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  • Purchase Ledger Clerk

  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive with excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 16-May-2019
  • Job reference: 19057

Job Description

Accounts Payable Clerk

Location - Northampton

Division - Plumbing & Heating

Grade: C4

We have a number of exciting Accounts Payable opportunities at the Travis Perkins Plumbing & Heating division in Northampton. As a result of a hugely exciting business transformation, we're setting up a new Purchase Ledger department at our newly refurbished site in Northampton town centre.

It’s an exciting time to be joining the division as we embark on a transformation journey to create a stronger, efficient and more profitable business. Our strategy focuses on nurturing what already makes us great, while building plans to differentiate our customer offer and continuing to develop expertise, range and delivering a great service to make it easier for customers to do business with us. We want to continue to build a strong culture of winning where customers love to shop and where our people love to work.  

This is an excellent opportunity to be gain exposure to a wide array of responsibilities and tasks. You will provide an excellent service to our Suppliers, Branch and Support Centre network whilst ensuring suppliers are paid in line with negotiated terms thus making certain that the supply of goods and services are never suspended.

Your accountabilities include:


  • Supplier details and payment information to be accurately maintained.

  • Process invoices and credits onto Purchase Ledger system in line with department procedures.

  • Identify supplier invoices that require re-optimisation in the OCR system to gain optimum detail identification.

  • Maximise the number of suppliers sending invoices via Electronic Data Interchange.


  • Prompt analysis of supplier queries, including supplier statement reconciliations to assist management in agreeing the appropriate corrective action.

  • Maximise the number of electronic statements.

  • Document, investigate, and rectify statement to ledger differences. Ensure follow up procedure with suppliers and internal departments.

  • Request and ensure missing invoices and credits are received and on the Purchase Ledger system.


  • Expedite documents to the correct cost centre for authorisation in line with company procedures and identify ways to reduce the number of invoices presented into Workflow lists to ensure suppliers are paid to terms

  • Identify ways of improving the 1st time match rate for stock invoices, by way of recognising the best form of matching mask

With your previous general accounting knowledge and proficient excel skills, this is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate your strong organisational and prioritising skills. Within this role you will communicate at all levels and provide high attention to detail and accuracy. You will need to understand all areas of business and the impact Purchase Ledger can have on the business. It is important that you are a team player, logical, methodical and can work on your own initiative in a fast paced environment.

What we can offer you?

A busy and fast paced business with great benefits, and plenty of opportunities for career progression - join Travis Perkins plc as a Purchase Ledger Clerk based in Northampton and share our success and good times with a hard-working, friendly bunch of people.


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