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Purchase Ledger Clerk

Trowbridge, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 29, 2023

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a Fixed Term Contract covering maternity leave!
Due to maternity leave within the team, we have a fixed term vacancy working as part of the Accounts Payable Team. You will be expected to undertake day to day administration duties within Purchase Ledger and sometimes more varied duties within the wider Finance team.
This is an ideal position for someone who enjoys working in partnership with other areas of a business to achieve day to day goals whilst maintaining excellent supplier relationships but also able to work on their own initiative when the role requires.
You'll need to be confident on the phone and have creative problem-solving skills to resolve queries.
You will be supported with on the job training and a friendly, collaborative team environment.
This is a full-time position of 37.5 hours per week, with core hours of 09:00 to 17:00 plus an additional half hour either before or after these times with a one hour lunch break.
Who we are
We're the leading food producer for the health and social care sector, providing delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals for people at home or in care.
We're also the parent company of Wiltshire Farm Foods, the UK's premier home-delivery service for ready-made meals.
Through our wide range of well-presented, nutritious meals to suit every taste and dietary need, we aim to make a real difference to lives of elderly and vulnerable people in care.
We're proud to be a Living Wage employer and member of the Ethical Trading Initiative. We support British food and farming and operate a successful programme of waste reduction and resource efficiency across our whole business.
In addition to your salary, you will receive a comprehensive training program, 25 days annual leave holiday entitlement, the ability to buy additional annual leave, retail discounts, free car parking, subsidised staff restaurant, free turkey (or voucher) at Christmas and much more!
- Day to day administration of the Purchase Ledger function within the finance department.
- Answering telephone calls from suppliers, responding to their enquiries and providing the information requested in a reasonable and timely manner.
- Coding purchase ledger invoices with the appropriate general ledger codes and cost centre reference numbers.
- Entering purchase ledger invoices onto the SAP system with a high degree of accuracy.
- Communicating with suppliers to resolve any issues arising from invoices received.
- Producing weekly payment runs and compiling all necessary supporting documentation.
- Utilising various software packages and processes to ensure that all anti-fraud measures are carried out to the highest standards.
- Any other duties commensurate with the level of salary.
- Recent experience of working within a busy purchase ledger department.
- Previous experience of working within an office environment.
- Team Player - able to work as part of a team taking time to understand your role and how you can assist other members of the team.
- Upholds principles and values - delivers expected results whilst maintaining the highest standards, always ensuring internal procedures are followed.
- Communicating - able to communicate clearly and fluently at all levels and express your opinion in a clear and constructive manner.
- Planning and organisation - must be able to plan and organise daily/weekly tasks, prioritise appropriately and ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner.
- Delivering results and meeting customer expectations - bringing together all required qualities to deliver results whilst exceeding the expectations of both internal and external customers.
- Building relationships - able to build strong relationships with both internal and external customers.
- GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English.
- Experience of working with SAP in a purchase ledger role.
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Teamsand Outlook packages.
- Able to demonstrate a high degree of accuracy.
- + Experience of working with SAP in a purchase ledger role.
- Adaptable to change - adapts to changes quickly and positively, accepts new ideas and looks for the positives in new situations.
- Learning and development - makes use of day to day experiences to further their understanding of the role and looks to gain relevant training where possible.
- Flexibility - adopts a flexible approach to working in order to cope with day to day setbacks and obstacles whilst maintaining a positive outlook during periods of high pressure.
- Analytical - capable of analysing all forms of data including numerical and verbal in order to reach rational judgements from the information received. Able to form workable solutions to tasks and problems.
- Business studies or finance qualification.
- Part or fully AAT qualified.
- Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Access to an advanced level.
- Knowledge of direct debit collection scheme practises and regulations.
ID: 2023-5751
Post End Date: 05/10/2023
Salary Detail for External Publication *default unless specified below: "Competitive Salary + Bonus + Benefits": Competitive Salary + Bonus + Benefits
External Company Name: apetito
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Address Line 1: Canal Road

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