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Assistant Accountant Purchase Ledger

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About the opportunity:

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Accountant Purchase Ledger to join our Group Finance team, based in our Stonehouse office. The Assistant Accountant will be primarily responsible for the processing of invoices linked to the Heads of Group Functions and the group recharge process.

The role will report directly to the Head of Financial Reporting and will work closely with the Finance Apprentice who are both based in our Head Office in Glasgow. The role will also work closely with the Heads of Functions, the majority of whom are based on Stonehouse.


Key tasks include:

• Ownership of the Group recharge process

• Processing supplier invoices and credit notes

• Checking invoiced costs against budget

• Obtaining appropriate approvals in line with the Group delegated authority matrix

• Assist in preparing the weekly purchase ledger payment proposal

• Other ad hoc tasks as identified by the Head of Financial Reporting

• Potential to shadow other areas of the wider finance team to assist in general understanding of how the function operates


Skills and areas of development include:

  •  Plan how to manage and improve own performance in a business environment
  •  Review and maintain work in a business environment
  •  Communicate in a business environment
  •  Build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers, colleagues and other stakeholders
  •  Work collaboratively in a team
  •  IT literacy with the ability to use MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook
  •  Develop meta-skills through a process of regular reflection, coaching, feedback and personal development


  • High level of numeracy and attention to detail
  • Organised, methodical approach to work with excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and able to build relationships
  • Comfortable working in a team

In return of your hard work and dedication, we can offer you:


Core Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday, increasing after 2 years by 1 day each year up to 30 days, plus 9 public holidays
  • Holiday buy scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • EV and ULEV salary sacrifice scheme (subject to minimum length of service)
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Up to 7% employer pension contribution 
  • Life assurance (x4 annual basic salary) 
  • Refer a friend incentive
  • Wagestream
  • Employee assistance programme

And once you have successfully completed your probation, you will have access to:

  • Hybrid working for eligible roles (3 days in the office, 2 from home) 
  • Flexible start and finish times for eligible roles
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company sick pay

At Last Mile Infrastructure Group, we are one of the UK’s largest Independent Network Owners, owning and operating in excess of 500,000 gas, electricity, water and wastewater connections serving residential and commercial customers. Last Mile Asset Management adopt and operate electricity, gas, water and wastewater, and ground source heat/cooling networks that are designed, installed and commissioned by Lloyds accredited Independent Connection providers (ICPs).

It is our vision to be the UK’s leading independent multi-utility provider. People are our most valuable “asset” and therefore it is our mission to not only attract but retain the best talent to support delivery of our corporate business strategy and share our company’s success.

At Last Mile, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse working environment, where employee wellbeing is at the forefront in making sure our people feel valued. We provide tailored ongoing training and development, but most importantly, long term career opportunities for you to Grow With Us. If you are motivated to succeed and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, we would love to hear from you!

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