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Progression from Purchase ledger roles

ncacatncacat United KingdomRegistered Posts: 44
I have been looking to join an AP role.

What sort of progression is there please?

I would ideally be looking to move on to an analyst position as I am from an engineering background or management accountancy as I only have 3 professional papers left on my ACCA. :)

The salary is £22,000 and frankly at 32 I feel like a dinosaur joining an entry level position.

But I am fast, quick learner and looking to move on with my career quickly.

I have MAAT membership through ACCA’s part qualified route and I feel that helped me set my foot in the door - switching careers means I have to take on the entry position it seems?

I would be responsible for running the purchase ledger, payment runs, preparing monthly reports, maintaining asset registers (maybe if I have capacity)

Thank you for your help! :)

Comments

  • amurrayamurray Feels At Home Registered, MAAT, AATQB Posts: 289
    edited November 2019
    Hi Ncacat, I would say take any position you can to get into the accountancy field..... I took any entry level position to get on the ladder, this was in Sales Ledger/Credit Control, I then moved into an Assistant Accountant position loved all the Accounts Payable work I was doing, later I have the opportunity to apply for an Accounts Payable Manager position internally and got it!.

    Any entry level role can lead ANYWHERE in this fantastic profession :) - that could be in the same company, a new role becoming available, or at another company offering further progression.
    MAAT, AATQB, FIAB, MICB PM.Dip.
    Completed AAT in March 2020
    Currently Studying: CIMA 'Operational Level'
  • ncacatncacat United KingdomRegistered Posts: 44
    edited November 2019
    amurray said:

    Hi Ncacat, I would say take any position you can to get into the accountancy field..... I took any entry level position to get on the ladder, this was in Sales Ledger/Credit Control, I then moved into an Assistant Accountant position loved all the Accounts Payable work I was doing, later I have the opportunity to apply for an Accounts Payable Manager position internally and got it!.

    Any entry level role can lead ANYWHERE in this fantastic profession :) - that could be in the same company, a new role becoming available, or at another company offering further progression.


    Thanks for the encouragement! Congratulations!

    Sales ledger/Credit Control (Accounts Receivable) to Accounts Payable Manager. Incredible journey. you get to work on the whole shebang! :)

    Have a nice weekend!
    amurray
  • fedemennifedemenni MAAT, AATQB Posts: 94
    Personally I started from Purchase Ledger Clerk then moved into Finance Assistant and maybe I will be the new Assistant Finance Business Partner soon.. or I will be the Accounts Assistant for another company..

    Starting in a new field you need to start from a junior position then go up, anywhere in finance is good :)
    amurrayncacat
  • ncacatncacat United KingdomRegistered Posts: 44
    :)

    Thanks @fedemenni
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