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Purchase Ledger Controller

Purchase Ledger Controller

Job ID:  1908
Department:  Administration
Category:  Finance/Accounting

Ipswich, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent

Company Overview

Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.


To understand more about day-to-day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com



Division Overview
Clarksons Port Services provides the highest standards of support with 24/7 attendance to vessel owners, operators and charters at a wide range of strategically located ports in the UK and Egypt.
We provide vessel agency, project logistics, vessel chartering, freight forwarding, warehousing, crew travel and industrial supplies. Service is our watchword.
To learn more about Clarksons Port Services, please visit us at https://www.clarksons.com/services/support/clarksons-port-services/


Role Summary
As Purchase Ledger Controller, you will be responsible for maintaining purchase ledgers and liaising with suppliers and colleagues with regards to posting invoices, payment runs and supplier account reconciliations.


What you will be doing
• Overseeing the purchase ledger function
• Supporting purchase ledger staff
• Compiling of payment runs prior to authorisation.
• Allocating payments made to supplier accounts.
• Reconciling supplier accounts within Sage 200.
• Setting up supplier accounts and verifying changes of bank details.
• Posting, coding and batching of supplier invoices.
• Maintaining of old ledger balances.
• Investigating and correcting errors within Sage 200
• Dealing with supplier queries via email or phone.
• Liaising with colleagues to assist with ledger queries.
• Raising of ad hoc payments and staff expenses.
• Ad hoc / additional duties as required in order to meet the needs of the business.

What we are looking for

Skills & Experience
• Purchase ledger experience essential
• Numerate with a high focus on accuracy and attention to detail
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, able to liaise with people at all levels
• Good problem-solving skills, and able to use initiative
• Organised and self-motivated, able to multi-task and prioritise to meet deadlines
• Ability to work calmly under pressure
• Approachable team player
• Flexible and proactive approach to work
• Experience of online banking systems
• Strong IT skills, with intermediate excel skills