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Julie Phillips

When I joined AF, in 2017, it was still known as Anglia Farmers. My first 4 years here were in the Billing team, where I was responsible for processing invoices. It’s a role where accuracy is extremely important. 

My background was Purchase Ledger, so I moved to the Purchase Ledger team to cover a fixed term role. I’ve stayed there ever since, and am now Purchase Ledger Specialist overseeing the smooth running of the team.

Keeping things moving 

In Purchase Ledger, our role is to ensure no disruption to Members orders being placed, by paying our Suppliers in accordance with our payment terms, or the payment dates agreed with Suppliers. This is especially important if they fall outside of our standard payment terms. 

We work closely with the Billing and Sales Ledger teams, so invoice queries are dealt with promptly by suppliers. This allows us to pay them on time. 

Reconciling our supplier accounts, and both building and maintaining relationships with supplier credit control teams is crucial, so we can work with them to resolve any invoice discrepancies immediately. 

Some suppliers are paid on receipt of their statement, using a system called Precision Pay which generates a credit card payment.  Keeping on top of these accounts is important to ensure all payments are allocated correctly.

Zooming through the weekends

Outside work, I enjoy sewing and embroidery as well as spending time with my husband and two daughters. 

On fair weather weekends you may find me riding pillion on my husband’s motorbike, which gives me a wonderful opportunity to take in a lot of our beautiful countryside.  I also spend a lot of time talking to, and keeping up to date with, friends in South Africa where I lived for 33 years.  I’m looking forward to visiting South Africa again next year.


Julie Phillips   Purchase Ledger Specialist

julie.phillips@af.farm 01603 881 862

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