Accounts Payable Clerk

Page Personnel Finance
South East London
£18000 - £23000 per annum
20 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The role of Accounts Payable Clerk is full time working 9am to 5.30pm with a one hour lunch break. It is based in South East London with no travel expected, and reports directly to the Company Accountant.

Forming part of the Finance team, the Purchase ledger Clerk will be solely responsible for the Purchase Ledger.

Client Details

Our client is a well established and fast growing telecommunication provider specialising in cloud networks, Internet, IP telephony, cloud security, virtualisation and co-location.

They employ around 45 people in their South East London office and have a mainly corporate customer base, spread throughout the UK with a limited number of overseas customers.


The successful Accounts Payable Clerk Candidate will expect to carry out the following duties:

Entry of a high volume of purchase ledger invoices on to the accounting software (QuickBooks) in an accurate, timely and complete manner

Corresponding with suppliers and answering queries by telephone/email within 48 hours

Manipulation of sizeable files into csv files for upload into QuickBooks (approx. 8 monthly)

Preparation of 3 supplier payment runs per month for sign-off by Accountant and Managing Director.

Entry of all payments onto web based banking software for approval and release by Directors, sending out remittance advices once payments approved and entry of payments on to QuickBooks

Processing of all Purchase requisitions forms in to Purchase Orders in a timely manner (24 hours)

Processing monthly employee expense claims on to QuickBooks

Monthly review of all Cost of Sales and overhead posting in profit and loss account to ensure accurate coding

Monthly reconciliation of input VAT and assistance with quarterly VAT returns

Forecasting cash payments on a monthly and quarterly basis


The ideal candidate for this role will hold the following qualities:

Skills - essential :

~ Experience of high volume purchase ledger invoice input including foreign currency

~ Experience of proposing supplier payment runs

~ Strong working knowledge of supplier invoice coding differentiating between cost of sales, overheads

and capital expenditure items

~ Strong accounting package experience - preferably QuickBooks

~ Intermediate excel skill set

~ High level of attention to detail

~Strong communication skills - able to handle challenging suppliers/situations and communicate to all levels within the organisation

Skills - desired :

~ Telecommunications background

~ Experience of working in a small Finance team

~ Exposure to Fixed Asset accounting

~ Experience of assisting in the preparation of VAT returns

Person :

~ Hard working, self-starter able to work to deadlines with polite, friendly yet firm professional manner looking for a stable position.

Job Offer

We would like to offer the right candidate the opportunity to work for a nationally established Telecommunications firm as an Accounts Payable Clerk, based in South East London