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Accounts Payable Clerk Apprentice

Reference No: 35580
Outdoor and Sports Company Limited
Weekly salary
Hours per week
Hyde Werneth
SK14 1RD

About this opportunity

You will liaise with colleagues and suppliers to achieve this objective and to provide a high level of customer service. Processing Accounts Payable (AP) transactions and support the AP Supervisor to maintain an accurate AP ledger at all times.

Key responsibilities

• AP Processing
• AP Document logging, scanning and distributing to approvers
• AP document filing after approval
• Assist the AP Supervisor with the approving of documents on the system and apply the correct GL code/division
• Minimise unallocated cash ensuring that direct debit and all other documents are processed in timely manner
• AP Ledger Supplier Statement reconciliations
• Prepare payment runs initially for non-stock UK based suppliers

Customer and supplier communication/relationship management - UK suppliers
• Resolve supplier account queries daily
• Establish and maintain good rapport with all suppliers
• Interact with other members of finance department and other departments within OSC

Employee expenses and company credit card processing
• Coding actual expenditure to nominal ledger codes in line with the company's coding structure
• VAT analysis from the receipts submitted and ensuring that all receipts have been submitted
• Uploading processed expenses onto the ledger via a GJ entry
• Reconciling employee expenses and company credit card control accounts

• Preparing/distributing weekly unapproved invoices reports
• Prepare and distribute unapproved purchase invoices reports to relevant approvers
• Prepare statistical info by user and chase approvers for long outstanding purchase invoices
• Liaise with approvers on any queries on long outstanding Purchase invoices

• Support the costing function within the finance department during seasonal peaks if required
• Support to management accountant and director of finance and Ops as and when required
• To take responsibility for contributing to own training and development

Measures of success/KPI’s
• Timely and accurate performance of key responsibilities
• Building and maintaining constructive relationships with all stakeholders and colleagues

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

• GCSES Maths and English A*-C/9-4

Personal Qualities

• Reliability and accuracy
• Drive, and enthusiasm, seen as a self-starter
• Personable
• Honesty & integrity
• Proactive and action orientated
• Takes responsibility
• Flexible
• A sense of humour


• Competent in all microsoft office applications
• Strong analytical skills
• Accuracy, methodical & meticulous
• Effective communication skills
• Personal organisation and time management skills
• Assertiveness and persuasion skills
• 12 months relevant experience for the role in a comparable multi location business structure
• Able to demonstrate working experience in the key responsibilities
• Knowledge and use of ERP packages


Tameside SK14 1RD
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