Accounts Assistant – Purchase Ledger

  • Permanent
  • Coventry
  • £26000 - £28000 per annum GBP / Year

Alexander Daniels

Job Description

Alexander Daniels are currently recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Accounts Assistant on behalf of a large Industrial services organisation based in Coventry on a full-time, permanent basis. Reporting to the Finance manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that payments for all sections of the business are made in accordance with timescales and within the agreed payment terms.

Your daily duties will include.

  • Processing of all invoices and payments in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Supporting suppliers, internal & external stakeholders with any payment and invoice queries.
  • Perform supplier statement reconciliations as required.
  • To be aware of VAT relief if applicable on purchases and to arrange for credit notes if necessary.
  • The monitoring of unauthorised invoices.
  • Ensure all invoices are correctly coded and authorised by relevant approver.
  • Management of Direct Debit payments
  • Control of cash flows to ensure effective cash flow forecasting and reporting.
  • File all paid invoices and related reports.
  • Identify opportunities for implementing improvements to the Purchase Ledger process and take responsibility for their implementation.
  • Any other ad hoc tasks as required.

Essential requirements:

  • Educated to GSCE Level, to include Maths and English
  • Previous experience of working within finance in a purchase ledger function.
  • Understanding of purchase ledger processes.
  • Experience of processing a high volume of invoices.


  • Qualified to AAT Access level.
  • Knowledge of Navision ERP system.
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing industry
  • Navision experience would be preferred but not essential.

The perfect candidate will have a minimum of 2 years proven purchase ledger experience, with exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. We are looking for someone who is methodical and has a positive can-do attitude with the ambition to learn and develop.

This is an officed based role operating a 37.5 hour working week. My client offers an open and friendly working culture with plenty of onsite parking and market leading benefits.

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