Purchase Ledger - German Speaker

Posted 16 January 2023
Salary £25000 - £28000 per annum, Benefits: Hybrid Working
LocationManchester
DisciplineTransactional & Part Qualified
ReferenceKA/37043/GS
Contact NameKallista Armitage

Job description

Purchase Ledger Clerk l Manchester City Centre l £25k - £27k l German Speaking

Job Overview:

Axon Moore are partnering with a key client which is a global leader and has grown both organically and through major acquisition in many countries and over several key service offerings. For this role it is essential you are fluent in German.

The PTP/Purchase Ledger will initially support the PTP Team Lead in the project to expand the current shared services footprint across the core transactional accounting area of Procure to Pay. This is a key FSSC role working with finance teams in the local business to ensure a high-quality service is delivered. Activities include processing supplier invoices and employee expenses for payment, reconciliation of credit card expenses for travel and expenses, liaison with the business unit to manage exceptions on invoices, operation of internal controls, generating purchase orders, bank payment file creation, analysis of Supplier Accounts and reporting to the business unit.

Role Duties:

•                 Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of PTP accounting activities

•                 Execute accounting activities such as, but not limited to, generating purchase orders, processing PO and non-PO invoices, monitor accuracy of payments, analysis of Supplier accounts, employee expenses & T&E management

•                 Execute specific internal controls within PTP accounting processes and other general accounting activities

•                 Contribute to strategic continuous improvement initiatives in the organization and incorporate the changes as required

•                 Promptly respond to information requests from internal and external stakeholders

•                 Participate in the handover of processes between SSC team and local finance teams through Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) documentation, knowledge capture and knowledge transfer


•                 Operate in a hybrid work environment

•                 Apply the company’s internal control environment (SOX or otherwise) to the Procure to Pay function

•                 Support a culture of high performance and collaboration with all stakeholders

•                 Perform other duties as directed

Job Attributes:

•                 Strong customer service focus with commitment to building professional, responsive and effective relationships

•                 Enthusiastic and pro-active approach; fosters collaborative working relationships in all situations.

•                 End to end PTP process experience

•                 Flexible and willing to work in a “hands on” manner to ensure that all tasks are achieved by the team on a timely basis.

•                  Organisational skills

•                 Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement

•                 Able to assimilate large amounts of information quickly and interested in rapid learning.

•                 Strong analytical skills.

Individual Specifications:

•                 Third-level education in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or another related field

•                 At least 2-3 years of experience in a finance and/or Procure to Pay role

•                 Experience working in a Shared Services environment is preferred

•                 Experience working directly in accounts payable and employee expenses, internal controls, financial systems, and processes

•                 Motivated individual who works well with others and thinks clearly with the ability to problem-solve individually or in a group setting

•                 Oracle ERP systems experience preferred

•                 Knowledge and experience of FinancialForce and Concur is preferred

•                 Strong verbal and written skills.

•                 Ability to work and communicate with various levels within the organization, including members of the management team

For more infortmation, please contact Kallista Armitage, email: karmitage@axonmoore.com