Purchase Ledger Clerk

Job reference: PLC

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £20,000 - £24,000

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Accounts

Hours per week: 37.5

Encore currently have a fantastic opportunity within our Purchase Ledger team, this role is to cover maternity leave and is a fixed term 9 month contract. If you feel that you would like to gain more experience within accounting or pursue a career then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you as training will be provided!

The Purchase Ledger Clerk is responsible for managing the day to day supplier accounting function on behalf of the estates managed by Encore. Part of the Client Accounting team, this role involves interaction with all departments of the company, including Estate Management, Legal and Facilities, and also requires liaison with external contractors and suppliers.​​​​​​​

What you'll do:​​​​​​​

  • Agreeing and processing works order supplier invoices
  • Processing non-works order invoicing e.g. utilities, insurance and telephone
  • Ensuring compliance with sign off procedures at all times
  • Reconcile supplier statements to the purchase ledger accounts, liaising with suppliers where queries arise.
  • Preparation of weekly payment runs for review by Head of Client Accounts
  • Comparison of required funds to funds available and highlighting areas of concern
  • Raising BACS file and bank movement report
  • Answering supplier queries by phone and email
  • Assisting the accounts team and other departments with day to day / adhoc duties
  • Liaise with estate managers / facilities department to ensure all urgent matters are dealt with

What you'll bring to the team:

  • Experience in service charge client accounting is desirable but not essential
  • Experience with Qube software is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and diary management
  • Excellent team working with an approachable and helpful attitude to all employees
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent computer skills – proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Thorough: attention to detail, the ability to think things through – not just follow a checklist
  • Accountable: take personal responsibility for seeing things through to successful resolution
  • Commitment: take pride in your work and care about your/the team’s performance
  • Mature: common-sense approach. Ability to see where improvements can be made
  • Positive: an optimistic, can-do attitude that enhances team morale

What can we offer you?

  • Full training and the opportunity to pursue a career
  • Perkbox rewards
  • 23 days annual leave
  • ​​​Holiday purchase scheme
  • Long Service Holiday Award –3, 5 and 10 days additional holiday after the same number of years
  • Financial qualification support and study leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye tests and glasses for DSE users