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Payments Clerk

Published 05 October 2023
£11.0 - £13.0 per hour
Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 5th October 2023
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Payment Clerk | Temporary | Leicester | Up To £13ph

An exciting temporary opportunity has arisen for a Payment Clerk to join a dynamic Finance team. This role is perfect for an individual with keen attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.

Role Highlights:

  • Location: Leicester
  • Hybrid working: Wednesday in the office
  • Employment Type: Temporary (Minimum 3 months)
  • Salary: Up to £13 per hour

Responsibilities: In the role of Payment Clerk, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in the payments process. Key responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring the inbox for supplier invoices and statements, ensuring they are accurately sorted and saved.
  • Posting supplier invoices on SAP for a seamless three-way match.
  • Addressing blocked or parked invoices promptly to maintain supplier payment timelines.
  • Serving as the point of contact for invoice queries, liaising with suppliers and various stakeholders.
  • Ensuring supplier statements are reconciled, particularly during year-end audits.
  • Methodically labelling and storing all supplier invoices on SAP.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate processing of student payments and other ad-hoc requests.
  • Cultivating strong relationships with colleagues and external contacts.
  • Investigating and resolving issues, escalating when necessary.
  • Collaborating with the P2P team to facilitate smooth payment processes.
  • And more!


  • English and Maths GCSE at grade C/Level 4 or equivalent (Essential)
  • Previous experience in high-volume transaction processing (Essential)
  • Familiarity with SAP or similar ERP systems (Essential)
  • Experience in the Higher Education sector or public entities (Desirable)
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in processing transactions (Essential)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional time management skills to meet deadlines (Essential)
  • Methodical approach to administrative tasks (Essential)
  • Outstanding communication skills (both written and verbal) (Essential)
  • Ability to handle queries and complaints professionally (Essential)
  • Team player with the confidence to manage workload (Essential)
  • Knowledge of Data Protection Act and GDPR (Desirable)

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a thriving team in a temporary capacity. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply and become a key player in the payments process.

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Required Skills

  • purchase ledger
  • accounts
  • accounts assistant
  • cashbooks
  • SAP
  • Reconciliations
  • accounts payable

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