Finance Assistant - Purchase Ledger

About us

aql is a fast-paced, rapidly growing and award-winning data centre and wholesale telecommunications company based in the centre of Leeds. We provide services to many UK telecommunications operators and to thousands of large retail, government and other high-profile organisations.


We are looking for a part-time (Monday to Friday, 13.30 to 17.10) Finance Assistant to support the Finance Team in delivering a smooth and efficient AP process for (aq) Limited and related parties, as required. The role should enhance the ability of the Finance Manager / senior team members to deliver the information to the SLT and the Board on a timely and accurate basis. This role is pivotal in ensuring that suppliers are paid on time and that the necessary approval process and supplier validation process is upheld. Ad hoc support of Sales Ledger/ A/R may be required on occasion.

Responsible for

  • Bank payments and preparation of payment runs
  • Purchase Ledger processing, including accessing portals and ensuring all invoices are identified on daily basis
  • Posting DDs to AP Ledger
  • Working pro-actively to ensure prompt supplier payments are controlled, urgent payments are flagged on a timely basis and payment runs provide relevant information to support approvals process
  • Dealing with internal and external finance queries
  • Assisting with audit queries
  • Processing expenses
  • Monitoring mileage allowances
  • Ensuring that supplier invoice values are valid, where necessary
  • Liaising with suppliers on disputed items and pro-actively resolving any disputed items
  • Inter-company recharges where relevant
  • Posting journals using Sage Line 50
  • Filing and storing financial records and evidence in a clear and locatable format
  • Validating supplier changes and new supplier information
  • Supporting the team in other duties that contribute to the smooth running of the department
  • Supplier statement reconciliations
  • ¬†Aged Creditor analysis


  • Will be able to work well as part of a team
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Have the desire to progress within a finance department
  • Have previous finance experience (preferred)

Ideally, you will have two or more years' experience working in a Purchase Ledger team and have the understanding of Purchase Ledger activity to facilitate the co-ordination of this function for the business, with the support of the Finance Manager. Initial training will be given in the department as required, to introduce the candidate to the business and provide an overview of internal and bespoke systems.


  • Convenient location in South Bank, a five-minute walk from the station
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free on-site gym
  • Cycle to work
  • Free fruit
  • Free payday company breakfast
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free monthly socials
  • Free access to events held at Salem Chapel
  • Corporate MCard annual pass scheme