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Purchase Ledger Assistant - 9 Month FTC (1752)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

Your Role

As a Purchase Ledger Assistant, you will be responsible for processing invoices onto both clients’ and nominal accounts, maintaining supplier accounts and completing payment runs in line with SRA Accounts Rules, firm’s policy and agreed Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). Other responsibilities will include dealing with supplier queries and account reconciliations.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Undertake processing of invoices and expert disbursement invoices for the whole organisation, accurately and in line with procedures and within the agreed business SLA’s
  • Obtain appropriate authorisation for all invoices, and ensure payment is met within terms, firm’s policy and is compliant with Solicitors Accounts Rules.
  • Deal with telephone and email enquiries, from internal and external customers and suppliers, to resolution or escalation
  • Carry out supplier reconciliations and ensure disputes are resolved or escalated
  • Producing reports from supplier data for use by Irwin Mitchell Senior Management
  • Direct Debit processing, ensuring supplier invoices/statements are obtained for posting to minimise unreconciled bank entries
  • Understand the roles of colleagues in all areas of Financial Operations, recognising the end to end processing of transactions to be able to work flexibly and deal with, or refer queries in a timely manner

What We’re Looking For

  • Strong numeracy skills and an understanding of general book keeping principals
  • Ideally experience of operating in a high volume purchase ledger function
  • Have a flexible and proactive approach, be able to communicate well with people throughout the organisation

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT

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  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    Purchase Ledger
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
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