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Purchase Ledger Clerk - Bristol

£22,000 - £24,000 - Accountancy / Finance
Ref: 1511 Date Posted: Monday 15 Apr 2019
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We are recruiting for a central Bristol based firm who are looking for a Purchase Ledger Clerk.

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 with in an AP team, comfortable to hit the ground running, maybe looking for a little more responsibility.
  • Computer Skills - Confident using Excel (Vlookups and Pivot tables), including creation of reports and updating existing ones.
  • Integrity and Trust - Is widely trusted. Seen as an honest individual who presents the truth without being brutal. Keeps confidences. Admits mistakes.
  • Team Player- Works as part of a team to achieve common goals through shared ambition, communication and collaboration. Actively contributes to the team, understands team goals and how he/she fits in. Supports other team members and knows when to ask for help. Doesn’t work in an isolated way.
  • Self-Development - Learns quickly when facing new problems and is a versatile learner. Open to change. Takes responsibility for own development. Seeks feedback and acts upon it. Goes outside own comfort zone in order to learn. Looks for new opportunities to stretch, learn and develop in specific areas. Re-evaluates goals and stays up to date with knowledge and skills.
  • Friendly & Sociable - Has a positive outlook, wants to join in and enjoy work. Friendly and upbeat