Purchase Ledger Assistant

  • Location
    Horsham, West Sussex
  • Salary
    £ 20000 - £ 22000 / Year
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Purchase ledger Clerk
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Office and Secretarial
  • External Reference
    JN-072021-195112

This is a 12 month FTC covering maternity leave to start immediately. Our client is looking for a Purchase Ledger Assistant to join a team of 8 within their finance department. The role is currently working from home until August and thereafter you will working from home 3 or 4 days a week and 1 or 2 days in the office.


Key responsibilities:



  • Reporting to Accounts Supervisor

  • Daily maintenance of the purchase ledger

  • A focus on accurate and consistent coding and considering VAT treatment of all entries

  • Reconciliation of small carrier payments to the internal 'Operations System' (PO system) to ensure accurate charges

  • Resolution of disputes and queries though business partnering with internal departments and suppliers

  • Ensuring costs have been approved and been matched to a PO in line with policy

  • Reconciliation of supplier statements where applicable

  • Preparation of weekly payments runs with support from supervisor

  • Post fuel card invoices and reconcile associated mileage claims

  • Consideration for prepayments and accruals at month end

  • Ownership for the accurate and timely recording of transactions

  • Responsibility for the review, posting and payment of expenses

  • Other duties as required


Key skills:



  • Previous experience of using 'NetSuite' financial software an advantage

  • 2 years + experience of working in a high transaction purchase ledger environment

  • A keen eye for detail is essential alongside a talent for problem solving and analysis

  • Good Excel skills

  • Ability to multitask to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment


Demonstratable experience of commercial analysis and thinking


If you are interested and available immediately, then apply now!

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