Sales Ledger Clerk & Credit Controller (7 Months Fixed Term Contract)


Sales Ledger Clerk & Credit Controller (7 Months Fixed Term Contract)


Purcell is an award-winning architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a strong commitment to quality. We have staff of approximately 250 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 14 offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. We provide a strong culture of growth with many opportunities for training and development.

Our benefits include agile and flexible working (3 days in office, 2 days working from home), with core working hours of 10am-4pm, a bonus scheme and many more benefits, including bike2work scheme. We provide a strong culture of growth with many opportunities for training and development.

We are seeking an experienced Sales Ledger Clerk and Credit Controller to work alongside our current team member performing a similar role, to support the Finance team:


  • Raising sales invoices in collaboration with Project Leads
  • Chasing outstanding debt via telephone & email
  • Ensuring timely collection of all debts & payments in accordance with the company's methods and procedures
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Escalating complex cases for subsequent action
  • Reviewing outstanding debt
  • Producing aged debt reports
  • Dealing with any invoice/payment related queries
  • Reconciliation of accounts

The role would be an approx. equal split of time between raising sales invoices and credit control.



  • Education to GCSE level (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Maths Grade C / 5 or above (or equivalent)
  • Previous experience of credit control and preparing and processing sales invoices
  • Experience of meeting deadlines and working in a pressurised environment
  • Experience of dealing with people at all levels
  • Very high standards of accuracy and presentation
  • Able to work additional hours during peak periods
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Able to work proactively on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Excellent organisational skills and able to multitask.
  • The ability to have responsibility for own areas or work
  • Positive outlook
  • Team player
  • Proactive ‘can do’ approach
  • Commitment to the role/focus
  • Enthusiasm for developing work skills and job specific knowledge for self and team
  • Professional at all times and a co-operative and collaborative team member
  • Regular travel to the Colchester studio is required particularly during the initial training phase


  • SAGE 50
  • Project costing systems
  • Intermediate Excel including pivot tables and Vlookups

This job description is a guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of Purcell.

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