London office

Purchase Ledger Clerk, part-time (Temporary Contract – 8 Months [mid-April to mid-December])

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the leading authority on global security, defence and geo-economics, requires a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join its Finance and Accounting Department. The role is part-time working 2 days per week, some flexibility is required and offered around hours and timings.  This role will support in respect of:

  • Purchase invoice and expense claims processing;
  • Liaison with Budget holders regarding authorization of invoices;
  • Reconcile Creditor statements;
  • Deal with Creditor enquiries by telephone and email as required; and
  • Other ad-hoc administrative duties as required (opening/distributing accounts post and filing)

The successful candidate will:

  • Have AAT qualifications or proven experience in the area of Purchase Ledger;
  • Understanding of Great Plains accounting or proven ability to learn new systems;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The post is based at the IISS headquarters in central London, and only candidates who already possess the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply. Salary £9.00 per hour.

Candidates should send a letter explaining the skills they would bring to the IISS, enclosing a cv and the names of two referees by email, citing Purchase Ledger Clerk Application in the subject line, to The deadline for receipt of applications is 9th April 2014.

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