Accounts Payable Assistant
At Lancashire Farm, we value committed and reliable people who help us deliver a first-class product. We are expanding both the scope and scale of our operation and there are many opportunities to succeed within the team and to progress within the organisation.
We are recruiting a dynamic and enthusiastic Accounts Payable Assistant to ensure accurate invoice processing, on-time payments, and financial compliance. Your meticulous attention to detail and financial expertise will be vital for our team. Join us in achieving financial excellence.
Receive, review, and process invoices from vendors and suppliers. Verify the accuracy of invoices, match them to purchase orders and receipts, and obtain necessary approvals.
Accurately enter and update financial data in the accounting system. Maintain organised and up-to-date records of all purchase transactions.
Prepare and process payments to vendors, ensuring adherence to payment terms and company policies. Handle various payment methods, including checks, electronic transfers, and credit card payments.
Maintain positive working relationships with vendors and suppliers. Address inquiries and discrepancies related to invoices, payments, and account statements.
Monitor and control expenses to ensure adherence to budgets. Identify and report on any irregularities or discrepancies in purchase ledger accounts.
Ensure compliance with relevant accounting and financial regulations, including tax laws and auditing standards.
Perform regular reconciliations of accounts to ensure accuracy and resolve discrepancies promptly. Respond to supplier queries and resolve discrepancies in ledgers.
Prepare and provide financial reports related to the purchase ledger for management review.
Contribute to process improvement initiatives, streamlining sales and purchase ledger workflows.
Maintain an organised and up-to-date supplier database, ensuring accurate entry of purchase orders and related information.
Assist in month end processes, process credit card statements, posting of accruals and prepayments, assist with year-end audits, posting petty cash and carry out other ad-hoc tasks related to purchase ledger function.
Qualifications & Skills
A degree in Accounting or Finance or Qualified AAT or studying towards is desirable but not essential.
Prior experience within a purchase ledger role is essential.
Being a collaborative team member with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Can demonstrate a positive, can do attitude and a desire to learn new tasks.
Possessing strong organisational skills is essential, as you will be required to prioritise your workload and adhere to established deadlines.
Meticulous attention to detail is crucial, as you will be expected to produce accurate work with a high level of precision.
Proficiency in using computers and familiarity with ERP systems.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with a strong emphasis on Excel, including V-lookups, Pivot tables, and Sum-ifs.
Demonstrate a clear understanding of and value the importance of confidentiality.
30 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays
Group life insurance
Employee wellbeing programme
Working for a multiple award-winning well-established company with exceptional year on year growth.
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Post-holder must be eligible to live and work in the UK.