Entry Level Payroll/Purchase Ledger Assistant - South Bradford

  • Location:

    Bradford, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £18000 - £22000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Gemma Watmough

A well-established business based within the South Bradford area is looking to appoint a Junior/Entry Level Payroll/Purchase Ledger Assistant on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will join a small team of four people in accounts and be part of a finance team where you will be able to make a real difference rather than be treated as a number.

This role will be primarily focused around the purchase ledger and payroll side and will be responsible for managing the weekly payroll, inputting of purchase invoices, supplier statement reconciliations, supplier queries and assisting with the payment processing.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with either no finance or limited experience but studying towards their AAT qualification to get into a company where there is real opportunity to develop and progress over time and gain exposure to all areas of finance. The role will suit someone who is able to work towards targets and deadlines and will be happy working autonomously. Full training and study support will be provided.

The main duties of the role will include :-

-Processing weekly payroll for up to 30 employees.
-Liaising with the HR department and the wider business to keep payroll and benefits details up to date.
-Supporting on the pensions and benefits side and ensuring any calculations are accurate.
-Assisting in the processing of new starters, leavers and amendments.
-Issuing P45's and preparing BACS statements.
-Processing payroll calculations including manual calculations when required.
-Dealing with PAYE enquires.
-Reconciliation of payroll - performing journals, accruals and prepayments for bonuses or overpayments.
-Administering SSP, SMP, SPP, PAYE and NI and year end procedures.
-Calculating monthly pay to gross for all employees.
-Preparing and issuing pay statements in accordance with agreed timescales.
-Analysing and resolving pay queries and providing information as required.
-Being committed to maintaining payroll legislation knowledge.
-Matching, batching and coding of purchase invoices.
-Dealing with suppliers on a day to day basis.
-Completing supplier statement reconciliations.
-Chasing outstanding monies both over the telephone and via email.
-Allocating payments to the ledger.
-Advising and assisting with the supplier payment run.
-Processing direct debits and direct debit administration.
-Assisting within other areas of finance as and when needed.

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have some experience within payroll or purchase ledger.
-Have some basic accountancy experience or will have worked within an office environment before.
-Have an interest or will already be studying for their AAT qualification.
-Ideally have had some experience of the purchase ledger/accounts payable process.
-Be self-motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment and enjoy working towards deadlines.
-Have excellent organisational and communication skills.
-Want to start a career in accountancy or finance and will be happy to learn and develop new skills.
-Have a hands on approach and be willing to support in other areas outside of finance when needed.

In return you will:-

-Receive free parking.
-Be given the opportunity to start a career in finance.
-Be given AAT study support.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.