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Purchase Ledger Assistant

Berkshire Reading United Kingdom, RG317 Temporary

Posted: 22 hours ago


My client in Reading is recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Assistant on a 3-month temporary contract. The ideal candidate will have experience working in finance, be confident, a good communicator and willing to work hard in a fast paced environment.

Client Details

A property development and investment company based in the heart of Reading. They pride themselves on creating a culture where talent development is at the forefront.



Invoice Processing:

  • Accurately log invoices to the correct company and supplier then distribute invoices within two days of receipt to the correct initiator.
  • Every morning promptly action items returned to purchase ledger, minimising the delay in payment to the supplier
  • Highlight urgent invoices correctly to ensure all business critical payments follow the correct internal procedures without causes any hold ups.

Supplier Relationships & Queries:

  • Maintain good relationships with suppliers by communicating regularly, including distributing remittance advices immediately following payment processing.
  • Reconcile supplier statements regularly and at as required by the Supervisor.

Internal Relationships & Queries:

  • Respond promptly to internal queries and requests surrounding invoices and payments through regular personal and telephone contact to resolve invoice queries quickly and efficiently.
  • Pro-actively chase approval of invoices in the workflow and escalated to the Supervisor any issues that are holding up payment of invoices.

Payment Runs

  • Arrange payment of approved invoices on a timely basis in accordance with the agreed supplier payment terms ensuring the payments are approved in compliance with internal authorisation procedures.
  • File all payment run paperwork immediately following full sign off.
  • Minimise number of same day payments through proactive workflow management and ensure any same day payments are closed off to ensure they not paid on a BACs run.

Bank Reconciliations

  • Post bank receipts and payments daily using BIM, preparing full bank reconciliations in accordance with monthly deadlines.
  • Query unknown items on a timely basis with the appropriate party (Financial Accountant, agent or supplier)


  • Confident
  • Excellent communicator
  • Hard working
  • Some finance experience
  • Ability to work at pace

Job Offer

  • Flexible/Hybrid working after short initial training period
  • Opportunity to learn new finance skills
  • Exposure to a fast paced and enjoyable working environment

Job Details

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom