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Purchase Ledger Clerk

WCS Group
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 28, 2023

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Purchase Ledger Clerk at the WCS Group, you will play a vital role in supporting our quest to build the best water treatment, water hygiene, air quality, and testing company in the UK. WCS Group leads the Water Treatment and Water Hygiene division of Marlowe Compliance Services and is one of the largest water safety specialists in the UK. At WCS Group, we believe that our success hinges on the expertise and dedication of our team members.

Working in a team of seven, you will join the Shared Services Purchase Ledger Team who are responsible for the invoice to payment process across multiple entities, collaborating closely with suppliers and internal teams to ensure the most efficient and effective outcomes.

Hybrid working (If preferred) - 3x days in the office (Unit 17 Wheatstone Court, Davy Way, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AQ) 2x days from home

Key Objectives & Responsibilities
  • Accurately process purchase invoices across one or more entities
  • Ensure the correct VAT treatment of invoices
  • Ensure all suppliers are paid to terms, ensuring payment remittances are sent to the right place
  • Be responsible for the execution of weekly supplier payment runs with direction from the Manager
  • Set up new supplier accounts on the Sage system accounting system as and when required
  • Raise and manage queries with suppliers and internal teams regarding purchase invoices/credit notes
  • Respond to all emails and calls in a professional and timely manner
  • Complete supplier statement reconciliations
  • Mitigate risks to the business by highlighting any potential fraud or concerns
  • Share ideas for process improvement

Key Skills / Qualifications
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience using SAGE (desirable but not essential)
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to flex between work as required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent user of Excel
  • A team player - happy to get “stuck in”

  • Salary upto £24,000 depending on experience
  • Royal London Pension
  • Mental Health & Well-being Scheme
  • Employee Recognition Scheme
  • Paid Recommend a Friend Scheme (up to £2000* for successful referrals)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Additional Day holiday for each full year of completed service (up to 25 days)

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