Working as part of a finance team or accounts department, a Sales Ledger Clerk is responsible for ensuring that sales transactions are recorded and compliant with industry standards. Sales Ledger Clerks are commonly recruited by Financial agencies and taken on by businesses to help determine profit margins.
Employers and Sales Ledger Clerks may choose to approach a recruitment agency in order to aid their staffing requirements. The job role is typically served by both specialist Finance recruiters and multiple sector employment firms. Flexible working is common in the role, meaning that agencies will also often be needed to find staff for part-time, temporary or contract vacancies.
A Sales Ledger Clerk job is akin to that of a Bookkeeper. They will keep track of finances and perform tasks such as crediting and debiting accounts, providing invoices, producing VAT receipts and carrying out other banking activities. The role is usually office based and permanent staff can expect to perform standard working hours. Although there are no specific qualifications for entry, employers and recruitment agencies will look to hire candidates with qualifications in a Finance, Accounting or Business related field. Additional learning will be required it candidates want to progress to a Credit Controller position. Salaries for graduates tend to start at £17,000-£20,000 per annum, with more senior roles commanding earnings of £30,000.
Sales Ledger Clerk jobs are available in a variety of business types, so recruitment agencies may work with employers in industries such as Communications, Charity and Hospitality. Opportunities to enter or continue a career as a Sales Ledger Clerk are available across the UK, particularly in major cities like London, Manchester and Edinburgh.