• Senior Purchase Ledger Clerk

    Job Locations UK-Essex-Colchester
    # of Openings
    Group Services
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time

  • What you will be responsible for

    To assist in processing the company’s invoices and all other Purchase Ledger related duties in line with Company and legislative requirements.  Responsible for deputising for the Purchase Ledger Manager, covering holidays, sickness and specified supervisory tasks. 

    • Contributing to the smooth running of the company’s Purchase ledger and Expenses function
    • Dealing with issues escalated by team
    • Using Excel spreadsheets for manipulating and importing large invoices
    • Processing and payment of supplier invoices ensuring they are correctly authorised in line with company policy
    • Assisting with the enforcement of the company Expenses policy
    • Checking and posting employee expense claims
    • Hands on checking, coding and input of high volumes of supplier invoices
    • Dealing with invoice discrepancies and supplier queries
    • Allocation of payments and invoices
    • Supplier Statement reconciliation
    • Filing, scanning and ad hoc duties as required


    What you need

    To carry out this role you will need a comprehensive working knowledge of Purchase Ledger systems and processes and experience of overseeing the work of others. You will be self-motivated and able to craft strong relationships with others. You will be relied upon to be the first point of contact for our department and deliver a service that exceeds expectations. You will also need:

    • Intermediate or advanced excel skills – lookups, formulae, pivot tables etc
    • Comprehensive working knowledge of Purchase Ledger systems and processes
    • Proficient with MS Office Applications
    • Attention to detail whilst working at speed
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Team player
    • Strong analytical, numeracy skills
    • Ability to prioritise workloads
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
    • Experience with Access Dimensions accounting system would be desirable


    We at Spicerhaart see the following as essential to progress to the next step of the recruitment journey

    • Focuses on results to deliver business success
    • Self-motivated and driven to succeed
    • Demonstrate professionalism, honesty and integrity
    • Demonstrate effective decision making and problem solving skills
    • You are legally entitled to live and work in the UK in accordance to the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. (Please Note: you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK via proof of address, identity and NI prior to a formal offer of employment).


    Your next step

    We really want to hear from you, even if you aren't quite ready to apply and just want a quick chat - simply call our Talent Team on the number below. Applying is easy - have your CV ready and click on the "Apply Online" button on the top right-hand side of this page.


    We aim to respond to all candidates, successful or not. You will hear back from a member of our Talent Acquisition Team within 10 working days.


    Call the Talent Acquisition Team on

    02922 401485

    (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)


    Equal Opportunities: At Spicerhaart, variety makes our Company DNA come to life. We love people - and what's more - we love the differences that make each person who they are and we support you and encourage those differences to make you the best person you can be. Spicerhaart are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we welcome all talented individuals to apply for a career with us. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity.


    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let our Talent Team know.



    To all recruitment agencies: Spicerhaart does not accept speculative agency CVs. Please do not forward CVs to our Talent Team, Spicerhaart employees or any other company location. Spicerhaart is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.




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