£25,000 - £32,000
April 23, 2021
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Our client is looking for an experienced Purchase Ledger Controller/Assistant Accountant to join their team near Thirsk. Your main responsibility will be managing the Purchase Ledger process, as well as getting involved with my general accounts processes.

What you will be doing

Purchase Ledger:

  • Guide and assist Purchase Ledger Clerk ensuring all tasks are completed with efficiency and accuracy for month end
  • Set up proforma payments
  • Set up new suppliers
  • Complete new supplier credit application forms
  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Release invoices & credit notes in preparation for payment runs
  • Produce adhoc, mid-month and end of month payment runs
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure orders are on system for non-steel
  • Post invoices onto Dream (accounting software), coding to general ledger
  • Matching stock goods inwards paperwork to supplier invoice
  • Troubleshooting invoice discrepancies and liaising with Procurement department to resolve
  • Declare monthly Intrastat figures for imports to HMRC
  • Run/calculate bi-annual prompt payment report for submission to HMRC
  • Reconcile quarterly bank currency purchase report to internal records

Month End:

  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Prepare non-stock and stock accruals
  • Run month end age creditor reports
  • Foreign currency trading (buying forward foreign currency)
  • Enter journals onto system for forward currency purchases
  • Deal with profit/loss adjustment for forward currency purchases following payment run
  • Provide ad-hoc support to Financial Controller

What we need from you 

Essential criteria:

  • AAT Level 4 or early stages of ACCA/CIMA
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Strong Purchase Ledger experience
  • Highly accurate due to large sums involved
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills

Desirable criteria:

  • Dealing with foreign currency
  • Intrastat VAT knowledge
  • Experience in a similar industry with high value stock

What you will receive in return 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Study Support can be provided for the right candidate
  • Onsite parking
  • Pristine working environment within beautiful offices
  • 4% employers pension contribution, Bupa Private Medical Care
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