Job TitleExperienced Purchase Ledger Assistant
Job typePermanent
Reference Number
Date Posted20.05.21

Main Purpose of the Job

Purchase Ledger Assistant – Job Description

The successful candidate will be accountable for the whole purchase ledger process, from purchase orders through to invoices and reconciliation.  They will provide an indispensable service to the finance team, underpinning the wider financial stability of the business through their robust processes and systems.

The main duties of the Purchase Ledger Assistant will include matching and coding invoices, preparing BACS payments, reconciling supplier statements, and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers.  The Purchase Ledger Assistant will work as part of the finance team.

The role of a Purchase Ledger Assistant is to provide a professional and efficient service to the finance function, monitoring how much is owed at all times and providing accurate financial information to the Finance Director as needed.

Outlined below are several duties that this job role entails.

Key responsibilities:

  • Matching, checking, and coding invoices to corresponding purchase orders
  • Setting up of new supplier accounts and maintaining existing account details
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Being first point of contact for all relevant enquiries
  • Maintaining strong relationships with suppliers
  • Reviewing systems and processes and making improvements where necessary
  • Preparation of payments via BACS

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid team working skills
  • Self-disciplined and efficient, with a flexible and proactive nature
  • Experienced in Excel and Microsoft Office packages
  • Knowledge of accounting software packages such as SAGE
  • Ability to work to deadlines


8.30am – 5pm – 37.5 hours per week


28 days including Bank Holidays


Dependant on experience

How to apply

For more information or to apply for this position, please forward a copy of your CV with covering letter including some background information to