Purchase Ledger Clerks work within the finance department, reporting to the Purchase Ledger Supervisor or Financial Controller or Finance Manager. They are responsible for the administration and accounting of all purchases and payments the organisation makes.
Responsibilities & Duties for Purchase Ledger Clerk Roles
Purchase Ledger Clerks are responsible for the annual processing of purchase invoices and debit notes on accounting systems such as Sage. Accuracy, completeness and compliance with procedures are essential at all times. Other important duties include processing payments to suppliers and staff and donor expenses.
Skills Required for Purchase Ledger Clerk Jobs
Purchase Ledger Clerks should have previous experience of finance administration, keen eye for detail, good knowledge of Excel and accounting packages and accuracy is key. Professional qualifications are also desirable, for example AAT or equivalent or studying towards ACCA.
Sales Ledger Clerks work within the finance team, sometimes alongside Credit Controllers, and usually report into a Finance Controller, Finance Manager or Sales Ledger Supervisor.
Responsibilities & Duties for Sales Ledger Clerk Roles
Key tasks include: sales ledger maintenance, daily banking, high volume invoice processing, reconciliation of sales ledger cash-book to bank statements and managing sales ledger reports as required.
Skills Required for Sales Ledger Clerk Jobs
Sales Ledger jobs require experience of Excel, accounting systems such as Sage, Exchequer or MYOB, and usually require previous experience of having worked in this function. Ideally, Sales Ledger Clerks are AAT qualified or studying towards an ACCA qualification. Someone in a Sales Ledger Clerk job can expect to progress to Accounts Assistant or Assistant Accountant, depending on the structure of the finance department.