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Purchase Ledger Administrator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This is an excellent opportunity to build a career within a global engineering specialist and is best suited to a numerate candidate experienced in purchase ledger seeking to broaden their experience.

As a Purchase Ledger Administrator you will be responsible for the timely and accurate processing of transactions within the cashbook and purchase ledger within Abnormal Load Engineering Limited 'ALE'.

This position has been created through growth in the business. You will interact with other departments and will become a key member in he further development of the ERP system, beyond stand alone accounting records.

Role Responsibility

  • Timely and accurate processing of purchase orders and invoices
  • Preparation of weekly AP runs
  • Posting to accounts in multiple currencies
  • Managing the month end close on purchase ledger
  • Weekly review and reporting of GRNI
  • External and intercompany reconciliation and reporting
  • IT controls and finance housekeeping.
  • Assistance with Procurement Administration as needed

The Ideal Candidate


  • Numerate, articulate. Qualified by experience

EXPERIENCE (essential)

  • Experience in a similar role

EXPERIENCE (Desirable)

  • Understanding of project costing, currency transactions, VAT and intrastat

SKILLS (essential)

  • Proficiency in Excel / Word / Outlook
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Experience with ERP software is essential e.g. SAP / Oracle
  • Able to prioritise to meet deadlines 
  • Able to learn new techniques and procedures
  • Quality and detail focussed


Must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom



  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills, proactive, good initiative and ability to work under pressure.
  • Team worker

Package Description

Dependent upon experience

About the Company

ALE is an engineering specialist. The core activity of the group involves engineering solutions for the horizontal and vertical movement of very large individual items.

Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

ALE serve a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, rangin from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining. We work both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even artic conditions. Our customers include the top global Engineering Procurement and Contracting companies(EPC's), oil and gas companies, NOC's, major infrastructure specialists, governments, ports and other contractors.

Formed in 1983, ALE employs 1900 people in 40 businesses across the world. The company has grown tenfold in the last ten years, and is continuing to reach out in new locations and sectors. 


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