Purchase Ledger Clerk

  • Job Reference: 00040184-1
  • Date Posted: 23 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Coventry, Midlands
  • Salary: Up to £21,000
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Insurance & Superannuation, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Purchase Ledger Clerk Location: Coventry Head Office (Middlemarch Business Park) Package: Basic Annual Salary up to £21,000 (dependent on experience) plus Bonus & Excellent PLC BenefitsSector: Packaging Distribution  The Company We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk to join our head office finance team. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. As a group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract new talent to our business. Purchase Ledger Clerk Role & ResponsibilitiesWorking as part of our finance team, this full-time role is based in our Coventry Head Office. The successful applicant will be responsible for timely and accurate processing of stock invoices, resolution of queries, reconciliation of supplier accounts and such other duties that may be required to support production of financial and management accounts.We operate a 37.5 hours working week (can be either 9am-5pm or 9:30am-5:30pm) with half an hour lunch break.   Reporting to the Purchase Ledger Supervisor, your responsibilities will include:
Processing supplier invoices for stock purchases
Regular update of automated GRN matching routine
Reconciliation if supplier accounts to third party statements
Liaison with suppliers and RDC teams to resolve queries
Investigation of all faulty goods returned to suppliers ensuring receipt of credits or refunds for the value of these goods
Provide support as required for the production of financial and management accounts information

Do you have the correct profile? The ideal candidate will have a strong purchase ledger background (preferably gained working within a ‘high volume transaction’ environment). Experience of working for a similar organization to ours (de-centralized or head office for a multi-site/national business structure) would also be useful.There is the need for strong IT/computing skills, in particular the use of Microsoft Word, Excel spreadsheets and ERP systems. Good all round communication skills are a must and there is the need to be able to analyze and present financial information effectively.Underpinning all of the above, we need someone who can work independently and with integrity and dedication, who is proactive and with a willingness to learn/develop. The PackageThe successful candidate will benefit from the following… 
Competitive basic starting salary
Attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme
25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays)
Additional holiday purchasing scheme
Contributory pension & employee discount scheme

Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement. How to apply/next stepsThis is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favored candidate to commence with us ASAP. (Please note we are holding zoom video-interviews during the pandemic). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are continuing to adhere to Government guidelines whereby a significant number of our employees are working from home for the time being. Dependent on the precise role you have applied for, it is important to note that this may be a feature of your initial employment with us until Government advice changes and the situation improves. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.  NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE