Accounts Assistant (Purchase Ledger)

  • Full Time
  • Hanley

£20,000 to £25,000 + 33 Days Holiday

Working in a busy account’s office located at our Group Head Office on the outskirts of Hanley, you will be joining a small friendly Head Office team (of 8) working in a varied Purchase Ledger role developing into a broader role to Assist the Accounts Office Manager.

The initial role will be to cover the purchase ledger clerk during a period of maternity cover.  After this period of cover the successful candidate will be trained to assist the Account Office Manager in the month end routine process as well as being trained on all the other roles in the accounts office to be able to cover them during periods of holiday or absence.

Purchase Ledger Main Duties

  • Batch/Process invoices for 5 companies of varying sizes
  • Maintaining day books
  • Match/check advice notes
  • Ensure all invoices approved
  • Ring suppliers to resolve queries
  • Month end accruals
  • Balance daybook to accounts package
  • File invoices
  • Posting timesheets on to accounts package
  • Small companies bank reconciliations
  • Ad hoc other work including covering the switchboard

Trained to cover the other roles in the office

  • Head Office Accountant
    • Bank reconciliation
    • Journal postings
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk – Payments
    • Weekly BACS runs
    • UK and International payments
    • Cash & journal postings
    • Reconciling supplier statements
    • Dealing with accounts payable calls
  • Foreign Exchange and Bank Bonds
  • Treasury and Group inter-company reconciliation

We are very flexible on experience and can customise the package and role to suit you whether you have years of experience working within Accounts with good Purchase Ledger experience or we could train a junior candidate, perhaps looking for your 2nd job with some Purchase Ledger experience looking for a more fulfilling role and a long-term career move. Hours are 9am to 5pm (possibly a little flexibility to start earlier), 33 days Holiday,

For more information, please forward you CV and we will call at a time convenient for you.

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