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Purchase Ledger Clerk

Job Title: Purchase Ledger Clerk
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RL-1627
Job Published: April 03, 2019 10:35

Job Description

Contract Type:
Full time
Job Type:
Recycling Operations
Preston (Recycling Park)
8:00am to 5:00pm (Mondays to Thursdays) and 8:00am to 4:30pm (Fridays)
The opportunity

We’re looking for a Purchase Ledger Assistant to join our small, but highly skilled, in-house Finance team to assist the Purchase Ledger Manager to run the purchase ledger across the main business as we continue to grow. The team is responsible for all financial accounting, analysis and reporting across the whole group. Core to our operations, the team are proactively utilising skills and technology to streamline and improve performance – both within the team and across business units.


The business

Recycling Lives is a unique organisation creating life-changing opportunities. We are a national recycling and waste management business, operating sites nationwide to offer services to recycle scrap metal, scrap cars, plastics, general waste and much more. We’re industry leaders, recognised as Recycling Business of the Year 2018 and developing ground-breaking Energy from Waste technologies.

All our business operations support the delivery of our own social programmes. These are reducing reoffending by rehabilitating offenders in prisons, supporting the homeless to gain work and housing, and supporting communities by redistributing surplus food to charitable groups.

Whatever part of the organisation you work in, you’ll be contributing to our fast-growing business as well as to our delivery of social value through these social programmes. Together, we’ll be changing lives. …

If you’re highly motivated, can work independently and build great relationships with suppliers, you’ll fit right in.

The role

Assist the Purchase Ledger Manager to run the purchase ledger across the main business
Responsible for coding, processing and gaining approval for all supplier invoices
Dealing with queries and building a good relationship with suppliers
Reporting to the Purchase Ledger Manager and working alongside the management accountant
Statement Reconciliation



The benefits

Whether you’re starting out in an entry-level role or joining us as an executive, we’ll support you to become the very best you can be. We invest in our team, offering a range of training, development programmes and opportunities to progress.

We’re a fast-paced and entrepreneurial organisation. We’re not afraid to try new things and do things differently and as such we’re growing - fast. We’re national now but we’ve grown from a family firm and we retain our strong family values.

. We run regular family events and offer a number of wellbeing schemes to support you to be the happiest, healthiest you:

Healthcare cashback scheme*
Staff savings scheme
Salary sacrifice vehicle scheme*
Cycle to Work*
Employee Assistance Programme*
Onsite Gym at our Recycling Park
Critical Illness and Life Cover*
Reward and recognition scheme


The here and now

We’re looking for a driven individual who has the ability to work autonomously and who can communicate effectively with suppliers and internal managers to get invoices approved and posted to the system in a timely manner.

Experience, skills and qualities required:

2 years plus experience in a Purchase Ledger Function
Good organisational skills
Ability to work to targets and within deadlines
Knowledge of Sage (Advantageous but not essential)      
Comfortable using Microsoft Office
You will also: ensure high standards of delivery and customer service; be determined, resilient and flexible; demonstrate a positive attitude; and come up with ideas that add value.

To apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age

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