Job Summary
  • Salary
    £173.00 (per week)
    £50 travel expenses
  • Location
    Colchester, Essex
  • Sector
    Accounting Level 3
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    31st October 2016
  • Employer Name
    Informa Uk Ltd
  • Distance from acadmey
    • 24.3 Miles
    • 32 Minutes
  • Address
    Colchester CO3 3LP, United Kingdom

Job Description

The demands of this role will involve the timely and accurate processing and payment of invoices and expenses to suppliers and colleagues and assisting with their enquiries and queries.

Key responsibilities

The Cash Applications Specialist is expected to assume the following key responsibilities plus any other reasonable duties as required:


  • Responsible for generating payment runs (scheduled and urgent)
  • Ensure all payment runs are signed off by authorised signatories and that treasury have been advised of payment amounts prior to runs
  • Resolve payment rejection queries
  • Write off unpresented cheques
  • General purchase ledger maintenance and reporting
  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers at all times
  • General administration duties

Invoice & Query

  • Uploading & processing of invoices/payment request forms
  • General purchase ledger maintenance and reporting
  • Debit balance dispute resolution
  • Maintenance and matching for PO Orders
  • Managing exceptions on PO orders
  • Manage the business rules in VIM for PO and Non PO invoices
  • Handling and resolution of invoice queries
  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers at all times
  • General administration duties


  • General duty of care to colleagues
  • Work collaboratively across teams/businesses
  • Act as a role model to others
  • Provide help and a buddy system to other members of the team depending upon your level (SSC Specific)

Working Week

Monday – Friday


Requirements & Prospects


Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

• Good communication skills with the ability to build good relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, internal departments and key contacts
• Proficient skills in Excel, Word and Outlook are essential
• Knowledge and ability to use relevant internal systems
• Ability to complete a variety of related tasks
• Pro-actively solve problems
• Excellent Customer Service skills
• Good time management skills
• Ability to be flexible within role
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Good knowledge and understanding of P2P processes within specific area of expertise:
o Queries & Payments
o Travel & Expenses
o Best practice in Cash Operations
• A thorough knowledge of SAP system preferable

Personal Qualities

• Remain approachable under pressure
• Act with integrity, tact and diplomacy
• Work as part of a team
• Highly organised, diligent with attention to detail

Future Prospects

Progression on to level 4 qualifications for the right candidate.

  • Apprenticeship Length
    12 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Accountancy Academy in Chelmsford on a day release basis, the remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace.

You will work to achieve the highly recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification and receive MAAT (Member of Association of Accounting Technicians) status.

You will be learning about all aspects of Accounting and learning new skills related to how businesses work. On the Apprenticeship there will be a good mixture of hands-on practical work and written work.

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)