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Accounts Payable Clerk

Location: Ashington

Salary: £20,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 169172

A pivotal organisation in Northumberland operating in the charity/education sector is looking to recruit an Accounts Payable Clerk to join their busy finance team. You will report into the Finance Manager, and be responsible for undertaking administrative and financial processes within the school including being responsible for processing and checking all invoices, checking and reconciling statements and dealing with order queries.


Day-to-day (not limited to):

  • Provide financial reports as required, using the finance system and/or spread sheets as necessary, e.g. income spread sheets, age creditors reports, petty cash, reconciliation reports, suggested bank payment reports, spend analysis reports, aged debtors report

  • Be responsible for the preparation of computerised orders, scrutinise, post and process all invoices

  • To produce monthly accruals spreadsheets, and post the accruals journal monthly ensuring all coding and net amounts are correct.

  • Check statements of accounts using the Finance System

  • To reconcile ‘Grant’ spending and provide evidence when requested.

  • Assist with and administer safe keeping of specified monies, e.g. charities, book fairs, school trips, sales, uniform

  • Be responsible for the banking of all school monies as required 


  • Very Good numeracy and literacy skills (A-C grade – GCSE)

  • Advanced Excel skills and working knowledge of other Microsoft applications

  • Ability to work as member of a team

  • Ability to self evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities

  • Willingness to participate in learning and development commitment to the needs of the organisation and learners