Purchase Ledger

Job Description: Purchase Ledger Clerk

The Purchase Ledger Clerk plays a vital role by managing the accounts payable process efficiently and accurately. This position is responsible for processing invoices, reconciling statements, and maintaining vendor records. The ideal candidate should possess strong attention to detail, excellent organisational skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

1. Process supplier invoices accurately and efficiently, ensuring proper coding and authorisation.
2. Reconcile supplier statements and resolve any discrepancies in a timely manner.
3. Maintain accurate and up-to-date vendor records, including contact information, payment terms, and credit limits.
4. Communicate effectively with internal departments and external vendors to resolve invoice discrepancies and payment issues.
5. Prepare and process payment runs in accordance with payment terms and company policies.
6. Monitor accounts payable aging and follow up on overdue invoices.
7. Assist with month-end closing activities, including accruals and reconciliations.
8. Assist in the implementation of process improvements to enhance efficiency and accuracy in the purchase ledger function.
9. Adhere to company policies and procedures, as well as relevant accounting standards and regulations.
10. Provide support to the finance team as needed for ad-hoc projects and tasks.

1. Previous experience in a similar role, preferably within a manufacturing or industrial environment ideal but not essential 
2. Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., SAP, QuickBooks) and Microsoft Excel.ideal but not essential 
3. Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record-keeping.
4. Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
5. Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact professionally with internal and external stakeholders.
6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
7. Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
8. A proactive and problem-solving mindset, with the ability to identify and resolve issues efficiently.
9. High level of integrity and discretion when handling confidential information.
10. A relevant degree or certification in accounting or finance is desirable but not essential.

Applications are encouraged from all. 

To apply please call 01267 238991 and speak to a Sunny team member