Accounts Assistant




Are you an experienced Accounts Assistant with ideally a knowledge of both sales and purchase ledger looking for a position within a market leading company? Our client is a leading Timber and Builders Merchants Group with 180 years trading experience. With a nationwide network of branches supplying timber and building materials and a dedicated manufacturing division supplying specialist timber engineering services, they are focused on providing market leading choice, quality, service and value.

Role & Responsibilities

Working as part of a busy, friendly team, this new position that will be assisting 3 days per week within purchase ledger with the remaining 2 days assisting with sales ledger and credit control. Specific responsibilities are as follows:

  • Control the sales ledger system to ensure it runs effectively
  • Accurate processing of all cash receipts in a timely manner
  • Assist with setting up new customer accounts and the Kerridge system.
  • Chasing overdue balances by phone, email & letter
  • Dealing customer payment queries
  • Assist with other areas of the sales ledger & credit control function as required
  • To reduce the business debtor days
  • Control the purchase ledger system to ensure it runs effectively and efficiently
  • Ensuring that stock invoices match the price and quantity of the Purchase Order
  • Supplier statement reconciliations
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners
  • Reviewing systems, processes and suggesting improvements
  • Query handling, including liaising with sites to chase information and resolve issues

Skills & Experience Required

Ideally you will have experience of both sales and purchase ledgers along with confidence and communication skills to undertake the credit control of multi-branch ledgers

  • Experience of both sales and purchase ledgers
  • Input and reconciliation of invoices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good PC skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word
  • Knowledge of Kerridge system would be an advantage
  • Ability to work independently & as part of a busy team & office
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Confident, enthusiastic and approachable

This is an excellent opportunity to join a great company that offers an attractive rewards package including 23 days holiday and a 2.30pm finish every other Friday!

You may currently be working as a Sales Ledger Assistant, Sales Ledger Clerk, Purchase Ledger Assistant,  Purchase Ledger Clerk, Accounts Clerk or Credit Controller. The role is commutable from New Holland, Hull, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Barton Upon Humber, Brigg, Immingham, Beverley, Market Rasen