Purchase Ledger Controller

Due to on-going expansion, Crime Prevention Services are expanding the Accounts Team to include a full-time Purchase Ledger Controller/Accounts Payable position.



The role will cover all purchase ledger controller activities and liaise with all areas of the business. The role will also provide specific support to the Financial Controller and General Manager.

We are looking for a detail-oriented, dedicated individual to join our busy accounts team. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A methodical, analytical, organised approach to work with a high level of attention to detail
  • Experience working within a finance/accounts role
  • Experience using SAGE (or other accounting software)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel, Word & Outlook)
  • Strong IT skills, including experience using online banking & supplier online portals
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work unsupervised as well as part of the team
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload

Main Tasks:

  • To account for and properly analyse all cash receipts and payments
  • To care for and be vigilant over physical cash and its secure storage
  • To ensure all paperwork and documentation is processed speedily, efficiently and accurately
  • To maintain a control system for petty cash and reconcile same
  • To process all purchase invoices
  • To process all incoming and outgoing payments to the bank
  • To process monthly supplier payments
  • Process all staff expense claims
  • Work with the Stores Manager to ensure purchase orders, goods received notes and invoices are reconciled accurately
  • Action incoming accounts telephone calls & emails and action all general accounts inquiries
  • Provide cover for Stores Manager when required
  • Liaise with Stores Manager to ensure accuracy of stock levels and stock recording
  • Management of all supplier contracts, including sub-contractors
  • Uniform & PPE (purchase & record keeping for annual staff allowances)
  • Ordering & replenishing stationery and other office consumables
  • Provide reports & information to Financial Controller
  • Provide monthly spend reports/statistics to General Manager

For the right person we offer:

  • Competitive salary (between £17,000 – £20,000 dependent on experience)
  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week), direct employment
  • Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme with Employer Contribution
  • 28 x annual leave days (including bank holidays). Holiday allocation increases by 1 x additional day per year after 2 years employment)
  • A friendly & supportive environment & opportunity for professional growth

If all this sounds like you please apply with your CV and covering letter, detailing why you would be a perfect fit for the role.

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