Purchase Ledger

Job Title: Purchase Ledger
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wimbledon, South West London
Salary: 24000 - 27000
Contact Name: Sean Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 5 years ago

Job Description

Growing, financially stable and long established company are recruiting a Purchase Ledger Accountant or Accounts Payable to join the finance team. Ideally you will have a stable employment history with accounts payable and be able to start in March. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic accounts department with excellent benefits, working in a supportive friendly team with great colleagues. One of the leaders in their field, the company have been established for over a century and are steadily growing and acquiring similar businesses. Working hours 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Process 3 way P.O. matching invoices, up to 100 plus line items
  • Ensure costs are being posted to the correct cost code
  • Process monthly cheque runs (twice per month) for supplier and inter-company payments
  • Audit and process credit card bills
  • Match invoices to cheques, obtain all signatures for cheques and distribute cheques accordingly
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries and work with procurement team to resolve supplier issues
  • Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies
  • Assist in month-end/year-end closing and manage supplier payment accruals as well as providing supporting documentation for audits
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Reporting to Management Accountant, Head of Finance and Finance Director

Preferred Skills:

  • 2+ years of Accounts Payable experience
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook, Sage experience a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills, basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
  • Solid knowledge of applicable accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and corporate procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - to communicate effectively with customers, external contacts and staff in all areas of the business
  • Can set realistic deadlines and schedule time efficiently, prioritising tasks and resources
  • Can identify urgent decisions and is able to take responsibility when action is imperative

Personal Attributes:

  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working requirements
  • Comfortable working under pressure in a busy environment and able to multi-task
  • Organised and methodical
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Positive 'can do' attitude
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Salary £24,000 to £27,000

Working hours will be 8:30 to 17.30 hrs. The company benefits are outlined below:

Holiday Entitlement - holiday entitlement is 28 days per annum inclusive of any public and bank holidays. The holiday year is from 1st March to 28th February each year.

Pension Scheme - If eligible, employees will be automatically enrolled to the Pension Scheme from which is operated by Legal and General Insurance Group, and will have the right to opt out. Employees pay 1% and company will contribute 3% into their pension pot.

Private Healthcare - After two years continuous service employees will be eligible to join the Company Private Health Scheme.

Bike Scheme - Will provide a bike Loan to all employees who ask to participate in the scheme.