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Purchase Ledger Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship

Lift Specialists
A great opportunity to gain vital experience and work towards a level 3 qualification.

Lift Specialists - Employer

Established since 1982, Lift Specialists Ltd is an independent company that designs, installs and services all types of lifts for private and commercial sector clients. Our particular areas of specialism include the refurbishment and modernising of lift installations. Lift Specialists operate across the whole of the UK, on projects large and small for a great diversity of private, commercial and public sector clients. Lift Specialists directly employs 72 members of staff, including 47 technically qualified engineers and technicians, together with administrative and management staff at our Head Office in Hertfordshire. We are committed to developing our staff, and have implemented a comprehensive Training programme as part of our Quality Assurance System.



18 months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 140.00
Lift Specialists

Detailed Job Description

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Processing invoices/credit notes, reconciling delivery notes to invoices received and purchase orders.
  • Highlighting and resolving any queries.
  • Liaising with a range of external suppliers by email and telephone.
  • Liaising with internal staff across multiple areas of the business.
  • Monthly reconciliation of supplier statements.Processing BACS payments and preparing cheques ensuring adherence to procedures and payment terms.
  • Imputing time-sheets / preparing list for payroll.Imputing expenses / journals.Credit Card journals.
  • CIS Declarations.Keeping records of holiday entitlement and sickness.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

A-C in maths and English.

Skills required

  • A good understanding of general Purchase Ledger processes.
  • Methodical with an organised and disciplined approach to work.
  • A team player with good communication skills.
  • Basic Excel and Word knowledge.
  • Knowledge of accounting/payroll systems.
  • Knowledge of Evision would be an advantage.
  • Good and confident telephone manner.

Personal Qualities

  • Organised.
  • Good telephone manner.
  • Confident.
  • Assertive.
  • Good communication.
  • Good sense of humour.

Future prospects

We like to retain as many staff as possible and therefore would hope to offer them a full time position.

Additional Information

Training provided

Knowledge-based component:

  • Understanding how the role fits in with the wider organisation and sector.
  • Understanding the use of all relevant office and accounting packages used within the organisation, relevant to the job role.
  • Understanding the importance of upholding relevant codes of conduct.
  • Understanding the basic elements of double entry bookkeeping and accounting standards required to process financial documents and report financial information to users of accounts.
  • Recognising and using different accounting approaches and being able to gather, analyse and report information about income and expenditure to support decision-making, planning and control.

Skills-based component:

  • Recording and analysing financial data at the appropriate level using the organisation’s standard tools and processes.
  • Communicating both in writing and orally at all levels, using a range of tools and demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and cultural awareness when dealing with internal and external customers.
  • Consistently delivering high quality, ‘right first time’ financial and performance data in a timely manner in line with the organisation’s requirements, to aid decision making.
  • Identifying the appropriate systems, processes and accounting packages to work productively in order to complete required tasks and maintain security.
  • Applying techniques to both common and non-routine problems, analysing where required and selecting the appropriate tools and techniques to produce solutions.

Behaviours-based component:

  • Accepting changing priorities and working requirements readily and having the flexibility to maintain high standards in a changing environment.
  • Providing information that positively contributes to influencing business decisions whilst continually striving to improve own working processes and those of the organisation.
  • Applying a transparent and objective manner in all actions and interactions to ensure that they meet the ethical requirements of the profession.
  • Proactively taking responsibility for completing tasks and meeting expectations.
  • Organising work effectively and achieving required results within deadlines.
  • Consistently supporting colleagues and collaborating to achieve results and being aware of the role within the team.

Hart Learning and Development - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact Hart Learning and Development on 01462 424242 or email: (Ref ID:82130)
Hart Learning and Development


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