Accounts Assistant/Purchase Ledger Job, London

Job Summary

Accounts Assistant/Purchase Ledger Job, London

They're looking for an Accounts Assistant with a focus on Purchase Ledger who is AAT qualified to level 3 or above with 2 years' experience in industry or practice. The role requires a conscientious and hardworking individual who can work on their own initiative and as part of a team to achieve the deadlines and targets set monthly by the department head.

  • London (London, England)Job location
  • £23000 - £26000 per annum + Competitive Salary + outstanding benefitsEstimated job salary
  • Permanent (Full-Time)Employment type
Job Description

Accounts Assistant/Purchase Ledger Job, London


  • Responsible for a Purchase Ledger value of approximately £5 million p/a.
  • Responsible for all Purchase Ledger processes. (expenses, purchase invoices, credit cards).
  • Managing cashbook, postings & reconciliations.
  • Responsible for monitoring the aged creditors analysis to identify overdue accounts.
  • Reconciling supplier accounts.
  • Query Resolution – Investigating and resolving all disputes.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers & internal departments.
  • Prepare and process supplier payment runs.
  • To provide regular reports on ‘problem accounts’.
  • To quickly escalate problems and exceptions to the relevant individuals.
  • Hold weekly/monthly review meetings with Head of Finance.
  • Assist with sales ledger – processing invoices, issuing invoices to clients & electronic filing of invoices.
  • Helping with month/quarter/year end duties.
  • Maintain financials on project management system.
  • Produce reports where necessary.
  • Assist in-house accountant where necessary.
  • Filing & ad-hoc duties.

Ideal Candidate

  • AAT Level 3 or above
  • Excellent communication skills, confidence
  • Assertiveness
  • Teamwork & time management skills
  • Able to prioritise and work unsupported when necessary
  • Personnel management skills and knowledge of employment, company and taxation laws
  • Commercial awareness
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Xero (Desirable, not essential)