Purchase ledger responsibilities involve the practical duties of business bookkeeping. They process purchase orders, invoices and expenses, assist with cash management and bank reconciliation as part of the finance team. Accuracy and attention to detail are key for professionals in this role. Professionals in this role are tasked with maintaining the company purchase ledger. The following duties are typically included in a purchase ledger clerk job description:Logging, maintaining and filing invoicesPayment authorisationPayment processingPosting and monitoring petty cashInvestigating purchase ledger queriesCreating company reportsLiaising with suppliersMaintaining the accuracy of vendor detailsProcessing personal and company expensesAssisting with queries and reporting

Purchase ledger qualifications, skills and experience

Purchase ledger professionals don’t necessarily need a degree to qualify for the job, but experience with data input, accounts payable and administration is desirable. Employers may also be looking for evidence of specialist accountancy qualifications, like AAT.The following skills are also beneficial for securing top roles:Impeccable accuracyKnowledge of accounting softwareExcellent time-keepingAbility to build good working relationshipsGood attention to detail
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