Full time Accounts Team (purchase ledger)

Forsyths, the long established music shop in central Manchester, requires an enthusiastic, reliable and trustworthy person to join its accounts team. The position is full time (5 days per week) permanent position. It would require working on alternate Saturdays and on a rota system for Sundays. The principle responsibility of this post will be for the purchase ledger however there are other accounts team joint responsibilities that are shared within the team of three. Whilst not essential an interest in music and musical instruments would be an advantage.


Duties include:

  • Inputting and coding invoices on accounting software (currently Enterprise Exchequer)
  • Checking invoices with the relevant department
  • Processing invoices ready for payment ensuring settlement discounts requirements and supplier credit terms are met
  • Creating BACS payment runs and preparing cheques for payments
  • Checking and reconciling supplier statements
  • Filing invoices and statements
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding payments and invoice queries
  • Managing the petty cash
  • Processing staff expenses


Shared duties include:

  • Counting and reconciling daily till takings
  • Emptying and putting the float in tills daily
  • Assisting in answering the switchboard
  • Taking messages and helping with bookings/orders for piano tuning and music publishing departments


The applicant should have

  • Good numeracy skills
  • Computer literacy (including the ability to use Excel)
  • Experience of purchase ledger duties
  • Experience of book-keeping with or without qualifications
  • A good clear telephone manner
  • Ability to see a task through to completion


The applicant would ideally also have

  • Experience of cash reconciliation
  • Experience of using the Exchequer Accounting Software System or similar
  • An interest in music / musical instruments would be helpful with answering the switchboard and understanding transaction queries


Salary commensurate with experience (£16k-£22k)

This post is available as an Apprentice position with supported study and learning opportunities via the AAT. In this case prior accounting experience is not necessary but good mathematical aptitude is a necessity.


Forsyth Brothers Music Shop is a family run business (5th generation) that employs around 35 people who have a shared passion for music and musical instruments and excellent customer service. Situated at the heart of Manchester's busy shopping district it is a busy retail environment and a lively and interesting place to work. To find out more about Forsyths please visit our website www.forsyths.co.uk


To apply please write with a covering letter and CV to accountsrecruitment@forsyths.co.uk or our postal address below


Forsyth Brothers Ltd, 126 Deansgate, Manchester,M3 2GR

Closing date 14 October 2019 Start date as soon as possible - so please apply as soon as possible!

Please note there is only one vacancy in our accounts department but it can be for either of two roles purchase or sales ledger. For further details on the Sales Ledger vacancy click here.