Purchase Ledger Clerk

  • Location
    Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Salary
    £ 18000 - £ 22000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Banking and Financial Services
  • External Reference

Our Client are a leading provider of refurbished server, storage and networking equipment. They are one of the fastest growing firms in our sector and have 15 years of success behind us, revenues over £42 million, and locations in the UK, US, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and France. We now employ over 200 people worldwide and we're committed to providing you with a lively, industrious and knowledgeable environment in which you can progress and succeed. They have instructed Adecco to assist with the recruitment of a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join their finance team.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Processing purchase ledger invoices onto the ERP system and checking against purchase orders.

  • Verify auto-input invoices, match to GRN's, ensure correct posting onto ERP

  • Produce payment runs

  • Reconcile supplier statements received

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key suppliers

  • Dealing with queries - with the volume of orders and suppliers we deal with you can imagine the multitude of queries that come along with that; you will need to quickly develop a strong relationship with our purchasing team to enable you to accurately, and effectively, communicate with our suppliers to resolve any issues as quickly as possible

  • Other ad-hoc accounts admin duties as and when required

Essential role requirements:

We are looking for someone with some prior skills: having a good grasp of Excel and of course the Purchase Ledger are very important. Some experience in a similarly sized or larger company would be an advantage. The most vital aspect of this role though is the ability to communicate with every kind of customer, supplier and colleague. If you're good natured, confident, resolute and persistent, with excellent attention to detail, do get in touch!

Desirable Skills and Personal Qualities:

  • Down to earth and able to build rapport quickly - An easy to talk to, good natured, friendly accounts team member that can build good relationships. You'll be negotiating payment terms, and timely payment, so you need powers of persuasion. That goes for dealing with colleagues too, you will be put under pressure at times to make payments, extend credit etc and having a good relationship with them will make it easier to negotiate or deny!

  • Organised and confident with a calm manner- we're looking for someone with confidence in their abilities and skills. You will need to be confident in dealing with numbers and finances, and reading and recording account transactions on our systems. When communicating with colleagues and other businesses you will need to be able to speak knowledgeably and comprehensively.

  • Able to work on your own initiative as well as in a team

  • When our staff are easy to work with it can be a deciding factor for suppliers and customers when they come to choose who gets their deal

  • Respectful

  • Hardworking

  • Proactive

  • Persistent - everybody works consistently hard here. You'll be faced with a lot of challenges and will need to be tenacious! Dealing with late paying customers and demanding suppliers, a determined 'get things done' kind of personality is vital

  • Honest and accountable - you'll be working closely with your departmental colleagues and reporting back to our FD and will need to respond quickly to queries coming in from suppliers, and our purchasing and returns team

  • Easy going with a sense of humour - there's always a great atmosphere in the office and you'll have some very funny people working around you! Everybody is really friendly, relaxed around their colleagues, and happy to help whenever needed

  • A sense of responsibility to the business and colleagues

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Bike to work scheme

  • Casual dress

  • Company events

  • Company pension

  • Employee discount

  • Life insurance

  • On-site parking

  • Private medical insurance

  • Referral programme

  • Sick pay

  • Store discounts

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Nathalie Taylor