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Accounts Payable Team Co-ordinator


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£17,961 to £19,015 per annum

Closing date

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

Do you have considerable and recent experience of working in a Finance team?

Do you demonstrate exemplary levels of accuracy and the ability to work with high volumes whilst achieving internal and external deadlines?

Our Finance Department are seeking a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join their team on a full-time, permanent basis. In this role, you will be required to deliver a timely and high-quality service that aspires to exceed stakeholder expectations.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Processing of payment requests, including supplier invoices, payments to students and intercompany transactions.
  2. Accurate and timely validation of data in the University’s Oracle Finance system.
  3. Matching supplier invoices to approved Purchase Orders and other supporting
  4. Regular reconciliation of supplier accounts.
  5. Building constructive and productive relationships with all stakeholder groups.
  6. Supplying all relevant decision makers with accurate and up to date information.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria




As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

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