If you’re someone who likes to hold the purse strings you’ll enjoy the job of a purchase ledger clerk as you’ll oversee money being paid out by the company you work for.
Your responsibilities will depend on the size of the company you work for, and you may have sole control over payments or work as part of a much bigger purchase ledger team. Purchase ledger clerks are expected to be able to:
This is an entry-level position, so your salary will range from £16-£23k per year, depending on experience and qualifications.
Although not a prerequisite, many employers will look for GCSEs in Maths and English but strong IT skills and some bookkeeping experience will give your CV a real boost.
Those taking their first steps in accounting should consider enrolling with the Association of Accounting Technicians to take their Level 1 qualification (roughly equivalent to GCSE grades A-C), which includes training in:
It’s also useful to get trained in some computer software, so understanding software packages such as Excel, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics and BACS will give you a further advantage when applying for purchase ledger roles.