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Northwards provides a high-quality freight and haulage service from/to our depots in Shetland, Orkney, Aberdeen, Inverness, Scrabster and Glasgow, and, through partner collaborations, throughout the UK and Europe.

We share a genuine commitment to putting customers first by providing on-time and reliable delivery of goods and equipment. Every member of our team has an important role to play in maintaining our standards and driving the business forward.

The Role

We have an opening for a Purchase Ledger Administrator to support the accounts department in Lerwick. This is an interesting and varied full-time position, within a busy team. A high level of accuracy and commitment to meet deadlines and targets is required.

Key Duties

  • Processing of purchase invoices
  • Monitoring and responding to supplier queries
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Maintaining supplier database
  • Providing reception services e.g., answering and forwarding phone calls


The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience working in an accounts office environment
  • Basic knowledge of accounting software
  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficient on all Microsoft Office programs
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to work independently and under own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Positive, friendly and professional demeanour

If you are interested in the above position, please send your CV along with a relevant covering letter to