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Purchase Ledger Clerk

Posted 26 January by HAMPSHIRE RECRUITMENT SERVICES LTD Easy Apply Ended

Our busy, vibrant well established client has a new opportunity to recruit for a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join their friendly team on a permanent basis. This would suit an individual who enjoys working in a fast paced accounts environment with the ability to meet deadlines and produce work to a very high standard.

Main purpose of job

To provide a professional and timely accounting service in respect to all payments of invoices through the purchase ledger

To provide any other support to the Finance Manager and Finance team, as required

Contacts and liaises with budget-holders and depots for authorisation of nominally coded invoices

Liaises with employees at all levels within the organisation

To ensure that the Purchase Ledger is accurately maintained and process deadlines (payment dates) are met

To ensure suppliers (Trade suppliers, Landlords, local authorities) are paid in accordance with agreed terms and conditions, or in accordance with best practice

To ensure and maintain good internal control with respect to the Purchase Ledger

Purchase order (PO’s) are raised and signed by the appropriate signatories in relation to queries of suppliers

Pay suppliers in accordance with policies

Refers difficult or complex issues to the purchase Ledger Manager for clarity

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


Relevant knowledge and understanding in a similar role

A strong customer service focus, and the ability to build effective working relationships with employees and external stakeholders/suppliers

The ability to work effectively in a team environment and also using own initiative

Computerised accounting purchase ledger experience

Excellent working knowledge of MS Windows-based software packages, including word processing, spread sheets and email

High attention to detail and an orderly approach to processing


Studying towards an accountancy qualification e.g. AAT

You will receive company benefits, excellent holiday package, group pension scheme and free parking

If you are interested in this position, please apply now for consideration

Reference: 34331108

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