Purchase Ledger Assistant in London at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 6/8/2020

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Job Description

Purchase Ledger Assistant

We are looking for an experienced Purchase Ledger Assistant to join our internal finance team, reporting directly into the Financial Controller and managing the ledger for the London Haines Watts businesses within our Central London office.

As the largest and fastest growing region of Haines Watts we are looking for highly skilled entrepreneurial individuals to join to the team to assist us in achieving our strategic goal of being the number one advisor to owner managed businesses.

We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930's with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

The Purchase Ledger Assistant role is offering a highly competitive salary, progression within the team.

The Purchase Ledger Assistant duties will be:

  • Managing general bookkeeping for London businesses
  • Managing all purchase ledger accounts with some sales ledger work as and when needed
  • Processing supplier and debtor's invoices
  • Balancing accounts
  • Ensuring timely supplier payments
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of accounts for managers to review
  • EC Sales List submissions
  • Monitoring aged listings
  • Dealing with financial paperwork and filing
  • Administration for the team as and when needed


  • Minimum 2 years bookkeeping experience with strong purchase ledger knowledge
  • Previous practice or industry experience
  • Experience of using Xero and Sage Line 50

The Purchase Ledger Assistant will have the below skills:

  • Strong organisational skills and time management
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills

Personal Qualities

  • Accurate
  • Proactive, able to work on own initiative as well as part of a small team
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Professional
  • Personable

If you are keen to secure a progressive Purchase Ledger Assistant role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm please apply today to find out more.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.