Purchase Ledger Clerk


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July 3, 2023
Job Type
£21500 - £23249 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Carl Angilly
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A public sector organisation on the Fylde Coast have partnered with Kenton Black Finance to appoint a new Purchase Ledger Clerk. The Financial Operations team ensure prompt and accurate payments to employers and suppliers, timely invoicing and debt collection in addition to other administrative duties within the Finance function.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

• Enhanced annual leave allowance of 38 days (full-time equivalent)
• Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
• Competitive pension scheme:
• Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) - 17.9% employer contribution
• Extensive professional development opportunities for all
• Agile working opportunities (hybrid working)
• Enhanced Family friendly policies
• Extensive wellbeing provision including, but not limited to:
• Access to funded Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available 24/7, 365 days a year
• Occupational Health
• FREE Flu Vouchers for those not entitled through the NHS
• FREE eye tests
• Dedicated Wellbeing Hub available to all colleagues containing rich and varied content with resources relating to emotional, physical, financial and social wellbeing
• FREE healthy breakfast
• Sports facilities including fully equipped gym and discounted memberships
• Health and beauty salon
• Trim Trails on Campus (guided routes for walks)
• Onsite food outlets and Starbucks at subsidised rates
• FREE car parking
• Onsite kids 'Sports Camp' 8am - 5pm during selected half-term breaks

Your New Role as Purchase Ledger Clerk:

Key duties:

1. Ensure accurate, on-time delivery of payments or timely collection of debts
2. Ensure all purchase/spend or sales invoices activity accurately recorded in finance system
3. Resolve disputed invoices/payment requests with suppliers or invoices/receipts with customers and colleagues
4. Coordinate effectively with colleagues to ensure timely and effective first-time responses to supplier or customer enquiries
5. Maintain accurate supplier or customer records including bank account, email and contact detail
6. Ensure delegated authority list and cash handlers record is up to date in accordance with required controls
7. Prepare and enter period end journals
8. Ensure timely allocation and processing of all BACS payments, banking, EPOS and merchant services receipts
9. Critically self-assess and improve existing processes on ongoing basis
10. Ensure compliance with financial regulations and procedures
11. Support improvement projects as required
12. Document, review and maintain accurate procedures for all tasks

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

The ideal candidate will be actively studying or have obtained an AAT professional qualification. Experience of working in a financial environment in either an Accounts payable or Accounts receivable function is essential. In addition you will have good communication skills with high customer service ethos, high standard IT/MI aptitude inc Excel, the ability to work flexibly, accurately and to tight deadlines, and personal resilience and ability to work on own initiative

This vacancy is being handled by Carl Angily – Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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