German speaking Purchase Ledger Assistant - 12 month contract

  • Job Reference: P93445
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2024
  • Recruiter: The Language Business
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £31,900
  • Sector: Accountancy, Admin, Secretarial & PA, Customer Service, Banking & Financial Services
  • Language(s): German
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jonathan Grimes
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Job Description

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a German speaking Purchase Ledger Assistant to join an international brand. Your overall role will be to provide day-to-day support to the global finance team to ensure the smooth running of the purchase ledger and accounts payable administration for their German speaking markets. 

Location of the job

Oxfordshire - 2 days a week office based (office in the town of Bicester) , 3 days per week remote / work from home (WFH)

Language requirements for the job
Fluency in German and English is essential

Company background
Our client is an international brand with successful business operations across the globe. 

Job responsibilities of the German speaking Purchase Ledger Assistant 
As the German speaking Purchase Ledger Assistant, you will provide day-to-day support to the global finance team to ensure the smooth running of the financial administration for their German speaking markets. 

You role will typically include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide competent and meticulous support to help the productivity of the Finance Team
  • Set up suppliers
  • Update supplier records
  • Process invoices and credit notes accurately
  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Prepare bi-monthly payment runs
  • Complete month end process
  • Deal with supplier queries
  • Liaise with internal customers
  • Travel to the German office 4 x times per year 


The successful candidate background

  • Fluency in German & English is essential. Fluency also in Dutch is highly advantageous but not essential
  • Previous experience of purchase ledger / accounts payable
  • Computer literate and high proficiency in Microsoft Office particularly in Excel; knowledge of Oracle would be an advantage
  • Excellent organisation skills with an eye for details
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work well with all levels across the business
  • Ability to prioritise your work to meet tight and multiple deadlines
  • Ability to both work as a team and work independently with minimal supervision 

Salary, benefits and working hours
£31,900 + benefits. Monday - Friday. Flexible as long as 40 per week 


To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please apply and forward a copy of your up-to-date CV.

Contact: Jonathan Grimes