Purchase Ledger Clerk

  • Job Reference: 12080a
  • Date Posted: 10 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £19,500 to £24,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 24+STAT, Company Pension
  • Sector: Accountancy, Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Simon Hibbert
  • Email: office@paulmitchellassoc.co.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)116 254 9404

Job Description

12080a – Purchase Ledger Clerk Job Spec

Location: Leicester

Summary of the Role 

Our Client – a well-established distributer & retailer based in Leicester – is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Accounts Payables Clerk to join their team on a full-time permanent basis.

  • Assisting with daily Purchase Ledger process (stamping & inputting of invoices, matching, batching, coding etc) and query resolution (internal & external),
  • Assist the Supervisor in control of payments to key suppliers, ensuring maximum credit is taken whilst ensuring continuity of supply. Intercompany payments, reconciliations & year-end reconciliations,
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements, queries & discrepancies. Retain completed reconciliations,
  • Reconcile & process BACS payments as per agreed timetable ensuring maximum settlement discounts are taken incl. issuing of remittance advices by email,
  • Monitor expense procedures, controlling petty cash incl. company credit card expenditure,
  • Set up & maintain supplier database, where necessary,
  • Liaise with branches in a quick & effective manner in order to resolve outstanding queries,
  • Answering the telephone & resolving queries,
  • Provide information for other members of staff & regulatory bodies (including Auditors),
  • Adhoc duties related to the role.


    The Right Person

  • Experience / background working in Purchase Ledger is essential,
  • Effective communication skills & telephone manner is essential,
  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision, able to fit into a dynamic and fast-moving accounting team within a larger organisation,
  • Excellent planning, organisation and deadline time keeping skills.
  • Strong IT skills incl. Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook skills to an advanced standard.



  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Starting Salary: £19,500 - £24,000 per annum
  • Hours: Full-Time (37.5hrs)
  • Holiday 24 Days + Bank Holidays

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12080a) on 0116 254 9404.