Accounts Payable Clerk - East London

Reference: Accounts Payable Clerk
Job Title:
Accounts Payable Clerk - East London
Job Level:
Job Type:
Job Location:
Eastern Cape
East London
Basic Salary:
Cost to Company Salary
Salary Frequency:
Per Annum
Salary From:
Salary To:
Clothing Retail
Job Description:

Our client, a national retailer, seeks to employ an Accounts Payable Clerk for their branch in East London.

Job Purpose:
To drive, manage, deliver and plan all specifically assigned finance – related tasks of the business.
This candidate will assist the Accountant to make sound business choices within their specific department / role.


  • Capture trade creditor invoices onto Pastel Evolution and Excel Creditors List
  • Capture trade creditor payments onto Pastel Evolution nd Excel Creditor Ledger
  • Accurate recording of payments within credit payment terms and policies
  • Accurate supporting documentation to be attached to reconciliations
  • Accurate verification of supporting documentation (VAT no., amount, order no., authorization etc)
  • Reconcile trade creditors accounts to supplier statements
  • Preparation of monthly creditors reconciliations and submission for review
  • Follow up on outstanding reconciliation items
  • Check on outstanding queries on reconciliations
  • Follow up and handling of trade creditor queries
  • Identify supplier queries and resolve in a speedy manner
  • Update AP Sheet bi-weekly
  • Identify potential early payment discounts
  • Negotiate payment terms with suppliers and raise any discount opportunities with the finance manager
  • Send proof of payment to suppliers adhoc
  • Ensure trade creditors filing system is up to date
  • Ensure trade creditors filing system is in order and easy to follow
  • Archiving


  • Follow up on outstanding paperwork from Warehouse
  • Tick off paperwork as / when received from Warehouse
  • Keep record of supplier details and terms
  • Keep supplier details and terms up to date
  • Assist Auditors (internal and external) with requisite documentation / information

Report on outstanding paperwork after month – end.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Minimum of  3-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Bookkeeping / Finance – related qualification advantageous
  • Clothing retail experience is beneficial
  • Computer Literate and advanced Excel Skills
  • Proficient in Pastel
  • Valid Driver License


  • Adaptable when working under pressure
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills on all levels
  • Team player
  • A proven ability to manage staff and ensure maximum productivity
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Accuracy and good eye for detail
  • Willingness to learn

Market – related salary negotiable dependent on candidate skillset and qualifications.