Purchase Ledger (Hybrid)

Newcastle upon Tyne

£20,000 - £25,000


BMC Recruitment Group are currently working with an organisation in Newcastle upon Tyne who are looking to recruit an experienced Accounts Payable Assistant on a permanent full time contract.


As an Accounts Payable Assistant, you will be working as part of the finance team and be responsible for the processing of supplier invoices and assisting with queries to ensure an orderly running of the ledger and accounts department.


Salary: £21,000 - £24,000 p.a.

Working Times: 9am - 5pm  (1 hour lunch)

Hybrid Remote Working - 3 days at home - 2 days in the office


Job Duties include:

  • Following company processes, be responsible for and manage all supplier accounts, ensuring they are accurately reconciled, payments are made and remittances sent, including recovery of any amounts due, in line with commercial agreements that are in place. This will include reconciling direct debit payments and payments made by prepaid cards
  • Reconcile supplier statements against costs loaded within the company  customer booking system, using its’ auto-reconciliation tool
  • Resolve queries and aged items by liaising with sales agents, consortia members and suppliers
  • Process multi-currency payments to suppliers from a variety of different company bank accounts
  • Reconciling cost of sale payments made and posting into the Company Sage Accounting software, ensuring any deductions or additions outside of creditors are correctly accounted for
  • Managing the supplier team email box - liaising with internal departments and external suppliers with regards to query resolution
  • Answering the accounts telephone and dealing with enquiries in a professional and efficient manner
  • Continual review to maximise process efficiencies and maintain process notes
  • To perform additional duties appropriate to the job role as and when required


Person Specification:

  • Previous experience working in either an accounts payable or similar role that included payment reconciliations
  • Solid ability to use basic excel formulas & functions
  • Excellent numerical, problem-solving & attention to detail skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills including the ability to work to meet deadlines and prioritise workloads where necessary
  • Ability to work on own initiative & as a member of a team
  • Ability to use Microsoft packages – e.g. Word, Outlook

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