Purchase Ledger Clerk

Posted 3 February by Reed Accountancy Featured
Department Description:

The Finance department ensures the business is financially sound, has robust accounting and reporting processes, and delivers financial targets including profitability.

Key responsibilities are:
o Management accounts, including budgeting and forecasting
o Management of the cash position and relationship with our banking provider

Team Description:

The Accounts Payable function is immensely important as it controls a significant amount of the company’s outbound payments.

Responsible for:

o Processing vendor invoices
o Bank Accounts and Bank Recs
o Supplier reconciliations
o Petty cash Expenses

Purpose of role:

• Reporting to the Accounts Payable Manager, responsible for
supporting an efficient and controlled purchase to pay process
• Responsible for the Accounts Payable operations for various
sites of
the Group
• Overseeing the safeguarding of the company’s cash
• Ensuring a robust control environment exists and driving
continuous process improvements.

Key accountabilities:

• Assisting the Accounts Payable team and their day to day
  operations
• Assisting the weekly and daily payment runs and assisting with
  cash flow forecasting relating to supplier payments
• Ownership of the payment and reconciliation of creditor accounts
• Support with the production of the Finance Operations teams
   KPI’s so management are able to track performance
• Ensuring within the team reconciliation targets and expectations
  are met on a monthly basis
• Assist with the Roll out robust desk top procedures for the
  function
• Review current procedures and recommending process
  improvements
• Assisting the Accounts Payable Manager with any ad hoc
  projects

Skills & Experience:

• Full appreciation of the Accounts Payable, Bank Accounts and
  Bank Recs system and how it underpins control
• Proven experience of working in an accounts payable and Bank
  Accounts and Bank Recs function
• Demonstrable track record of improving process and controls
• Excel systems experience necessary
• Able to forge strong relationships across the business
• Excellent communication skills and confidence to provide
  constructive challenge where necessary
• Experience of using Sage 50 (essential), Sage 200 (desirable)
• Must be self-motivated and self starting with ability to multi-task
  and effectively manage own workload, team player and A-player
• Strives for excellence and continuous improvement

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Application questions

Are you confident using excel at an intermediate to advanced level?
Do you have excellent communication skills both written and spoken?
Do you have experience using Sage 50?

Reference: 33128104

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