Purchase Ledger Assistant

Hertfordshire, Welwyn Garden City
£9 - £13.50 per hour
12 Oct 2018
12 Nov 2018
Sonia Shah
Job role
Accounts payable
Contract type
Part time

An excellent opportunity to work for a fast-growing globally renowned retail and distribution company, based in Welwyn Garden City. They are looking to hire a Purchase Ledger Assistant on a temporary basis (with potential to become permanent) with an immediate start.

Client Details

Being a rapidly expanding company within the Retail and Distribution industry, our client is currently looking for a dynamic and organised Purchase Ledger Assistant to become part of their team in Welwyn Garden City on a temporary to permanent basis. This international brand boasts customers across Europe and North America, and are looking to expand and develop a customer base in Asia, implying excellent opportunities for career growth and development. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate proficient administrative skills, as well as experience working within a fast-paced environment.


As a Purchase Ledger Assistant working on a temporary (to permanent) basis, your duties will include:

  • Liaising with department heads to approve price and quantity
  • Checking that goods have arrived and are in good condition, and if problems exist ensuring that relevant credit notes are raised
  • Matching payments to invoices
  • Processing invoices
  • Processing expenses
  • Handling Petty Cash
  • Processing the payment run either by BACs payments, cheque runs, or CHAPS payments
  • Responsible for checking any discount available is taken
  • Supplier Statement Reconciliation
  • Paying Overheads


The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Experience working within a dynamic environment
  • Experience in working with Oracle or another large ERP system
  • Experience in processing invoices and making payments

Job Offer

The package on offer includes a competitive hourly rate of £9-£13.50 (negotiable depending upon experience) as well as a generous holiday entitlement. Once permanent, the successful candidate will have access to an extensive benefit package, including opportunity for a bonus.

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