Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Purchase Ledger Clerk 
Location: Coventry Head Office (Middlemarch Business Park) 
Package: Basic Annual Salary up to £20,000 (dependant on experience) plus Bonus & Excellent PLC Benefits
The Company 
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to hire an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk to join our Head Office finance team. As a business, we are passionate about providing fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions augmented by outstanding customer service. As a Group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract new talent to our business.

Purchase Ledger Clerk Role & Responsibilities
Working as part of our finance team, this full time role is based in our Coventry Head Office. The successful applicant will be responsible for timely and accurate processing of stock invoices, resolution of queries, reconciliation of supplier accounts and such other duties that may be required to support production of financial and management accounts.
We operate a 37.5 hours working week (can be either 9am-5pm or 9:30am-5:30pm) with half an hour lunch break.  
Reporting to the Purchase Ledger Supervisor, your responsibilities will include:

  • Processing supplier invoices for stock purchases
  • Regular update of automated GRN matching routine
  • Reconciliation if supplier accounts to third party statements
  • Liaison with suppliers and RDC teams to resolve queries
  • Investigation of all faulty goods returned to suppliers ensuring receipt of credits or refunds for the value of these goods
  • Provide support as required for the  production of financial and management accounts information


Do you have the correct profile? 
The ideal candidate will have a strong purchase ledger background (preferably gained working within a ‘high volume transaction’ environment). Experience of working for a similar organisation to ours (de-centralised or head office for a multi-site/national business structure) would also be useful.
There is the need for strong IT/computing skills, in particular the use of Microsoft Word, Excel spreadsheets and ERP systems. Good all round communication skills are a must and there is the need to be able to analyse and present financial information effectively.
Underpinning all of the above, we need someone who can work independently and with integrity and dedication, who is proactive and with a willingness to learn/develop.

The Package
In return we offer a competitive basic starting salary along with an attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

How to apply/next steps
This is a genuinely urgent appointment whereby we are seeking someone to commence ASAP. Local interviews shall therefore be arranged swiftly for shortlisted candidates. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all shortlisted candidates can expect to hear back from us within five working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.