Purchase Ledger Assistant - York

Accountancy - Non Qualified
Ref: 280 Date Posted: Monday 14 Jun 2021
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Optimum Recruitment Group are working with a well-established business in York City Centre who are looking to appoint a Purchase Ledger Assistant.

The purchase ledger assistant is responsible for processing supplier invoices, reconciling supplier accounts and providing information for payment batches on a timely basis and in an accurate manner, in accordance with company terms.

Duties will include:

  • Ensuring that purchase ledger transactions are processed and carry out month end accounting procedures efficiently ensuring accounting records are up to date.
  • Communicate to line management ideas for improvement, aimed at enhancing performance and efficiency at company, team and personal levels.
  • Check accuracy of accruals to contracts.
  • Manage own supplier accounts and be the main contact for queries and dealing with outcomes.
  • Process high volume of invoices ensuring all invoices are allocated to reflect accurate costs.
  • Ensure supplier statement reconciliations are carried out.
  • Checking of supplier invoices as received, investigating and resolving variances from accrued amounts.
  • Managing a selection of supplier accounts and ensuring that invoices are entered accurately, on a timely basis and paid to company terms.
  • Preparation of invoices ready for payment.
  • Manage supplier accruals for month end deadline.
  • General accounts administration and non-routine payment processing.

As the successful candidate you must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience requirements:

  • Previous experience of working in a high volume purchase ledger environment or experience as an accounts assistant.
  • A high level of numeracy and data understanding/manipulation.
  • Proven excel skills including v look ups and pivot tables.
  • Excellent customer service skills as the supplier contact point.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines with strong attention to detail

Salary £23,000 - £25,000 plus benefits depending on skills and experience.