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Purchase Ledger Assistant/Accounts Assistant - East Leeds

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    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk to join an established manufacturing business based within the East Leeds area.

This role will report directly into the Financial Controller and the successful candidate will be given a full training and support programme. You will join a small friendly team and the role will allow start to finish experience of the Accounts Payable process along with some other additional accounts duties to support the Financial Controller and the management accounts process.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive business that encourages employee development and growth from within.

This really is a great opportunity to join a hard working yet friendly and sociable finance team where you will be given the opportunity to grow and develop with the business over time. Free parking is available onsite and a hybrid working model is in place so some working from home is offered.

This role would suit an individual with experience of working within a fast paced environment and will involve working towards multiple deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy at all times. Study support will be considered for the right candidate.

As the Purchase Ledger Assistant/Accounts Assistant you will have full responsibility for the following:-

- Processing in excess of 800 purchase invoices and credit notes per month.
- Matching and coding purchase invoices onto the system.
- Prioritising supplier payments and making sure the ledger is updated for payment.
- Calculating VAT payments.
- Dealing with supplier queries and being first point of contact over the telephone.
- Performing supplier statement reconciliations.
- Processing employee expenses and reconciling.
- Setting up new suppliers and maintaining existing account details.
- Maintaining petty cash and updating the cashbook.
- Maintaining relationships with both colleagues and clients.
- Assisting with and being able to complete payment runs when required, training can be given on this.
- Processing sales invoices and allocating cash to the ledger.
- Supporting with the production of accruals, prepayments and journals.
- Maintaining the fixed asset register and carrying out ad-hoc tasks such as month end reporting.

The ideal candidate will:-

- Have previous experience of working within an Accounts Payable/Purchase Ledger Finance team.
- Have dealt with high volumes of invoices and will be comfortable assisting with high value payment runs.
- Be able to prioritise their workload and work to strict deadlines.
- Be confident with the full purchase ledger process.
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable communicating at all levels.
- Pick up new skills, processes quickly and be happy to assist in other areas of the business as and when required.
- Be comfortable with Excel and pick up new systems quickly.
- Be hands on and will want to get involved in other areas of finance when appropriate.

For further 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.