Purchase Ledger

Purchase Ledger Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Purchase Ledger to join our team.


  • Check orders are authorised by appropriate signatory;
  • Check supplier statement to ledger;
  • Match goods received notes to invoices, and enter onto MiS system (Company software package);
  • Do manual cheques for some suppliers who are not on cheque run and proforma invoices;
  • Quarterly VAT returns;
  • Preparation of supplier / expense BACS run as required;
  • Experience in fixed asset register and intercompany transactions;
  • Assisting the management accountants in month end closing procedure;
  • Administer personal expense claims;
  • Credit card analysis;
  • Reconciling supplier statements for each month end;
  • Scan invoices/credit notes;
  • Reconciliation of supplier accounts;
  • Send remittances to suppliers;
  • Importing sales and purchase invoices from their internal system.


  • Good communication skills (both written and face to face);
  • Flexible in approach to changing demands of business and working hours;
  • Ability to multitask, work well under pressure and use initiative;
  • Clean drivers license and access to a serviceable, appropriately insured vehicle would be desirable;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels;
  • Willing to hit the ground running, adaptable to change;
  • Highly Organised;
  • Background in finance and accounts would be ideal;
  • Strong IT Skills, fast learner;
  • Accounts payable high volume processing experience;
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Uses problem solving and decision making skills;
  • Help with processes and structure of the roles and company;
  • Ability to use your own initiative but also know when matters require to be referred to a supervisor;
  • Working to strict deadlines.