Purchase Ledger - Bath

Accountancy / Finance
Ref: 2158 Date Posted: Tuesday 12 May 2020
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We are recruiting for a successful and thriving small (but growing) company based on the outskirts of Bath, who are looking for a Purchase Ledger Clerk.

We are recruiting this position on a permanent basis, and will also consider temp to perm ...

Duties will cover: 

  • Process invoices, ensuring appropriate approval is in place in respect of current processes
  • Process weekly payment runs and Ad-hoc payment requests, ensuring validity of requests and payment details (Multi currency)
  • Investigate Debit balances, unpaid invoices and unallocated payments on the AP ledgers
  • Query resolution regarding invoices, payments and purchase orders
  • Regularly review the email inbox to ensure appropriate actions have been taken
  • Ensure that statement reconciliations have been done for major accounts
  • Ensure that business critical payments are authorised and paid in line with any agreements
  • Assist in month end reporting and VAT classification checking.
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as maybe required from time to time


  • Build relationships with suppliers and colleagues
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Be vigilant regarding potential fraudulent claims for payment
  • Managing the email inbox.
  • Answer enquires from internal and external contacts by email and telephone
  • Support Manager and other team members in the execution of the role
  • Ensure payments are correct supplier, amount and in a timely manner

Experience needed:

  • To be considered for this role you will need experience within Acoounts Payable, comfortable to hit the ground running, maybe looking for a little more autonomy.
  • Computer Skills - Confident using Excel, including creation of reports and updating existing ones.
  • Integrity and Trust - Seen as an honest individual who presents the truth without being brutal.
  • Team Player- Works as part of a team to achieve common goals through shared ambition, communication and collaboration. 
  • Friendly & Sociable - Has a positive outlook, wants to join in and enjoy work. Friendly and upbeat