Sales Ledger Clerk Jobs

Sales Ledger Clerk jobs work closely with the credit control team dealing with the allocation of cash, banking and reconciliations.  A ledger clerk will be required to maintain the sales ledger in a busy, high volume environment. The main focus of a sales ledger clerk jobs will be receiving incoming cash either by cheque or BACS, processing cash onto the system, allocating incoming payments and matching of payments to accounts.

Sales ledger clerk jobs involve providing copy invoices and statements, carry out daily banking duties, perform daily filing of remittance advice information as well as performing daily bank reconciliations, investigate misallocated cash, issuing credit notes to clients & reconciling client purchase orders.

The purchase ledger clerk may also be responsible for balancing total cheques, cash, BACS and credit card payments to cash book and possibly liaising with individual credit controllers in respect of cash, querying allocations and a senior sales ledger clerk will be responsible for month-end procedures to meet strict deadlines.

Sales Ledger Clerk Jobs requirements

  • Setting up new clients
  • Producing invoices
  • Banking and reconciliation
  • Running off turnover statements
  • Chasing up outstanding debts (not always the easiest part of the job)
  • Sorting out any rebates and filing
  • Checking VAT has been included on invoices
  • Providing creditors with VAT receipts

Sales ledger clerks generally work regular office hours, Monday to Friday. But there are also plenty of part-time and flexible working options available in this role. You'll spend most of your time at your desk raising invoices and talking to clients, as it's all about good communication thrown in with some maths.

If you want a career that offers room to move, this is ideal for you as there’s plenty of scope for promotion once you’ve got some experience. Sales ledger clerks often graduate to work as a supervisor or manager and from there to credit controller and even financial controller.

Salary and remuneration for sales ledger clerk jobs

As of 2020, salaries broadly ranged from £18,000 to £20,000 depending on private/ public sector, size of the organisation and the team under managers remit. 

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