Purchase Ledger Assistant

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Gallagher Bassett was established in Chicago in 1962 as a Third Party Administrator (TPA) providing claims and risk control services to self-insured clients and now has 125 branches and over 3,600 skilled professionals in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Gallagher Bassett UK was founded in 1991 and now has twelve offices across the UK with over 300 claims handling staff.

Gallagher Bassett UK provides claims management and risk management services to corporate, national and local government, insurer and broker clients.
We are constantly seeking skilled professionals who are up for a challenge and take exceptional performance to heart. We present opportunities that not only enable our company to remain an industry leader but also provide employees with limitless possibilities for success and personal growth.

Job Purpose:

To perform the following duties in the separate areas of client fund accounting and revenue and expense accounting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Client Fund Accounting

  • Maintenance of Client Funds including:
  • Banking of Client Fund Receipts
  • Allocating Claims Payments
  • Maintaining the Client fund Cashbook
  • Stopping cheques on Barclays Imagepay
  • Banking and processing Recoveries
  • Preparation and issue of invoices to Clients
  • Maintaining the Client Fund Invoice Register
  • Preparing Claims Listings for clients in order to support requests for Funds 

Revenue and Expense Accounting

  • Paying expenses via Barclays.net
  • Checking receipts against personal expense claims
  • Processing journals into the Sun ledger accounting system                               
  • Dealing with queries from suppliers
  • Banking of receipts


  • Filing


Additional Considerations:


  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload to ensure that deadlines are adhered to.
  • Ability to work under pressure and without supervision.
  • Ability to liaise with colleagues when appropriate.
  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to construct effective written communications, including letters and reports. Capable and confident written English skills.
  • Confident and effective telephone skills.
  • Confident numeracy skills.
  • Full training in the role will be provided, with regular on-going training, reinforced by progress towards professional qualifications

IT Skills
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel - Intermediate Level
  • MS Outlook
  • Accurate Data Input Skills
  • MS Excel Advanced
  • Access - Intermediate Level