Purchase Ledger Assistant

Reading Temporary
  • Are you a confident individual with excellent communication skills?
  • Do you have over a year of experience in a finance role?

About Our Client

A property development and investment company based in the heart of Reading. They pride themselves on creating a culture where talent development is at the forefront.

Job Description

**PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND EXPERIENCE IN THESE AREAS IN ONLY DESIRABLE**

Invoice Processing:

  • Accurately log invoices to the correct company and supplier then distribute invoices within two days of receipt to the correct initiator.
  • Every morning promptly action items returned to purchase ledger, minimising the delay in payment to the supplier
  • Highlight urgent invoices correctly to ensure all business critical payments follow the correct internal procedures without causes any hold ups.



Supplier Relationships & Queries:

  • Maintain good relationships with suppliers by communicating regularly, including distributing remittance advices immediately following payment processing.
  • Reconcile supplier statements regularly and at as required by the Supervisor.



Internal Relationships & Queries:

  • Respond promptly to internal queries and requests surrounding invoices and payments through regular personal and telephone contact to resolve invoice queries quickly and efficiently.
  • Pro-actively chase approval of invoices in the workflow and escalated to the Supervisor any issues that are holding up payment of invoices.



Payment Runs

  • Arrange payment of approved invoices on a timely basis in accordance with the agreed supplier payment terms ensuring the payments are approved in compliance with internal authorisation procedures.
  • File all payment run paperwork immediately following full sign off.
  • Minimise number of same day payments through proactive workflow management and ensure any same day payments are closed off to ensure they not paid on a BACs run.



Bank Reconciliations

  • Post bank receipts and payments daily using BIM, preparing full bank reconciliations in accordance with monthly deadlines.
  • Query unknown items on a timely basis with the appropriate party (Financial Accountant, agent or supplier)

The Successful Applicant

  • Confident
  • Excellent communicator
  • Hard working
  • Some finance experience
  • Ability to work at pace



What's on Offer

  • Flexible/Hybrid working after short initial training period
  • Opportunity to learn new finance skills
  • Exposure to a fast paced and enjoyable working environment
Contact
James Bateman
Quote job ref
JN-102021-4510415
Phone number
+44 118 933 7026

Job summary

Sector
Finance
Sub Sector
Accounts Payable
Industry
Property
Location
Reading
Contract type
Temporary
Consultant name
James Bateman
Consultant phone
+44 118 933 7026
Job reference
JN-102021-4510415