Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  • £22,000 - £26,000
  • Contact Name: Kate Goodman
    Job Published:
    REF: BBBH4378

    Job description:

    Vanilla Recruitment

    We’re looking for an experienced Purchase Ledger Assistant on behalf of an award-winning developer specialising in international housing and infrastructure projects.

    As part of a friendly and industrious team, you will play a key role within the finance function, working closely with the Purchase Ledger Controller and the Group Financial Controller.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career within this forward thinking business.


    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Coding and processing of all invoices (high volume and multiple line)
    • Assist with the Bank Reconciliation for all bank accounts
    • Age Creditors maintenance including pro-actively chasing invoices for pro-forma payments
    • Query resolution
    • Supplier statement reconciliation
    • Checking and matching receipts with expenses
    • Manage and reconcile Petty Cash monthly and check petty cash reconciliation from other offices
    • Obtain monthly credit card receipts, create and post the credit card transaction journal
    • Assist with VAT reconciliations
    • Maintaining strong relationships with customers and suppliers
    • Continuous process improvement review
    • Ad hoc assistance within projects as and when required


    Skills and experience required:

    • AAT qualification / studying desirable but not essential
    • Bookkeeping skills with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a high-volume purchase ledger environment (international ledger desirable)
    • Strong knowledge of accountancy software – Sage 200 desirable along with advanced Microsoft Excel skills due to dealing with large volumes of data (Pivot tables, VLOOKUP’s, formulas)
    • Ability to successfully adapt to changing demands and conditions
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and support other areas when needed
    • Enjoys taking ownership of tasks and working with a self-motivated and enterprising approach
    • Highly competent in analysis and interpretation of information
    • Highly numerate with high degree of accuracy
    • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly in developing relationships with internal customers


    Hours of work:

    • Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 4.30 pm


    Salary and benefits:

    • £22,000 – £26,000
    • 25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
    • On-site parking
    • AAT study support for the right candidate

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