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Senior Purchase Ledger

  • Ref: LCCM080721
  • Blackley
  • Posted: 4 weeks ago
  • Salary Expectation: £25,000

Availability/Notice Period: 4 Weeks


  • 2012 Level 3 AAT – Stopped Studier
  • 2003 Level 3 Business Administration
  • 2002 GNVQ in Information Community Technology
  • 2002 GCSEs achieved in Maths and English at grade B – C – St Matthew RC High School

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – including Vlookups
  • Kerridge, Sage, TTX

Career Summary

Current Employer – Retail

Position – Purchase Ledger Clerk

Dates – March 2018 – Present

  • Works in a team of 9 within Purchase Ledger – reports to the Purchase Ledger Manager and the Financial Controller
  • Daily works from Microsoft 365 and Sage 50
  • Responsible for a set Customer base of circa 50 – this consists of high-profile Freight Customers and manages overseas Customers including Spain and Germany
  • Works in multiple currencies including GBP, Euro, USD, and Japanese Yen
  • Responsible for processing up to 200 Invoices per day – values can be up to £100k
  • Prepares the Supplier Payment run on a fortnightly basis – uses Bank of America for Spanish and German Payments – value can be up to €200k
  • Assists with the preparation of main Supplier Payment run to cover any absences as required
  • Responsible for monthly Supplier Statement Reconciliations
  • Responsible for the setup of new Suppliers and Weekly Purchase order requests- manages and maintains the Supplier database
  • Manages the Finance, Germany, and Spain Email inboxes
  • Handles and resolves Supplier and Customer queries
  • Assists the FC with Month End close across Purchase Ledger – ensures all Payments are allocated and chases for any missing Invoices
  • Assists with the monthly and Year End Audit – ensures the Purchase Ledger and all Supplier Statements are reconciled
  • Experience of using Customer own Portals – log on to Vendor Portal as required
  • Suggests ideas and implemented ways of improving processes within the team – implemented regular monthly Statement Reconciliations rather than ad hoc


Previous Employer – Car Dealership

Position – Purchase Ledger Clerk

Dates – September 2010 – March 2018

  • Worked within a team of 3 reporting to the Financial Controller
  • Scan, match, batch, and code up to 3000 invoices per week with values up to £12k
  • Responsible for preparing Weekly and Monthly payment runs ranging between £80k to £1M
  • Process both Weekly and Monthly payment runs once signed off by the Financial Controller
  • Reconcile Supplier statements for up to 500 suppliers on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Responsible for ensuring that all invoices have been processed before Month end
  • Responsible for ensuring all intercompany accounts have been reconciled in preparation for year end
  • Liaised with suppliers’ finance departments to request Invoices
  • Liaised daily with other departments including the Company Accountant, other branches, Suppliers, and sales staff
  • Involved with aspects and Sales ledger in staff absence
  • Assisted with the banking daily
  • Responsible for daily cash allocation when absence in Sales Ledger team
  • Updated and maintained all in house data with customer and supplier details
  • Chased customers for missed payments as part of Sales Ledger cover
  • Involved with training and mentoring new members of staff


2007 – 2010 Various Retail positions


Previous Employer – Hairdressers

Position – Receptionist

Dates – 2005 – 2007


Previous Employer – Council

Position – Clerical Assistant

Dates – 2002 – 2005