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Job ID:  3385
Department:  Accounts
Category:  Administration

Houston, US

Employment Type:  Permanent


Company Overview

Offering a complete ecosystem of maritime services, including broking, finance, port services and research, Clarksons is at the heart of global shipping. Our unrivalled reach, expertise, and depth of experience, combined with leading research, enables us to partner with clients across every sector to meet the demands of the world’s rapidly evolving maritime, offshore, trade and energy markets. Building on our unique heritage and harnessing our insights to see further, faster, we work with our clients and communities to create strategies that have a positive impact on the industry and the world around us. Dedicated to excellence, it’s our people that drive success for our clients.

To understand more including day-to-day life at Clarksons, visit us at


Role Summary

As Accounts Assistant, you will work in the Finance function and contribute as part of a crucial team to the core accounting and financial operations for a key portion of the Clarksons business.


What you’ll be doing

• Coordinate all on site accounting functions and act as liaison for all corporate accounting requests.

• Prepare and post daily cash receipts accurately and timely.

• Create and send out invoices, proper filing of invoices into fixture folders.

• Focus on debt collection efforts in a routine manner.

• Prepare, understand, and post journals (i.e. prepayments, cash receipts, expense reports, bank reconciliation and month end journals).

• Preparation of Payables for check runs and cutting checks in accounting software.

• Monitor and develop internal controls and systems.

• Ensure maintenance of all daily filing of documents needed for financial requests.

• Liaise with external auditors and assist with the preparation of schedules and other support as required.

• Identify and support continuous changes and improvements within the business.

• Contribute to key projects and new initiatives.

• Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.


What we’re looking for
We invite applications from candidates who can demonstrate:

• Drive and self-motivation, with the desire and commitment to succeed, deliver excellence and make positive change;
• Relationship building, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build rapport;
• Collaboration, able to work well with others across diverse backgrounds to share information, develop skills, and deliver results;
• Resilience with the ability to persist and adapt;
• Smart problem-solving and analytical abilities, with a curious and inquisitive mind, and an openness to new ideas;
• Professional integrity and a respect for company values.

Other requirements

Skills and Experience
• Knowledge and experience of accounting principles (i.e. double entry book-keeping/ prepayments/ accruals would be an advantage but not essential).
• Knowledge of SUN Systems, Workday Financials or equivalent financial reporting software would be an advantage.
• A high degree of numeracy is essential.
• Organized and able to prioritize own workload in order to meet tight deadlines.
• Self-confident with good communication skills (both written and verbal) and problem-solving skills.
• Experience of working in a team environment within a large organization.
• Commercially aware with interest in the wider economy and world affairs.
• Desire to learn, develop and contribute to the wider team goals.
• Able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
• Good IT skills in MS office packages (at least intermediate level in use of excel) is essential.

Nearest Major Market: Houston