Purchase Ledger Clerk

Job Title: Purchase Ledger Clerk
Location: Wigan
Working Days: Monday to Friday – 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,660.00 per annum

About Us


We’re proud to offer you a career with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition as a talented Purchase Ledger Clerk with plenty of support and opportunity and empower you to drive your own success and create a career you can be proud of too.

Bakkavor specialise in making and developing private label prepared foods for the top global grocery retailers and well-known international food service operators. As a company we now supply over 5,000 products to the world's largest retailers.


This particular role is at our Bakkavor Meals site, based in Wigan, and specialises in making chilled ready meals, chilled mash potato, food-to-go salads and vegetable accompaniments, and employs over 900 people. The site is based only 2 miles from Wigan, and there is a regular bus service with a bus stop within 5 minutes’ walk of the site.

The Role

We have a great opportunity for a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join our finance team to undertake all things purchase ledger – alongside other ad hoc business administration responsibilities.

Your responsibilities:


  • Processing and control of supplier invoices
  • Payment of suppliers within agreed terms
  • Control over payments to suppliers
  • Supplier master file maintenance / control
  • Supplier statement reconciliations
  • Assisting in ensuring the validity of outstanding PO’s / GRNI / Invoice register
  • Controlling over inter-company payments
  • Accuracy of PO / Invoice coding
  • Accuracy of invoice matching / correct authorisation
  • Ad hoc duties such as post / filing / project / banking


The person:


Ideally, you will have previous experience within Purchase Ledger, however individuals with similar administration experience would be considered.


Intermediate excel skills, a flexible attitude to working hours, good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate to all levels of the business – will be key.


If you are driven and dynamic finance professional with a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, strong numerical and organisational skills – this could be the perfect role for you.


Proud to be Bakkavor


We’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.


What you can expect from us


When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, private medical insurance, and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.




Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Finance

Wigan, GB

Date:  21-Jan-2023