Accounts payable Clerk – Claims

£30,000 - £35,000 DOE

At The Compleat Food Group we’re on a mission to create tasty food that’s better for people and the planet, we call it ‘Food to Feel Good’. We pride ourselves on being a business that gives equal emphasis to HOW we operate as well as the financial results we achieve. 

Our 3,500 (and growing) fantastic people are what make this possible. They are passionate about creating delicious products for UK consumers, leading retailers and our exciting, market leading brands, which include Wall’s Pastry, Squeaky Bean and Unearthed. 

Accounts Payable Clerk – Claims (3-month Fixed Term Contract):

The main purpose of this fixed term contract is to ensure supplier claims for the whole business are processed and paid on a timely basis; supplier queries are resolved promptly; and to support with invoice processing as required

Why Finance at The Compleat Food Group?

The finance team is in an exciting stage of its development, learning how to combine the accounting processes across three previous business into one efficient and effective Group. When stepping into a finance role at The Compleat Food Group, you’ll be stepping into a role that offers you the chance to take full ownership of your responsibilities, in a team that encourages & rewards continuous control and process improvement. 

The Role:

Your working hours will predominantly be Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00*(flexible approach around these hours). 

Duties for this role will include:

  • Process and report on supplier claims to clear the current backlog and bring the process up to date
  • Support with the purchase ledger mailbox in Docuware to ensure work is completed on a timely basis
  • Resolve supplier queries based on a first in first out order across the whole business including ownership of that query through to resolution
  • Reporting and holding the business to account for outstanding purchase order approvals or invoice approvals
  • Perform supplier statement reconciliations on accounts as directed by the Accounts Payable Supervisor
  • Providing samples requested by the external auditor
  • Ad hoc work as requested by the Accounts Payable Supervisor
  • Be an active team member of central finance

Working and participating in a knowledgeable, friendly and close-knit finance team, will be really important to you, but also you’ll be happy to work autonomously. 

Our company works at considerable pace and is very adaptive, we are looking for somebody who is efficient, organised with a proactive approach to work.

As with all roles of this nature it requires excellent attention to detail and effective time management skills. 

Skills and Experiences:

  • Problem solving skills required for supplier statement reconciliations and to resolve supplier queries
  • Good communication skills for managing business questions and challenge the business to help aid and eliminate queries
  • Attention to detail and ability to work at pace
  • Flexibility to ensure level of unprocessed invoices and claims do not increase during peak trading
  • Proactiveness
  • Good IT Skills


  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per annum + Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • Formal and informal learning and development opportunities
  • A progressive working environment that puts its people at the heart of what it does
  • 2 Volunteering days per year
  • Ad hoc team and site incentives

We would love to hear from you, if you are available immediately, looking for a temporary role, with the potential for it to be extended, where you can progress and develop your career. You will be given the opportunity to work with some seriously talented people who know how to have fun and will support during your time with us.

If you are interested or think you are suitable for this role, please contact or forward your CV Alex Newbrook – Group Resourcing Advisor on