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Purchase Ledger Clerk

Cheshire United Kingdom, CH21 Permanent

Posted: 8 hours ago


Company Description

Great Bear is a leading 3PL UK logistics business providing nationwide dedicated and shared user warehousing and distribution solutions for international blue chip clients.

Managing over 6 million sq ft of warehousing and operating over 400 commercial vehicles, Great Bear has built a reputation within the industry as a modern and innovative operator.

Job Description

Based at Great Bear's Head Office, a key member of the Purchase Ledger team that sits within the wider Finance department. The successful applicant will play an integral role in the processing, obtaining appropriate approval, query resolution and timely payment of supplier invoices for warehouse and transport operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Purchase invoice input into the company accounting system and matching to purchase orders raised by depots.

  • Supporting query resolution with off-site colleagues and supplier contacts.
  • Processing of supplier payments for weekly and month end BACs runs.
  • Completion of supplier statement reconciliations.
  • Covering the answering of switchboard telephones and daily post duties.
  • Other ad-hoc finance tasks to supply key information and support to the Finance and Management teams.


  • Proficient in using IT, including Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), accounts software and purchase order processing systems.
  • Effective organisational skills to appropriately prioritise invoice entry and comply with agreed supplier payment terms.
  • Comfortable in communicating to suppliers and colleagues at all levels and with different departments of the business, building relationships that will facilitate fulfilment of purchase ledger requirements. Telephone conversations with various off-site depot staff will form a significant part of the information flow for this role
  • Good team-player with a hands-on approach, the drive to see tasks through to completion and meet all deadlines set.
  • Well organised and manage time effectively.
  • An enquiring mind that isn't afraid to question and take initiative, looking for constant development and improvement of procedures. Ensuring areas of potential problems are identified and reported to responsible Management Accountants for investigation.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Desire to suggest improvements to current processes.

Additional Information

In return, we offer: pension scheme, life assurance, childcare vouchers and great staff facilities. Hospital, dental and optical, training and development and MANY MORE!

When our staff have passion for what they do they work with more care and attention which is reflected to our clients, Click APPLY NOW to #JoinOurWinningTeam and begin your career today

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Cheshire, United Kingdom