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Purchase Ledger Controller

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


Company description:

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 117,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.1 billion in the 2015 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world

Job description:

Purchase Ledger Controller

George Square, Glasgow

£25,000 - £30,000 plus excellent benefits package

Reporting into the Financial Controller, the role of the Purchase Ledger Controller is to effectively manage and control the data flows in and out of the system for their respective section of the ledger.

Specific account management responsibility for separate areas of the ledger, this is a key role underpinning the effectiveness of the department.

Supporting the Finance Team and colleagues, this role would suit a dynamic self-starter, whose ability to be an effective team player will ensure personal and departmental success.


  • Maintain supplier accounts on the SAP system, ensuring that invoices are paid promptly according to the supplier terms
  • Reconciling the supplier statement to the ledger & obtaining copy invoices if necessary
  • Request to Group that new supplier accounts be set up if necessary (Working with FD for New Supplier Audit checks by completing Due Diligence and credit checks on new suppliers before approving)
  • Chasing up invoices that have not been authorised promptly.
  • Run Suggested Payments Report and liaise with FD and Financial Controller to understand outstanding invoice list each month and assist with the creation of accruals journals for management accounts
  • Manage Bank transactions daily (Link to Treasury Team) and assist FD and Ops Director with Anti-Money Laundering regulations
  • Speaking to Reporting Team for AR / client / KAM relationship
  • Line Management of AP / AR member of staff
  • Oversee journals for management accounts
  • Company Credit Cards & expenses reconciliations for Key Account Managers / Field team / Senior Management & Directors (and liaison with Finance to ensure correct posting to GLs)
  • Bank account changes and opening (new clients) - manage change with Banking team and NatWest / RBS Account Managers


  • Set up the Automated PO system to streamline the AP across all areas of the business
  • Set up Concur Expenses to move to a more automated online authorisation system
  • Value Add Analysis - For example - working with the CFO and Financial Controller on IFRS projects (Lease Accounting for Company Car Scheme)
  • Working with Key Account Managers in the business to create reports on AR & AP payment terms
  • Working with Financial Controller - understand Inter-company trading and invoicing


  • Demonstrable ability to build and maintain strong working relationships at a variety of levels in the company, including Heads of Department, Key Account Managers and Directors
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to influence a wide range of people
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to consistently meet strict deadlines and to produce high quality information
  • Structured and disciplined in the approach to planning and organising workload and able to work under own initiative without supervision
  • Able to manage multiple deadlines, projects and workloads
  • Commercially motivated and able to challenge & probe current data and processes
  • A strong team player with interpersonal sensitivity

If you are looking for your next step within Purchase Ledger and have a minimum of two years' experience this could be it.

As an employer we support your development of an Accounting Qualification Training (Company will pay for exams via bond).

Apply now!

Profile description:

Arvato is a trusted business outsourcing partner to the private and public sectors.

We have long-term partnerships with some of the most respected companies in the UK and globally, as well as innovative public sector clients.

We combine our expertise in business process outsourcing (BPO), financial solutions, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and public sector and citizen services to deliver innovative, individual solutions that help our clients to achieve their objectives. In the UK and Ireland, we employ over 4,000 people across more than ten locations. Internationally, arvato employs more than 66,400 people in over 270 subsidiaries across almost 40 countries worldwide. Our parent group Bertelsmann is the world's most international media company with revenues of €16.4bn.

Company: Arvato Financial Solutions Limited

Country: United Kingdom

State/Region: Glasgow Area

City: Glasgow

Postal Code: G2 1EG

Job ID: 206005

Education level: None

Work experience: 2-3 years

Start contract date: 27-02-22

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Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual