Purchase Ledger Assistant

Purchase Ledger Assistant

Job Title: Purchase Ledger Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Armley, West Yorkshire
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 14896/001_1544701132
Contact Name: Natalie Moyles
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 13, 2018 11:38

Job Description

My client a well established internationalmarket leader in their field is looking to appoint a permanent Purchase Ledger Assistant to join a large team.

You will be responsible for;

  • Manage vendor statements and trade creditors reconciliations within agreed SLA`s and in line with procedures
  • Correspondence with vendors including dealing with daily queries in reference to payment
  • Communicate with external/internal stakeholders to resolve vendor queries
  • Liaise with Asset Operations department to resolve inventory queries and ensure prompt resolution
  • Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external customers
  • All vendor statement reconciliations are recorded and filed in line with audit/compliance requirements
  • Oversee and manage relationships between the Business and Vendors
  • Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external customers
  • Communication with 3rd parties, both written and verbally
  • Work closely with Supply Chain, to improve customer relations and or service level
  • Liaise with the vendor regarding aging balances, to include debit balance and transactions on the Orbit credit note screen
  • Negotiate with the vendor an amicable resolution of aging transactions greater than 150 days
  • Escalate vendor accounts to third party collection agency, for aging debit balance in line with procedures
  • Running payment/proposals across multiple bank accounts and multiple currencies
  • Clear all bank reconciling items on a weekly basis in line with procedures
  • Ensure no duplicate payments are made
  • Action any correction requests, resulting from inputting errors
  • Run month end and or ERP reports to support the Accounts Payable operations/activities/audit and compliance requirements as defined by the Accounts Payable Team Leader/Manager


  • Relevant accounts payable experience - minimum two years.
  • Previous high volume reconciliation experience.
  • Extensive reconciliation experience (providing full audit trail and back up documentation).
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organisational skills.
  • Ability to meet rigorous deadlines and work effectively with others.
  • Versatile, dependable, flexible team player
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently with ease and take ownership of assigned tasks projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Office

Remuneration package:

  • Salary £16,000-£19,000
  • 37.5 hours (flexible)
  • 3% pension contributions
  • Income protection cover - 50% of base salary
  • Life cover - 2 x salary
  • Free on site parking

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