Closing date: Thursday 8th June 2023
Salary: £22,568.00-£24,960.00 DOE Plus Desirable Benefits
Full Time, Permanent Position
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve are recruiting for a Purchase Ledger, who will oversee the efficient running of the purchase ledger for both The Howletts Wild Animal Trust and Howletts & Port Lympne Estates Limited.
The Purchase Ledger Clerk will work to ensure that supplier invoices and payments are processed with accuracy in a timely manner. They will take ownership and maintain accurate supplier accounts, ensuring account issues are resolved to minimise impact, and ensure the purchase ordering system is utilised appropriately by budget holders.
Who we are looking for:
The successful candidate will have a minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role within a VAT registered limited company, and will have an excellent eye for detail and a desire to take responsibility through to resolution, for issues and concerns arising. You will be able to prioritise to achieve required deadlines, and will have the ability to develop strong working relationships with our key stakeholders/suppliers. You will have previous experience with using a cost centre/department-based accounting package, and will be confident in the use of most common IT hardware and software systems, particularly MS Office 365 products. Charitable company experience is preferred. Knowledge of Advanced Exchequer accounting software is desirable.
This is a permanent full-time position, working 40 hours per week Monday - Friday. Part-Time/Job Share will also be considered. The role is based at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve near Folkestone and reports directly into the Head of Finance. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. A reliable mode of transport is recommended due to our remote location.
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a world-renowned wild animal park set within 600 acres of Kentish savannah. The Reserve is home to some of the world’s most rare and endangered animals and offers luxury short breaks accommodations, free roaming animal safaris, once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters and exquisite dining experiences. Most importantly, every one of our employees is part of real conservation in action and their efforts have contributed to animals such as black rhino and western lowland gorillas being returned to their natural habitats in collaboration with our partners at The Aspinall Foundation.
Why you should join us:
As well as walking to work surrounded by the calls of Howler monkeys and the roars from our pride of Lions, you will also join a supportive team who are passionate about their place of work.
You can also expect a host of other benefits including:
• 28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, rising with length of service.
• Comprehensive training and development opportunities, including workshops and e-learning
• Enhanced Sickness, Maternity and Paternity Policies.
• Unlimited free entry for you and a person of your choice into both of our parks as well as friends and family tickets.
• Exceptional discounts on food, retail and accommodation at our parks.
• Numerous retail discounts and access to a 24-hour counselling line through our Healthy Extras Scheme.
• A great working environment with lots of social activities
• Company Pension
• And many more length or service-related rewards and Benefits.
A full job description is available on request.
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