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Purchase Ledger Assistant

Purchase Ledger
06 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Contract Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Purchase Ledger Assistant – 9 Months Fixed Term Contract
Are you passionate about Finance?  Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience processing invoices?
As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to Finance across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Purchase Ledger Assistant to join our Finance Team, based at our Brackley site, Northamptonshire on a 9 Months Fixed Term Contract.
The Purchase Ledger Assistant will report into the Purchase Ledger Team Leader. This role is ideal for someone who is confident with numbers and looking for a new challenge or someone that is ready to take that next step in their career.
Purpose of the role:
As a Purchase Ledger Assistant, you will: accurately process supplier invoices, ensure that invoices are paid within required timescales and any queries are resolved as quickly as possible. No previous experience of working as Purchase Ledger Assistant is required as full training will be provided.

Your key responsibilities as Purchase Ledger Assistant will include:

•Ensuring invoices are processed accurately within payment terms
•Matching invoices to purchase orders and goods receipts
•Making enquiries where there are discrepancies and following up to ensure those queries are resolved
•Obtaining approvals and account codes for non-PO invoices, and processing for payment
•Ensuring VAT is accurately entered
•Performing reconciliations of supplier statements to balances on the computer system
•Processing Agriculture Team and Mill invoices, as required
•Processing utility bill payments, as required
What we are looking for:
•Ability to work on own initiative to prioritise own workload
•Excellent numerical skills, with a high level of accuracy
•Excellent communication skills and a confident telephone manner
•Understanding of the fundamentals of Purchase Ledger - Desirable
•Comfortable working without supervision
•Excellent organisational & problem-solving skills
•Ability to work under pressure
•Computer literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft, including Excel and Outlook
A little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.
All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:
• Virtual interview process
• Daily temperature screening
• Rolling out risk based Lateral Flow Testing across operational sites
• Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
• Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
• Face coverings required in all shared spaces
• Increased cleaning regimes across sites
• Virtual meetings and remote working
• Rolling out risk based Lateral Flow Testing across operational sites
What’s in it for you?
As a Purchase Ledger Assistant, you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
• 31 Days Holiday
• 3% Pension
• Life Insurance
• Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.