Purchase Ledger Assistant

July 18, 2024

Job Description

Anderson Knight are currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Assistant on a 12 month fixed term basis for a client based in Bathgate. The role is office based and offering a salary of 24,400.


  • Responsible for purchase ledger including credit control. Approving new suppliers and ensuring value for money. Ensure a comprehensive service is delivered internally to other departments and externally to supplier, customers and other external parties.
  • Provide advice and information to customers, external stakeholders and colleagues ensuring that the accounting policies and procedures are implemented.
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements and dealing with suppliers to resolve any invoice or payment issues.
  • Creation of the supplier payment file for the monthly supplier payment run and the group fitness instructors. Prioritising the payment schedule based on due dates and communicating with DMs to have invoices authorised on time to meet payment terms.
  • Monitoring the accounts email inbox, answering queries
  • Reviewing GL account codes to ensure accurate coding of invoices. Resolving issues with invoices and purchase orders within Exchequer and Exchequer Mobile.

Skills and experience:

  • An ability to demonstrate the core organisational competencies.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your own workload.
  • Competent IT skills especially Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of VAT and double entry bookkeeping.
  • Ability to discuss financial information with non-finance professionals.
  • Previous experience of high-volume multi-site purchase ledger processing.
  • Effective time management skills and demonstrate a high level of accuracy.

If this role is of interest, please apply or contact Richard Brown at Anderson Knight for more information.