Euro car parts Ltd

Accounts Payable Clerk

Tamworth, Staffordshire
Up to £22000
31 Jul 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Company Overview   Euro Car Parts is part of the LKQ Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and market leader in collision repair and recycled parts in North America and Europe, with an annualized turnover exceeding $5 billion worldwide and more than 20,000 employees across 7 countries.

Euro Car Parts is the fastest growing, largest automotive aftermarket specialist in the UK, with over 8,000 employees in over 200 branches nationwide.

Continued phenomenal growth in both the UK and Europe and the pursuit of £1bn turnover, it is the passion, high energy, tenacity and a “will to win” that are the driving force behind the astounding, yet consistent growth. 

Job Title: - Accounts Payable Clerk

Reports To: - Accounts Payable Supervisor

Role Summary: - The Euro Car Parts Purchase Ledger team is responsible for all accounting processes in respect to purchases and supplier invoices, for ensuring invoices and credits are appropriately approved, resolving supplier queries and ensuring supplier payments are made on time. The team is involved in ongoing ad-hoc projects relating to Purchase Ledger processes/practices and the ERP System to assist in the continuous improvement of Euro Car Parts.

  Key responsibilities

  • Registration of all invoices received from suppliers
  • Obtaining appropriate authorisation and Nominal Ledger coding of those invoices
  • Verification of suppliers invoices against goods received
  • Posting the invoices to the payables ledger
  • Reconciliation of suppliers’ statements with ledger accounts and resolving differences (Up to 400 a month)
  • Prompt and accurate preparation of payments for suppliers in accordance with the agreed payment terms
  • Tracking and chasing queries with suppliers and internal departments to ensure all relevant credit notes are received
  • Accurate filing of all documentation
  • Resolving queries from suppliers and staff
  • Opening accounts for new suppliers
  • Provide support and assistance to other areas of the finance team when required

  Key stakeholders

  • External suppliers
  • ECP Verification team
  • Internal approvers
  • Branch Administrators

  The candidate Qualifications:

  • GCSE (or equivalent) pass in maths and English


  • Previous purchase ledger experience, ideally in a high volume environment
  • Handling calls from suppliers and dealing with queries
  • Preparation of supplier statement reconciliations

Technical/Product Knowledge:

  • Microsoft Office – in particular strong Excel skills
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Ability to reconcile large number of supplier statements accurately and efficiently via excel

Other Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills at all levels (written and oral)
  • Ability to identify issues and escalate appropriately
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to develop good relationships with suppliers and internal colleagues
  • Flexible approach and ability to work as a team
  • Ability to work to deadlines