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Accounts Assistant : Purchase Ledger

Woodford Green, Essex, United Kingdom, £ £ 20331.00-20331.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


Accounts Assistant - Purchase Ledger

Location: Head Office, Woodford Green
Salary: £20,331.00pa during probation - £20,738.00 after completion of probation
Hours: 38 hours per week


  • Extensive access and support to recognised qualifications
  • Basic entitlement is 27 days plus 8 days for Bank Holidays (pro rata to hours worked).
  • Employee benefit discount scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Purpose of the post: To process and maintain purchase ledger records, ensuring timely, quality financial information is provided and maintained in accordance with the Charity's controls and procedures.

Our Account Assistant - Purchase Ledger will need:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good organisational skills / ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure and reconcile issues with limited supervision
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Experience and/or advanced understanding of Purchase Ledger processes
  • Experience of using accounting software packages
  • Recognised qualification in the relevant discipline or qualification by experience.
  • Good to advanced Excel skills.
  • Good general knowledge of other MS office applications including Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of end-to-end accounts payable function
  • Automated banking system.

Our Account Assistant - Purchase Ledger duties will be:

  • Accurate processing, coding, and matching of invoices in accordance with group policies, ensuring the invoices are authorised by appropriate delegated authorities.
  • Processing the supplier payment run as per the organisation's payment terms.
  • Liaising with suppliers to resolve invoicing queries in a professional manner, on a timely basis and to comply with statutory requirements.
  • Liaising with the relevant teams and/or individuals within the Charity as necessary to resolve any supplier invoicing issues.
  • Review of invoices on hold and clearing them in a timely manner.
  • Carrying out supplier and other reconciliations on monthly basis.
  • Handling all post/emails related to purchase invoices and any other associated duties
  • Processing ad-hoc manual payments including payroll payments.
  • Managing electronic filing of finance documents as well as handling any physical filing and archiving.
  • Reconcile aged creditors to the creditors control account at the end of each month.
  • Assist Management accountant with monthly accruals.
  • Support the year-end audit process as required, including liaising with the external auditors and answering queries.
  • To perform any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post and, grade, as assigned by the Line Manager/s
  • Work closely with other members of the team and the Finance Officer to ensure that personal and department targets are met.

Ambient Support is a registered UK charity with over 25 years' experience in providing care and support services for older people, people with a mental health need and people with a learning disability.

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Woodford Green, Essex, United Kingdom
£ £ 20331.00-20331.00 Annual Annual