Jumbo has an exciting opportunity for an Accounts Payable Clerk (Trade), in our Finance Department, in East London. We have one (1) vacancy to fill.

The purpose of this position is to have a successful individual that will be responsible for assisting the Accountant to make sound financial decisions within the business and all functions related to the accounts payable role within the trade creditors department.

 Key Accountabilities:

Daily and Monthly Tasks

  • Capture trade creditor invoices onto Pastel Evolution and excel creditors list.
  • Capture trade creditor payments onto Pastel Evolution and excel creditor ledger.
  • Accurate recording of payments within credit payment terms and polices.
  • 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 (Wednesday & Friday).
  • 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 creditor filing system is order and easy to follow.
  • Archiving


  • Maintain cleanliness in office.


  • 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 & external) with requisite documentation / information.

Reporting to Finance Manager

  • Report on outstanding paperwork after month-end

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bookkeeping / Finance Related Qualification
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a similar role

Advantageous skills:

  • Advanced Excel
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Excellent Numeracy Skills
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail


  • Criminal / Credit Check
  • Fraud Check
  • Qualification Verification

If you believe that you qualify and are looking for a challenging career requiring unquestionable commitment and passion, and wish to apply, kindly email your CV together with your motivational letter in support of your application. The closing date for applications will be 30 November 2021.

It should be remembered that any placement made, will be at Management’s discretion. If you have not been contacted one (1) week after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. ONLY SUITABILY QUALIFIED PERSONS NEED TO APPLY.