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Junior/Entry Level Accounts Payable Assistant - South Leeds

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £18000 - £20000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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A well- established, international business based within the South Leeds area are looking to appoint an Junior/Entry Level Accounts Payable Assistant on a permanent basis. This is a newly created role and will report directly into the Finance Team Leader. The successful candidate will join a team of three and will join a friendly, fun 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 vendor side of the business and will work closely with both the accounts payable and procurement teams and the successful candidate will need excellent communication skills. The main duties of the role involve setting up and maintaining all supplier data and assisting suppliers with any technical support that they may need. It will also allow exposure to other areas of the business so will be varied with the opportunity to get involved in tasks and project work around vendor data.

The role is quite analytical in nature and will involve data entry work. It is an excellent opportunity for someone with either no finance experience but admin/data entry experience in a fast paced environment or someone with basic accountancy and finance experience to get into a company where there is an opportunity to develop and progress over time. The role will suit someone who has excellent attention to detail and accuracy and is able to think outside of the box and question data. Full training and support will be provided.

The main duties of the role will include :-

-Speaking with suppliers on a day to day basis
-Setting up and making amendments/changes to supplier data using multiple software systems
-Dealing with any queries and issues and flagging them up and escalating to line manager when complex
-Ensuring all processes and controls are adhered to at all times and ensuring all data is handled in a confidential way
-Creating and amending files
-Working closely with the IT department and being first point of contact for issues
-Supporting on project work and providing excellent levels of customer service to vendors at all times
-Working with the procurement team and understanding their needs and requirements and cleansing data for them
-Ensuring all amendments and changes are documented
-Assisting within other areas and carrying out additional duties as and when needed

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have some basic accountancy experience or will have worked within an office environment before
-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 good system skills and will be comfortable with Excel
-Have excellent organisational, communication skills and attention to detail
-Be happy to learn and develop new skills
-Have a hands on approach and be willing to support in other areas if needed

In return you will:-

-Receive the rare opportunity to join a company that will invest in you and train you in a new industry if you don't have any experience
-Secure a competitive salary and free onsite parking
-Join a business that really like to develop their staff in a fun and supportive working environment

For more details please contact Gemma Watmough.

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.