Purchase Ledger Assistant

Essex, England
Market Rate
23 Oct 2017
20 Nov 2017
Regis Banza
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type

My client, a reputable independent travel company located in Essex is currently seeking an enthusiastic individual to join their busy Accounts team as Purchase Ledger Assistant. The Finance Assistant will be working within a team of 15 staff and responsible for managing all aspects of a high volume purchase ledger, ensuring the integrity of financial information and that all deadlines are met.

You will be required to work within a team environment, but also have the ability to work on their own initiative. The successful candidate will also will need strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to present information in different formats. Previous experience working within the travel industry would be preferable but is NOT essential.

Due to the location of the office all candidates must own a full UK driving license and own a car.


*Code and file purchase invoices.
*Posting of payments to ledgers for retail and wholesale business.
*Request credit notes from suppliers and resolve any Purchase Ledger queries.
*Preparing and processing payment runs.
*Posting journals.
*Cruise Reconciliations.
*Liaising with different departments and Directors.
*General ad hoc accounts work within the Department.
*To process and manage group wide expense forms and credit card statement reconciliations, which will include liaising with suppliers and cardholders.
*To post relevant journals.
*To help with the annual budget setting process.
*To maintain petty cash.
*To maintain intercompany balances with the relevant intercompany journals being posted.

Experience Required:

*Knowledge of Sage 200 will also be an advantage.
*Previous experience working with Purchase Ledger (minimum 6 months)
*Ability to do overtime as and when required - standard office hours are 0900 to 1730.
*Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook Email.
*To have a full UK driving licence and own transport.
*To be a team player and also be able to work on your own initiative.
*To be well groomed and dressed in the work place.
*To have a happy, enthusiastic and organised approach to your work, which can be demanding, but rewarding, during peak periods of the season.

Salary, Package and Benefits:

* The successful candidate can expect a starting salary of £18 - £20k
* A workplace pension scheme - following three months of continuous service.
* Concessionary travel - following six months of continuous service.
* Staff discounts on selected travel products.

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