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Purchase Ledger Clerk


Extraordinary tasks require extraordinary people, which is why we look for employees who show outstanding motivation, dedication, team spirit and are willing to be custodians of the Kärcher Brand.

All over the world, Kärcher is synonymous with top performance, innovation and quality. In the same way that our products stand out from others, we stand out as an employer too. As a family-owned company, mutual appreciation and trust are particularly important to us. At Kärcher you can expect interesting challenges and open knowledge sharing as a perfect platform for your individual career planning and personal development.

Only together can we create that which sets Kärcher apart – and each individual employee plays an important role in this. The difference is you.


Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary with career progression
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • 24 days annual holiday + bank holidays (increases with service)
  • Simplyhealth Cash Plan (including retail discount scheme)
  • Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Staff discount on Kärcher products


Purchase Ledger Clerk


Purpose of the role

To be a custodian of the brand, to effectively meet our customers’ needs, and to help build a growing, profitable, sustainable Kärcher. To provide support to delivering an effective and quality, purchase ledger service to the Karcher UK & IE business.


Your key responsibilities will be

  • Ensuring all invoices are received and uploaded into SAP in a timely manner
  • Reconciling customer accounts against supplier statements, chasing for invoices that are missing
  • Chasing suppliers for invoices relating to direct debit deductions
  • Managing all supplier payment runs, twice monthly which includes a review with the senior managers prior to upload
  • Uploading all adhoc payments that are requested either into Tis; the portal used to manage all outbound payments or send to Financial Shared Service team to upload 
  • Managing supplier on-line portals for the download of invoices and statements, on request of the supplier only
  • Managing the WPS portal; our internal portal for pre-approved purchase orders
  • Working closely with the Business Support team to manage our Concur portal, which is required for all company personnel spends and credit cards
  • Managing the administration for company credit cards
  • Raising cheque payments and ensuring appropriate signatories have signed
  • Completing the payment run once a month, which will also include inter-company payments; providing backing details and raise all payments through Tis
  • Managing relationship between supplier and invoice approver (within Kärcher) when suppliers are chasing payments of unapproved invoices
  • Supporting when requested, with company audits which take place twice a year


Your qualifications, experience and characteristics are

  • 3 GCSEs at Grade 4, or equivalent, including English and Maths
  • Previous experience in a Credit Control and/or Customer Service role
  • Experience with account management and reporting/managing data
  • Proficient at using MS Office
  • Experience using SAP
  • Fantastic communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work within a team and build relationships
  • You must be proactive and be highly organised
  • You must have excellent problem solving skills


Contact details

Kärcher (U.K.) Ltd

Human Resources – Alastair Marshall, Recruitment Co-ordinator

01295 752162