Purchase Ledger Clerk

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Haywards Heath
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join our talented Finance team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

You’ll provide financial, administrative and clerical support, completing payments and controlling expenses, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices.

Possessing a strong skill set within accounts payable, you’ll have a great eye for detail and accuracy while being able to cope and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Having an assertive and confident manner is required to chase up any discrepancies by telephone, ensuring quick resolutions.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:
  • Proven purchase ledger experience
  • Good time management and organisation skills, with the ability to meet tight reporting deadlines
  • Demonstrated bank reconciliation skills
Job responsibilities
  • Process high volumes of invoices, reconcile statements and resolve supplier queries on many complex issues as well as scanning documents, checking and coding invoices and liaising with colleagues
  • Enter and post purchase/sales invoices and purchase orders (inclusive of the purchase order process)
  • Use Excel to analyse reconciliations and any anomalies
  • Scan invoices, input invoices and expense claims
  • Keep track of all payments and expenditures, purchase orders, invoices, statements, etc.
  • Manage the timely production of BACS and cheque payment runs
  • Manage the identification and correct recording of VAT
  • Review the purchase ledger on a regular basis and liaise with suppliers to eliminate credit balances on supplier accounts
  • Ensure that the month-end timetable is achieved
  • Prepare year-end information to enable the completion of the final accounts
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Working towards AAT qualifications (desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ensures great attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy in recording
  • Solid understanding of the purchase ledger processes
  • Comprehensive understanding of regulatory requirements, including Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) and company principles following appropriate training 
  • Taking responsibility for tasks and seeing them through to completion
What can we do for you? 
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team
If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!
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