Purchase Ledger/Accounts Administrator - VACANCY FILLED

HS Walsh and Sons has a vacancy for a Purchase Ledger/Accounts Administrator to join our small family feel team on a permanent full or part-time basis at our head office in Biggin Hill, Kent.

About Us

H S Walsh & Sons have been a leading supplier of tools, equipment, clock and watch materials to the jewellery and horological trades for 75 years. Serving clients from individual designer makers and independent retailers to large industry groups, we are renowned for our excellent customer service.

Along with our head office in Biggin Hill, Kent we have branches in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham and Hatton Garden, London and are at the heart of the trade, offering person to person sales, backed up with help, advice and demonstrations from knowledgeable staff, many with decades of experience.

The Role

We are looking for an organised and experienced individual to join our busy Accounts Team as a Purchase Ledger/Accounts Administrator. It is a permanent role which will require full time (or part time over 5 days) focusing on the importance of accurate and timely financial reporting, efficient financial operation of the business and being part of a successful and buoyant team.


  • Code, post and file expenses invoices
  • Post supplier invoices via purchase order processing
  • Process payments via BACS, bank transfer and foreign current broker transfers
  • Maintain accurate supplier account details
  • Reconcile supplier statements, investigating any discrepancies
  • Post and monitor credit card and petty cash expenses
  • Produce daily financial data for the Finance Director
  • Carry out month and year end procedures
  • Liaise with the company accountant where required
  • Monitor creditors, monies owed and produce weekly reports
  • Produce quarterly VAT returns
  • Monitor and post monthly import duty and VAT payments; liaise with the Export/Import Manager
  • Other ad hoc related tasks and provision of holiday cover for other Accounts Team roles.


  • Previous accounts/book keeping experience is required, with knowledge of SAGE 200 desirable.
  • Knowledge of Credit Control is desirable in order to provide absence cover for the wider team
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills especially Excel
  • Professional email and telephone communication skills
  • Organised and responsible self-starter with a thorough attention to detail
  • Confident team player
  • Patient, persistent and determined nature, with the ability to listen
  • Analytical skills
  • Reliable, honest and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times.

This could be either full or part time, but with working on a daily basis. We will consider candidates who could work a slightly shorter day if it is 5 days a week. The position is available immediately.

Salary is available on request.

Please send your covering letter and CV to gemma@hswalsh.com .


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