Purchase Ledger Assistant Accountant
Job reference: PLAA-F-W-112309
Location: Broadway
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full-Time
Salary: £25-£30,000pa plus £2-£2,500pa gratuities

We’re recruiting for an Assistant Accountant – Purchase Ledger to join our friendly and efficient Finance team here at Farncombe Estate. Our family owned and run business is one of the Cotswolds’ best kept secrets and provides endless learning and development opportunities within our ever growing portfolio. Based just above the beautiful village of Broadway, our 500-acre hillside Estate boasts 3 award winning hotels, self catering accommodation, adventure activities and more – no day is ever the same!

The Accounts Assistant – Purchase Ledger will report directly into the Finance & Commercial Manager and be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the purchase ledger, as well as providing supporting for various financial tasks including cashbook and daily cash reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations the utilising Excel for data analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

* Processing of invoices on Sage 200 both manually and electronically.
* Monitoring PO system and purchase ledger inbox, resolving and responding to queries in a timely manner.
* Supplier statement reconciliation
* Producing weekly ad hoc payment forms for processing.
* Producing fortnightly payment runs for review and processing.
* Process new supplier set up forms.
* Maintaining and updating the overall Supplier Contracts tracker
* Posting / processing of company credit card spend on to Sage 200
* Complete monthly creditors reconciliation reports
* Utilise Excel skills including vlookup, pivots, and functions for financial analysis and reporting.
* Support other daily financial tasks and assist with balance sheet reconciliations.
* Assist the Finance & Commercial Manager with documenting and improving/implementing control procedures where required.
* Assist Finance & Commercial Manager & CFO with any other accounting requirements arising.

Our ideal candidate:

* 2-3 years experience in a similar role is essential
* Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office, accounting and consolidation systems)
* Meticulous attention to detail
* Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative but to also be flexible in supporting the team
* Ability to work well under pressure, in a fast-paced environment
* Able to communicate confidently and effectively
* Enthusiastic, positive and proactive with a ‘can do’ attitude

We offer an excellent salary of £25,000-£30,000 per year, depending on experience, plus service charge (around £2,000-£2,500 per year). We also offer a well stocked kitchen for light lunches and snacks while you’re onsite. This role is full time (40 hours Monday to Friday plus 1/2 hour unpaid lunch break per day) and we would be happy to discuss hybrid working options with you.

We also offer a raft of excellent benefits including:

* 30 days holiday per year (rising to 35 after 5 years)
* A celebration birthday lunch in one of the hotels, on us!
* Access to onsite mental health first aiders, and an employee assistance programme from Hospitality Action
* Free access to wellbeing resources – online exercise classes, mindfulness tools and nutritious recipes
* Hundreds of High Street discounts and a cash back card via Hospitality Rewards
* Estate discounts on dining, stays, wine, spa products and more
* Be rewarded with £1000 to spend how you wish in our employee recognition programme
* Up to £1000 when you successfully refer a friend to work with us
* Premium payments for Christmas and New Year shifts
* An optional, low cost healthcare cash plan
* Free, in-person financial planning advice
* Broad ranging careers in all the usual hotel departments and a few you wouldn’t expect…like our adventure team
* Fully funded apprenticeship opportunities

Due to our rural location, you will require your own transport (WR12 7LF). If this sounds like your ideal next move, and you would like to discuss this role or any other opportunities on our estate, please do get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you.

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