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Purchase Ledger Assistant

Published 17 April 2024
£27000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Coventry, West Midlands
Job Starts: 17th April 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Position: Purchase Ledger Assistant

Location: Coventry, Warwickshire

Salary: £27,000 - £29,000

Term: Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Benefits: Annual bonus & excellent pension available, EAP programme, long-service awards, cycle to work scheme & more

Macildowie are pleased to be partnered with a well-respected and innovative company based in the Coventry area, who are recruiting for an experienced, dynamic Purchase Ledger Assistant to join their team of 10 Accounts/Finance professionals. You will be reporting to the Finance Manager and key duties include assisting with clearing a backlog of invoices and assisting with process improvements. We are open to considering either candidates who are willing to learn, develop and progress (as there are opportunities in the company moving forwards within Management Accounts), or alternatively candidates who are happy staying in a Purchase Ledger role for the foreseeable future.


  • Prompt and accurate input of invoices and payment requests into our Ledger system
  • Investigating and resolving invoice queries with suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Identifying and implementing improvements to the Purchase Ledger process, ensuring stakeholder compliance
  • Preparing supplier reconciliations to ensure accuracy and completeness of records
  • Managing VAT relief and arranging credit notes when necessary
  • Monitoring and resolving unauthorised invoices swiftly
  • Coordinating invoice approval processes with budget holders
  • Ensuring correct ledger codes are applied to all transactions
  • Managing payments through bank and Direct Debit
  • Securing signatories for payments and BACS transactions
  • Collaborating with fellow Purchase Ledger Assistant to meet business expectations and share knowledge
  • Utilising measurable performance indicators (KPIs) to drive efficient management practices

What we need from you:

  • Solid understanding of the finance function, particularly Purchase Ledger/Accounts Payable Administration
  • Previous experience of working within an AP/Purchase Ledger role
  • Understanding and ability to utilise I.T. and Accounting systems soundly
  • Experience of processing a high volume of invoices and interrogating root cause issues/queries
  • AAT qualified or studying (desirable)
  • Experience improving processes within an Accounts function (desirable)
  • Experience using the Navision system (advantageous)
  • Experience working in the Manufacturing industry (advantageous)

If you are looking for an excellent opportunity within Purchase Ledger and would like to join a team that bases their values upon being supportive, trustworthy, flexible, positive and innovative, please waste no time in applying with your most recent C.V.!

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