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Purchase Ledger Administrator

Chiswick • Permanent • £21000 - £23000


About our client:

Swarovski is the global leader in the production of cut crystal.Since our foundation in 1895 we have grown to have a worldwide turnover in excess of €2billion. We have a presence in 120 counties and now employ more than 26,000 people worldwide.  We remain a family owned, financially autonomous business which enables a long-term and sustainable strategy of growth and brand development.  Swarovski has a culture that combines our traditional family values with innovation and passion to bring sparkle to people’s everyday lives through our modern designs.

In the UK the Swarovski brand has become a familiar sight on the High Street and we are now an established multi-channel retailer.  Our position as a modern fashion jewellery brand makes us attractive to a wide range of consumers.

At Swarovski we are recognisably linked to the world of glamour and high fashion. Daniel Swarovski aimed to create a diamond for everyone; to make a splendid product more affordable. This idea of affordable luxury has been instrumental in developing the brand name through designer sponsorship and high profile events within the fashion industry.


Located in Swarovski's prestigious new Chiswick Park, head office and reporting directly into the Accounting Manger the Purchase Ledger Administrator will be responsible for the following:

Daily duties

Responsible for the running of the purchase ledger for Swarovski UK and Swarovski Ireland through the following:

  • Responsible for setting up and inputting suppliers onto the accounting system
  • Continually striving to improve supplier relationships
  • Ensuring invoices are distributed and signed off efficiently whilst also in line with internal protocols
  • Responsible for the fortnightly BACS pay run
  • Ensuring invoices are correctly allocated to meet best practise and external accounting regulations
  • Ensuring that stock received and invoices received do not have variances in excess of 2 months
  • Working with the Assistant Accountant to ensure all personal expenses are paid

Monthly duties:

To play a key part in the month-end close routines and processes:

  •  Analysis of the purchase ledger by supplier
  • Older items and debit balances investigated

To assist with the process of accruals and prepayments through the following:

  • Accruals tracking based on regular invoices received
  • Prepayments tracking based on invoices already received

Year-end duties:

Provide support in the production of quarterly group reporting and year end reporting through detailed analysis and the providing of back up information for both internal and external purposes


Desirable applicants will:

  • Have previous exposure to an accounts department - ideally within a Purchase Ledger department
  • Have strong interpersonal communication skills (Written & Verbal)
  • Have a working knowledge of MS office - ideally a proficient user of MS Excel
  • Have a working knowledge of SAP (desirable) 


Remuneration will include a salary between £21,000 and £23,000 plus an excellent additional benefits package.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents.

What's on offer

Remuneration will include a salary between £21,000 and £23,000 plus an excellent additional benefits package.

  • Reference: 6056464
  • Published on: 16/04/2013
  • Location: Chiswick
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Remuneration: £21000 - £23000
  • Contact tel: 020 8840 9334