Finance Assistant – Purchase Ledger

Soil Association

£23,824 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01179874570 Sarah Perrett

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Tuesday, 28th January 2020   3 days left

About us 

The Soil Association was formed in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Today, we’re still dedicated to making positive change happen. We’re farming, growing, buying, cooking and eating. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the case for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future. 

About the opportunity 

Opportunity to work as part of a busy Group Finance team to provide a high quality and efficient service to both internal and external customers. 

Your role 

This is a varied role with key responsibility for the purchase ledger (800+ accounts) and associated payments (300+ each month). The post-holder will also be required to perform additional tasks so flexibility, enthusiasm and a desire to develop skills and share experience is key. 

About you 

Essential for this role is purchase ledger experience in a similar sized organisation and ideally you will also have good all-around accounting experience as well. You will be numerate, have excellent communication skills and be competent in using MS Office and accounting software. You will be conscientious, well organised and professional with the ability to prioritise and efficiently manage periods of high workload. You will also be a team player, willing to share your knowledge and be involved in other Finance team activities as required. 

Visit our website to read the role profile. 

Our Benefits

We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:

  • 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days, pro-rata for part-time staff 
  • Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution 
  • Free membership of the Soil Association and discounts on organic produce 
  • Family friendly policies, flexible working and childcare vouchers 
  • Cycle to work, Bristol Pound scheme 
  • Sociable and engaging workplace of professionals that share a passion for healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce 

To Apply

Please submit your CV and a short covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role, to Please make sure the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname).

For more details or for a chat about the role please contact Sarah Perrett, Finance Team Manager on 0117 914 2454 or email

Thank you for your interest in the Soil Association and our job opportunities

Important dates

Closing date for applications: 9am, Tuesday 28th January 2020

Interviews are expected to take place: 5th February 2020

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