Purchase Ledger Controller

Location : Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, England
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £24k Plus Extensive Benefits
Contact : Sheelagh
Call : Sheelagh
Email : email Sheelagh
Reference : 1004

​We're recruiting for an experienced Purchase Ledger Controller to join our clients' Finance team. Collaborating closely with the Finance Manager, Management Accountant, and colleagues across the business, plus external suppliers.

Location: Milton Keynes

This is a full-time role, the duties of which include processing invoices (both domestic and foreign) relating to stock, overheads and expenses, ensuring timely payments are made to suppliers on weekly payment runs, processing payments, and maintaining a clean accounts payable ledger. The successful candidate will be a key figure in supporting the financial function of the business, which requires the building and maintenance of strong relationships both internally and with suppliers to ensure the smooth running of their accounts.

Main Accountabilities:

Ensuring suppliers are paid to terms

Accurately matching stock invoices to P/O’s and coding overhead invoices and ensuring the correct amount of VAT is processed

Timely posting of all invoices in the system and ensuring all queries which might arise are dealt with efficiently

Supporting the Management Accountant during month-end closing and our year-end audit as required

Day to day activities:

Processing approximately 250 stock invoices and 150 invoices relating to overheads per month through our scanning software and then through our accounting system

Processing of both credit card and cash expenses (approx. 20 per month)

Managing booking in queries relating to stock P/O’s to resolution and maintaining the GR/IR account

Chasing any outstanding invoices which are still awaiting approval

Posting outgoing payments through the cashbook

Maintain accurate master data records

Making ad hoc payments as required along with weekly payment runs

Monthly account reconciliations against supplier statements


​Proven experience within a busy purchase ledger function

Processing of both stock and overhead invoices in both domestic and foreign currencies

Experience of controlling a ledger of approx. £10m (total invoice value per annum)

Processing supplier payment runs

Experience in a similar sector is highly desirable

Required Skills, Qualifications & Personal Attributes:

​Good standard of general education

Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Computer literate – Microsoft Office

Strong analytical skills and an eye for detail

Experience of SAP ERP System is desirable

Knowledge of FCI/FIS invoice scanning software or equivalent would be beneficial

Results orientated and able to manage the demands of numerous tasks and work under pressure to tight deadlines

High attention to detail, tenacious, persistent, and balanced

Patient and with the ability to remain calm

Open and enthusiastic approach whilst remaining firm and professional

Willing to undertake further training to fulfill the requirements of the role

Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Contributory Pension and Life Assurance

  • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing with length of service)

  • Employee Assistance Programme including a perks discount and savings scheme

  • Free parking, tea and coffee

  • Dress down days and staff Events

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