Purchase Ledger Clerk - Support Centre

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Finance
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Job ref: 054591
Published: 11 months ago

About Us

Fancy developing your career with the UK’s fastest growing builders’ merchant? We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic and ambitious individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude to help us support our ever growing branch network who serve the nation’s tradespeople.

We won’t pretend it’s not hard work, however you’ll be working with some great people and in return we offer a first-class rewards package.

We’re growing year-on-year with no signs of slowing down. With new branches opening their doors nationwide, this is your chance to be a part of our exciting journey and build your career with Selco.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a work environment that is diverse, inclusive and welcoming to all. Our aim is for Selco colleagues to be a true representation of all sections of society. We are committed to the Health and Safety of our Colleagues being our top priority.

The Job

This is a fixed term role for a period of 6 months. You will be working in a Purchase Ledger department, reporting directly to the Purchase Ledger Manager. The primary importance of the Purchase Ledger Clerk is to support the purchase to pay and Head office and Store goods in network, ensuring the continuity of supply of stock and service to the business. The role will be responsible for stock discrepancies that need to be actioned daily to include branch, head office and supplier contact. Monitor and review all items that have not auto matched, and the relevant action taken within a 48-hour deadline. Goods in and Head office queries are to be dealt with daily and a report of all outstanding issues to be sent weekly to the stores. Suppliers are to be contacted on a regular basis for the collection of credit notes and POD’s. This is a hands-on role, with the individual focused on both helping to ensure the area stays on top of the volumes of invoices and queries as well as ensuring the area meets key goals for payments to suppliers can then be raised within terms agreed.


As this role is dealing with suppliers, Support Centre departments and branch Goods In colleagues daily you will have to have a high level of communication and customer service skills.  You will need to be systems numerate and a demonstrated ability in a financial accounting system.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a Purchase Ledger or a similar accounts role. You will have worked as part of a team, and have a flexible and decisive approach when covering other team members’ accounts & roles

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate all the above as well as showing an aptitude for success through confidence, accuracy, and team work to ensure we achieve our service guarantees.

Experience & Skills

  • Considerable experience of working in accounts or in a similar environment.
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Accurate keyboard skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Good telephone manner
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience of dealing with large amounts of paperwork in a fast-moving environment

What can I expect in return?

At Selco, the opportunities for professional growth and development are immense. We actively support internal advancement through a fully developed and supported career path, with plenty of training opportunities along the way.

We also offer a huge range of company benefits, including a competitive salary, profit-based bonus scheme, free health cash plan, share save scheme, holiday buying, thousands of retail discounts and offers, a company pension scheme, Cycle to Work and free Life Assurance.