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[15131] - Purchase Ledger Accountant

Immediate job, working with an extremely friendly hardworking team based in central Kingston

Person Specification:

  • Part qualified CAAB or AAT qualification
  • The ideal candidate will be an ambitious and inquisitive individual who wants a chance to apply their financial skill set to tackling the challenges of a busy finance area
  • The role will suit someone who can take initiatives of many aspects of financial controls, is comfortable working in an environment of change and enjoys managing a varied workload.
  • Excellent MS Office – particularly excel

Key Responsibilities:

  • To act as the lead for the purchase ledger for the organisation
  • The role will involve engaging with staff and managers throughout the organisation to deliver an efficient purchase ledger function working with suppliers, business partners and internal colleagues to ensure that payments are made in line with agreed terms
  • Dealing with monthly payments
  • Manage supplier invoices to ensure they are promptly and accurately processed
  • Ensuring that employee expenses and company credit card transactions are correctly approved and coded
  • Manage utility payments on properties including liaising with utility providers regarding changes
  • Maintain a schedule of utility contracts including renewal/expiry dates, plan and undertake periodic market testing exercises to ensure that value for money is being secured
  • Assist with production of various schedules for month end and year end
  • Run monthly and ad-hoc reports from the accounting system as required to identify unusual transaction and trends
  • Support the internal audit and annual external audit processes
  • Champion the use of technology and identify process improvements to streamline accounts payable processes
  • Ensure that disciplines are maintained with respect to electronic and physical filing
  • Works as a team player to deliver and develop excellent customer service standards
  • Collates information of a highly confidential and sensitive nature maintaining confidentiality at all times on a need-to-know basis
  • To undertake other duties commensurate with the post and to provide cover for other members of the Accounts team as and when required.

Working with a sociable team so sense of humour essential ! 

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