Sales & Purchase Ledger Controller

Opals are helping to build the next generation of communication networks across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. As part of our exciting growth plans we’re looking for a motivated individual to join our team as a Sales & Purchase Ledger Controller.

This is a great opportunity to be fully responsible for the sub ledgers and provide excellent finance support to the business.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Management of our Sales Ledger ensuring timely and accurate invoicing to our customers.
  • Daily revenue reporting versus budget.
  • Issue weekly statements to customers.
  • Management of our Purchase Ledger ensuring all bills are entered accurately with planned payment dates.
  • Ensure all transactions are coded to the correct general ledger and costs centre codes.
  • Deal with customer and supplier queries.
  • Ensure month end cut-off is adhered to with all transactions posted in accordance with the month end timetable.
  • Review weekly costs for accuracy and coverage, report output to the relevant parties and add the bills to Xero.
  • Ensure costs are charged on where appropriate.
  • Manage any rebates or retentions in relation to suppliers.
  • Monitor and report on adherence to the company’s procurement policies and procedures.
  • Create and manage KPI reporting for the ledger team.
  • Manage, mentor and develop the Finance Apprentice.
  • Regularly review processes for efficiency savings without compromising finance controls and accuracy of information.

To succeed as our Sales & Purchase Leger Controller, we ask that you are:

  • Systems savvy – we use online systems for a variety of tasks and the Finance Team interact with most of them!
  • Xero experience would be advantageous but not a deal breaker as training will be given.
  • Comfortable with managing a large number of transactions with daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.
  • Super organised and be able to deal with ever changing priorities
  • A problem solver – proactive in finding solutions to issues
  • Ideally used to managing a direct report
  • Numerate with an excellent attention to detail

What We Will give You:

  • Industry knowledge – It doesn’t really matter if you don’t know much about telecoms, we’ll give you the knowledge you need to do an excellent job.
  • An opportunity to play your part in the UK’s largest Infrastructure project helping to open superfast broadband up to the whole of the UK.
  • Your birthday off.
  • Monthly employee and engineer recognition awards
  • An early finish on the last Friday of every month
  • 20 Days annual leave to begin with which increases in line with your length of service
  • Referral scheme
  • Company pension

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £25,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Peterborough: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

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