Purchase Ledger – Reed – Hartlepool


REED Finance and Accountancy are delighted to be working with a Hartlepool based client, looking to recruit a full time, permanent Purchase Ledger Assistant to join their Head Office.

Offering a salary of up to £24,000 dependant on experience, alongside an annual performance-based bonus.

Working Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 17:30, my client offers 28 holidays and private medical insurance after 1 years’ service.Duties include:

Ensure all purchase invoices are authorised/processed by the month end cut off deadline and statements are reconciled

Maintenance of the statement reconciliation tracker monthly

Reviewing efficiencies and implementing new controls & automation projects in the PL department ensuring smooth running

Responsible for ensuring all non-Bulk invoices are processed and approved to internal accounts package by the month end deadline

Ensure all purchase invoices are passed for payment within credit terms

Responsible for review of invoices, ensuring correct coding is used at all times

Ensure correct allocation of payments on supplier accounts

Ensure credit card is reconciled correctly at month end and correct VAT rates have been applied to posting

Responsible for ensuring the weekly payment run is prepared in its entirety for review by the Financial Controller every Tuesday

Responsible for updating the overheads contracts file and reviewing contracts in place and expiry dates. Evaluate value for money towards renewal date to ensure we are contracted to get the best value (price/service)

Ensure any large invoices including VAT are signed off in good time for month end close

Can confidently use excel and bespoke systems quickly

Additional Information:

Proven experience in purchase ledger roles

Proven experience in supplier account reconciliation

Experience and good knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, SUM etc) – essential

Will be cross trained to take on second purchase ledger assistants’ role for holiday cover (includes bulk fuel invoice posting, adhoc purchasing and bank reconciliations)

Will also be expected to answer overflow calls from credit control and take customer payments or help with customer queries

AAT Level 3 qualification – desired but not essential

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is highly motivated, process driven, and target focused. You will be pro-active with a lot of initiative, who is tech/system savvy. The successful candidate will be a great communicator with a can-do attitude that enjoys a team working environment. You must be a competent learner who can hit the ground running with a professional, accurate and diligent attitude.My client is looking to employ someone ASAP so if you think this role sounds right for you, apply today!

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