A Purchase Ledger Clerk is a Financial professional that monitors the expenditure of a business. While they specialise in Accounting and Finance, Purchase Ledger jobs are available in multiple business types and recruitment agencies will commonly place staff into the vacancies of Commerce and Manufacturing employers.
Employers that are looking to hire a Purchase Ledger Clerk, may decide to approach a recruitment agency. Specialist Accounting agencies will provide expert staffing solutions, while a number of multi-discipline employment firms will also fill Purchase Ledger jobs.
The responsibility of a Purchase Ledger Clerk is to track the money that's leaving a company. Usually working beneath the Financial Controller, typical duties might include the maintaining of bank receipts, deducing VAT payments and dealing with suppliers. A Monday to Friday working week is usually expected of staff, however part-time, temporary and contract options are occasionally available. There is no essential qualification needed for entry, however experience in bookkeeping is looked upon favourably by employers and recruitment agencies. IT skills are also required, particularly with software such as Microsoft Excel, SAGE and BACS. Salaries tend to start at around £16,000.
Major cities typically provide the best career prospects for Purchase Ledgers, so recruitment agencies will be in demand within places such as London, Birmingham and Leeds. Job seekers will find recruiting opportunities with businesses of all sizes, with vacancies recently listed with national, firms, SMEs and start-up firms.