Finance Assistant – Purchase Ledger

21 June 2022
Oldbury, United Kingdom
Job Type


Purchase Ledger Assistant sought by an automotive parts group comprising two of the most established market leaders in the car parts industry. They supply parts for Jaguar, Daimler, MG, Triumph, Morris Minor and MX5 cars, and are dedicated to providing superior quality, value and choice and a desire for excellence is at the heart of this commitment. They export globally to strict deadlines with well-established systems.

To begin with, this role will be based at the Oldbury office whilst induction and training is undertaken with other members of the department.

Once you have demonstrated your ability to work independently and competently and with time served, the Company will be able to offer a home working option should this be of interest. This will only be offered if the candidate can demonstrate their suitability, reliability and experience for the role in line with GDPR, the Company’s commitment to confidentiality and ability to trust the candidate to undertake the role responsibly at home.

As Purchase Ledger Assistant your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance of purchase ledger including payments and contras
  • Maintenance of sales ledger and cash book including highlighting credit control issues, intercompany recharging and banking
  • Online banking
  • Completion of month end processes including accruals
  • Undertake purchase ledger administration
  • Create/amend purchase accounts
  • Post invoices, average 800 to 1000 per month
  • Make payments by bacs/fundsflow
  • Recharge spreadsheet, sent to Wendy before closure
  • Agree/contra/pay inter company
  • Agree supplier statements/chase invoices
  • Reconcile credit card statement
  • Agree month end aged creditors

The successful Purchase Ledger Assistant will demonstrate:

  • Ability to plan and manage time and workload effectively in order to meet deadlines
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office 365, especially excel
  • Organised and logical approach to work
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both written and orally
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and flexible team player with high expectations of self and others
  • Competent in the use and purpose of Technology with excellent IT skills
  • Strong mathematics skills
  • Able to work under pressure, on own initiative and constantly seek to improve
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders of all levels
  • Experience of working within a similar role within a Finance department
  • Understanding of the Kerridge system, desirable but not essential


  • £23,387 salary (35 hours per week)
  • 22 days per annum plus statutory days
  • Birthday day off
  • Home working option if applicable as outlined above
  • Holiday purchase scheme (2days)
  • Healthcare cashback plan
  • Annual All About me allowance - £100 for you each year
  • Annual Welfare allowance- £150 toward physical and mental wellbeing
  • Pension scheme (auto enrolment)
  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Free parking
  • 35 hours per week: 9.00am- 4.30pm with a 40 minute lunch break (30 minutes unpaid, 10 minutes paid by the company) OR 8.00am-3.30pm with a 40 minute lunch break (30 minutes unpaid, 10 minutes paid by the company)

Purchase Ledger Assistant
Oldbury, West Midlands with potential for home working
£23,387 + excellent benefits
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