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Accounts Assistant

Published 03 January 2024
£25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + + Study Support
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 3rd January 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Are you a driven, enthusiastic and passionate individual looking to secure a role with a progressive business who want people to grow and develop in their accounts team?

We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with our client, a forward-thinking and dynamic company specialising in resourcing solutions. Together, we are on the lookout for a dedicated Purchase Ledger Assistant to join their esteemed accounts team. In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, this role presents an excellent opportunity for advancement, involving regular collaboration with the Management Accountants.


  • Overseeing and managing the purchase ledger function to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Processing and facilitating timely payments for contractor invoices and expenses.
  • Handling overhead invoices and ensuring prompt payments to vendors.
  • Building and nurturing relationships with new suppliers to enhance collaboration.
  • Resolving queries related to different aspects of the purchase ledger for effective issue resolution.
  • Managing contracts and maintaining supplier account data for accurate record-keeping.
  • Preparing gross pay calculations for 110 employees to ensure accurate compensation.
  • Handling net pay entries to facilitate seamless payroll processing.
  • Collaborating with outsourced payroll providers to streamline payroll operations.
  • Administering payroll activities, including updating contracts and processing amendment letters.
  • Coordinating with the pension provider to ensure compliance and effective pension management.
  • Addressing ad-hoc payroll queries promptly and efficiently.


To excel in this role, we're looking for someone with:

  • Robust experience in purchase ledger, with additional exposure to Dutch, American, German, and UK markets being highly desirable
  • A proactive approach, aiming to take ownership of the role and foster relationships with contractors and client handlers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, particularly in working with Pivot tables and VLOOKUP's
  • Familiarity with NetSuite Accounts software (preferred, but not mandatory)
  • Experience in multi-currency accounting (desirable)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This role will offer full study support and a great career path for the right person. Shortlisting for this position will end on Mon 8th January so please apply now to avoid disappointment.

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