Purchase Ledger | Finchley | North London

Finchley, London / North London, London
£25000 - £28000 per annum + Competitive Salary, bonuses
01 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018
Estate Agency
Job Type
Estate Agent
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Junior, Senior

Role: Accounts Assistant - Purchase Ledger

About the Company:

Our Client is a long established, professional estate agency operating in the North London area, and covers all aspects of the property industry from Sales and Lettings to Commercial and New Homes. The company invests in the training of its people to support their personal development as well as the company's, and prides itself on its collaborative management style. For people who want to develop a long term career and succeed in their work, it is the right place to be, as they recognise and reward hard work and achievements.


  • Oversee the whole of Purchase Ledger and part of General Ledger
  • Check and code supplier invoices
  • Prepare and make BACS payments
  • Obtain approval for payments
  • Set up new supplier accounts and maintain existing account details
  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • First point of contact for all relevant enquiries
  • Maintain strong relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Data entry in to Sage Accounting Software
  • File invoices
  • Manage petty cash and post relevant journals
  • Post credit card entries and reconcile balances
  • Manage inter-company payments
  • Calculate and submit quarterly VAT returns
  • Prepare and post accruals and prepayments
  • Maintain Fixed Asset Register, calculate and post depreciation journals
  • Prepare negotiator commission sheets
  • Post cash book daily
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations
  • Complete and return National Statistics Surveys
  • Prepare and present to board monthly management accounts jointly with another accounts assistant
  • General office duties including telephone calls and emails, filing and administrative tasks
  • Cover Sales Ledger when staff on holiday
  • Manage stationery stock and orders
  • Other ad hoc requests from Financial Controller and Managing Director


  • Two years' experience in a similar role
  • Experience of Sage software
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Proactive and attention to detail
  • Be able to work in a team and under pressure
  • Good awareness of deadlines and prioritising work accordingly

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