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Purchase Ledger and Payroll Assistant

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  • Sector:

    Accountancy Recruitment

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  • Salary:

    £10.75 - £11.20 per hour

  • Contact:

    Annette Rowland

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  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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Purchase Ledger and Payroll Assistant (temporary to permanent role)
£10.75 - £11.20 per hour

This company, a market leader in their field, are seeking an experienced Purchase Ledger and Payroll Assistant to join their team on a temporary to permanent basis.

Reporting into the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for purchase ledger, expenses, payroll and related functions along with assisting the Management Accountant with various tasks. Specifically you will be responsible for:

Inputting, matching and coding invoices to ledger
Obtaining authorisation of invoices
Requesting purchase credit notes and dealing with queries
Monitoring orders for outstanding invoices
Overseeing payment runs
Dealing with queries as appropriate
Reviewing bank accounts for payments not entered, posting as necessary and reconciling bank daily
Communicating with suppliers regarding expected payments
Checking supplier statements to purchase ledger and chasing any missing invoices
Obtaining staff expenses and credit card details, checking, approving and posting
Setting up new supplier accounts
Preparing month end reports for Purchase Ledger ready for period closing
Preparation of payroll and related administration
End of year returns
Pension administration
Checking and submitting Intrastat Arrivals
Accruals and prepayments
Maintaining Fixed Asset Register
Analysis/breakdown of Nominal codes
Covering certain roles in times of holiday and sickness

To be successful in your application you will have previous experience of all the above duties, be immediately available for work and happy to work on a temporary to permanent basis. You will need strong Excel skills. You will be pro-active, with excellent communication skills and a team player.

Hours of work will be 9.00 am to 5.30 pm.

This role is suitable for candidates who have worked within Purchase Ledger, Accounts Payable, Bought Ledger, Payrollers, or as Accounts Assistants or Bookkeepers.

This role is commutable from Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Thurston and all other surrounding villages.

Please apply today if this role appeals to you!