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Why work with us?

The Simply Group is a family owned business founded in 1995 by our Managing Director Gerrard Dennis.  We are a dynamic, customer focused and innovative company striving to be the best in the market.  With approximately 50 staff operating from our modern, purpose built premises in the picturesque town of Faversham in Kent.  We run a retail outlet, open plan office, photographic studio and 3 floors of warehousing where we pick, pack and despatch all customer orders.

Your time here will be challenging and in return rewarding.  We embrace a “can do” attitude that has allowed us to be where we are today, an award winning online retailer.  Being part of The Simply Group team will ensure your development and growth in return for your hard work and professionalism.

As a company we are never shy to try a new idea and always moving forward.  We welcome ideas from staff on how to make any aspect of the company better, whether that is a procedure within your personal role or a companywide initiative; please don’t hold back on suggestions.

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Simply Scuba
Simply Swim
Simply Hike
Simply Piste

At The Simply Group we offer some great benefits to all eligible employees, these include;


Opportunities to gain vocational and professional qualifications.

Flexible Working

Our staff have flexi time and flexible hours available.

Long Service Holidays

Long standing staff members gain extra holiday.

Childcare Voucher Scheme

We offer a great childcare voucher scheme to our employees.

Modern Working Environment

We have lovely offices. A lovely environment to work in.

Staff Discounts

Our staff get discounts to all our online stores.

Group Pensions

We have a great pension scheme for all our employees.

Staff Social Events

Lots of staff social events, throughout the year. 

Free Parking

No worries about parking. We have our own parking.

We have the following jobs available.

Purchase Ledger Assistant – Full Time

We are looking to recruit a Purchase Ledger Assistant on a full-time basis to join our hardworking, customer focused Finance team. The main purpose of the role will be to process and manage all purchase ledger activities and to consistently apply established controls and processes when undertaking these tasks.

We are a leading online retailer within the sports and leisure markets, operating 6 websites and employing 50 skilled and motivated employees. Located within the picturesque town of Faversham in Kent, we operate a retail store, customer service centre, logistics warehouse and full admin support from our large modern premises.

Key Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Match supplier invoices to purchase orders and delivery notes
  • Code and input purchase invoices and credit notes onto Sage with speed and accuracy
  • Obtain signed authorisation for any purchases without a purchase order
  • Conduct supplier payment runs, scheduling payments to make best use of available cash
  • Maintain and update the register of regular invoices
  • Reconcile the purchase ledger to supplier statements, resolving any differences as they arise
  • Respond to supplier queries

Occasional/general finance duties;

  • Opening and sorting the post
  • Input journals onto Sage with speed and accuracy
  • Review and process staff expenses
  • Process and reconcile bank accounts, including foreign currency accounts
  • Process and reconcile petty cash accounts
  • Any other duties reasonable requested by the Financial Controller

Skills and Experience;

You will possess some experience as a Purchase Ledger Assistant, with a minimum of 12 months experience in a similar role. You will have proven purchase ledger experience along with strong attention to detail and be able to produce work with a high level of accuracy. The successful candidate will have a good standard of education with good grades in Maths and English, and a sound understanding of Sage 50 Accounts software.

You will be required to deal directly with internal and external customers and therefore are required to have a strong communication skills over the phone, via email and face to face. The successful candidate will be able to use Microsoft applications competently, including Word, Outlook and particularly Excel.

Reward package;

  • Full Time Permanent position
  • Salary £18,000 per annum depending on skills and experience
  • Company Flexi Time scheme
  • Long Service Holiday entitlement
  • Free Parking
  • 28 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays)

If you have relevant skills and experience please apply in writing to jobs@thesimplygroup.com

Application deadline: Friday 25th September 2015

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