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Purchase Ledger ControllerLondon, United Kingdom

The Finance Department at CRU provides day-to-day accounting services for the UK and US companies, and reporting for the CRU Group as a whole, which includes other overseas offices in China, Chile, India, Australia and Hong Kong.

The team is currently formed of seven people, of whom five are based in London and two are based in our Pittsburgh office. Other offices and locations are supported by outside accounting service organisations.

The Purchase Ledger Controller will be responsible for the accounts payable for the UK. The Purchase Ledger Controller will use Microsoft Dynamics GP as the key accounting package, although various other systems are currently in operation within other offices.

Key/General Responsibilities & Duties:
- Processing invoices- coding, scanning, and posting accurately within agreed time frames
- Ensuring invoices are coded correctly and authorised in accordance with agreed limits
- Filing and archiving purchase invoices, including ensuring that scanning has been successful
- Assisting with processing of bi-weekly payment runs - this includes selecting invoices for payment as well as EFT, Foreign, and Cheque payments
- Preparing and processing ad-hoc payments to suppliers
- Resolving Internal and External Purchase Ledger queries
- Supplier statement reconciliations
- Maintaining and updating supplier data (including new suppliers, change of address, bank details etc)
- Monitoring the team email inbox
- Ensuring that ledger balances at month-end
- Assisting other members of the Finance Team on departmental matters as required

Essential Criteria
- A minimum of two years’ experience working as a Purchase Ledger in a similar organisation
- Experience processing bank reconciliation and payment runs
- An understanding of accounting processes and procedures

Desirable Criteria
- Accurate and good attention to detail
- Able to work effectively with minimal management guidance/supervision
- Able to prioritise duties, plan and effectively manage time
- Numerate with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to communicate well and work as part of a team
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with excellent organisation skills
- Awareness of the provisions of the Data Protection Act and be able to apply these within the organisation
- Excellent IT skills including the use of MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
- Excellent finance system skills and experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP is preferred
- Fluent written and spoken English

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