Purchase Ledger Clerk

Job Description

11754 – Purchase Ledger Clerk Job Spec

Location: Leicester / Remote Working


Our Client – a renowned organisation based in Leicester – is seeking an experienced AP / Purchase Ledger Clerk to join their finance team on a full-time permanent / temp-2-perm basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for accurately maintaining & allocating supplier accounts.

The Role

  • For all allocated supplier accounts:
    • Any received in Excel to be reconciled each month,
    • Any top 20 to be reconciled monthly,
    • Reconcile remainder every 90 days,
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure outstanding queries are resolved,
  • Liaise with clients to ensure outstanding queries are repaid,
  • Proactively work on debit notes over 90 days in order to achieve the team KPIs,
  • Prepare analysis required for supplier meetings as required,
  • Be able to present an overview of the organisation to suppliers in meetings,
  • Analyse & identify improvements to transaction handing, working closely with the Finance team to implement these effectively,
  • In conjunction with the Finance Manager, ensure that all regulatory requirements are met in an accurate / timely fashion,
  • You will be expected to foster productive working relationships with colleagues, as well as developing / maintaining a good rapport with suppliers at all times,
  • Any other related adhoc duties.


The Right Person

  • Part-Qualified AAT or equivalent is preferred,
  • A demonstrable background in a high-volume AP / purchase ledger environment,
  • GCSE incl. Maths & English Grade A-C
  • Experience using MS Navision would be advantageous,
  • Strong IT skills, proficient with MS Excel,
  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision. Able to work effectively  alongside a dynamic, fast-moving accounting team within a large organisation,
  • Be an effective communicator with clients & staff,
  • Excellent planning, organisation and deadline time keeping skills.



  • Appointment Type: Permanent / Temp-2-Perm
  • Salary: £21,000 per annum
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Holiday 20 Days + Bank Holidays
  • 5% ERs / 5% EEs Pension
  • The role is predominantly home-based (particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic), but you will on occasion be expected to go into the office on an adhoc basis.

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 11754) on 0116 254 9404.