Purchase Ledger Clerk

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Job Title

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Role Type

Full time, fixed term role for 12 months

Job Location

Billingshurst, West Sussex

Reports To

Purchase Ledger Manager

The company

From day one, Thakeham has been driven by a clear vision: to transform the way people think about new-built developments.

Over 20 years later, that ethos is still very much alive, reflected in our numerous awards and reputation in the sector. Today, Thakeham employs close to 250 people and has a forecasted revenue of £219 million in 2023/24.

An infrastructure-led community creator and strategic land promoter, Thakeham is committed to partnerships, innovation and creating amazing places to live and work. We are industry-leading in sustainability and biodiversity. Every Thakeham home completion will be Net Zero Carbon by 2025.

We pride ourselves on our ‘Infrastructure first’ approach, ensuring communities release the benefits of new development at the outset, rather than later in the process. We deliver social, affordable and retirement housing for a wide range of housing associations and local authorities.

People are Thakeham’s most important asset, and this is reflected in the way we operate. We were recognised in the prestigious ‘Best Places to Work 2023’ and are listed in the Top 100 Best Large Companies to Work For 2023.

Our people enjoy excellent rewards and working conditions in an exciting and growing business. We offer exciting career opportunities, and are keen to develop, guide and support our employees, regardless of what stage they are in their careers.

We value diversity and encourage people to bring their full authentic selves to work. A Gold Armed Forces Covenant signatory and supporter of armed force’s charity Building Heroes, Thakeham operates a Talent for Development outreach campaign for military veterans and college leavers.

Work and fun should not be mutually exclusive and Thakeham offers a range of social events including quiz nights, BBQs and all staff parties. We run informal lunch and learns and take on charity challenges such as dragon boat racing. We encourage people to volunteer in their communities, offering two paid days per year to do so. Where roles allow, our summer hours policy in June, July and August allows people to enjoy longer weekends with their loved ones. A flexible approach to working is available all year round.

At Thakeham we build communities, together.


The department

The finance department provides support to all areas of the business, ensuring we deliver accurate, timely and relevant financial information. The focus of the department is to ensure the processing and timely payment of all suppliers. Due to our continued growth we are looking for an additional Purchase Ledger Clerk to work in a friendly team environment reporting to the Purchase Ledger Manager.   

The role

We have 7 operating companies within Thakeham and the department is paperless. Invoices and statements are sent to emails for each operating company. 

 The role holder’s primary responsibility will be for ensuring the correct & timely processing of the following, within their supplies of responsibility. 

  •  Supplier’s invoices with a 3-way matching processes. Invoice received, matched to PO and Proof of delivery received from Site or manual approval from Site Managers
  • Statement reconciliation 
  • Queries; internal and external
  • Communicating with Buyers on PO queries, when necessary
  • Clearing Emails received with in the inboxes on a day assigned

 This list is not exhaustive. Tasks will be allocated to reflect increasing levels of development and experience. 


The required skills

  • Prior purchase ledger experience with working knowledge of Excel - essential 
  • Knowledge of Coins system - preferred 
  • Excellent attention to detail  
  • Good communication skills   
  • Significant relevant work experience 
  • Ability and willingness to help and solve issues 
  • Strong organisation skills 
  • Effectively and pro-actively manage their time  
  • Work within a strong team environment 


The benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme 
  • Annual holiday allowance 26 days increasing to 27 after 3yrs service and 28 after 5yrs service (plus bank holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health screening
  • Pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Excellent development and progression opportunities for the right candidate
  • Company Social events

Plus a whole range of other employee benefits that we can tell you all about, our employees are rewarded for their performance, attitude and results.



We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and treating people fairly. We will treat all job applicants and employees equally regardless of age, race, religious belief, colour, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. We welcome applicants from all sectors of society and we are committed to promoting an inclusive environment for all.


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