Accounts Assistant (Purchase Ledger)


£26000 - £28000 per annum


United Kingdom,Greater Manchester

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Accounts Assistant (Purchase Ledger)

Salary £26-28k

Manchester - Trafford

I am working on an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in joining one of the Northwest successes stories who are gearing up for a £100m turnover. The Group is made up of 6 aligned companies who sell products both B2C, and B2B and provide branded products to the NHS and some the largest online retailers in the country.

Due to growth, they are looking for an ambitious Accounts Assistant - Purchase Ledger to join them in their busy Trafford office where you will be involved in several finance projects. Their people strategy is at the core of the group.

You will need to be experienced working in a busy wholesale and retail environment and a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience and an aptitude for figures.


  • Responsible for the purchase ledgers of the group of companies
  • Responsible for the management of 'Accounts' mailbox
  • Posting of purchase invoices onto Sage
  • Ensure invoices are authorised by the relevant staff member
  • Resolve any supplier queries, with relevant issues reported/escalated to FC
  • FAS payments to be checked, posted and passed for payment
  • Regularly reconcile accounts to supplier statements
  • Liaise with factories on payments due
  • Prepare weekly payment run
  • Weekly aged creditor reporting to FC/FD for cashflow purposes

Skills Required

  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel
  • Diligence to ensure work is completed to the highest standard; accurately and efficiently
  • Resourceful in problem solving and seeking guidance
  • Ability to prioritise workload based on deadlines and importance
  • Knowledge of Sage 50 an advantage, but not essential
  • Part qualified / Fully Qaulified

Reports into: Group Financial Controller

Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays

Working hours: 37.5 hours a week. Our office is open from 8am until 5pm Monday-Friday and we are open to discussion on working patterns (e.g. 8-4/9-5) and also home-based days, after the probation period is complete.

Additional: We are supportive of our people's development and will encourage and support further study and qualifications where desired.

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