Accounts Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk

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  • Salary:

    £20k - 25k per year

  • Contact:

    Michelle Dalby

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    01636 611320

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

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Accounts Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk - Newark

£20,000 - £25,000

Monday to Friday – full time & permanent

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of ambitions personnel who are acting as an employment agency. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fun, modern and forward thinking Newark based business! It can be high pressured at times so no shrinking violets need apply!

JOB PURPOSE: Under the guidance of the Head of Contracts and Finance, assist with the provision of high-quality finance/payroll/ticketing support and contribute effectively to the function of the Finance Team.

Job role:

  • Manage everything sales and purchase ledger – so experience in this is an absolute must!!
  • Work closely with the Head of Contracts and Finance to ensure smooth operation of all finance matters
  • Support the Contracts and Finance Manager by inputting into sales and purchase ledgers from source documents
  • Matching invoices to statements and purchase orders to invoices
  • Input accounting data into the accounting system with speed and accuracy
  • Assist in the production of financial statements and applications, preparation of spreadsheets, reports and correspondence as required
  • Plan, organise and manage own workload to ensure your contribution to the company’s monthly financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner
  • Process and reconcile petty cash
  • Assist with filing and post

 Person Specification:

  • Sales and purchase ledger experience of 3 years +
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to complete work carefully, accurately and to agreed deadlines, taking a pro-active approach to work to ensure that these deadlines are met
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An analytical, logical and methodical approach
  • Appreciation of need to maintain strictest confidence and adopt a professional approach to all aspects of the finance/payroll service
  • Excellent ICT skills with a proven ability to learn and adapt to new systems and procedures
  • Ability to use MS word and Excel
  • Basic understanding of accounting processes and procedures
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet targets and deadlines
  • Able to work in a busy office environment that often demands high levels of concentration
  • Able to respond effectively to changing priorities
  • Able to manage high volume workload
  • Good problem-solving skills


Monday to Friday

Free on-site parking

Charity events

Ongoing training

To apply, please contact Michelle Dalby on 01636 611320 or email a CV to michelle.dalby@ambitionspersonnel.com 

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 7 days, please assume that your application has not been successful.