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Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant

Job ID:  380
Department:  Gibb Central Services
Category:  Finance/Accounting

Great Yarmouth, 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, what makes working with us unique and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com



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/



Gibb Tools and Supplies is a leading specialist tool supplier to the industrial and retail sectors. Strategically located in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth to fulfil the needs of the ever-expanding oil and gas and marine and renewable industries, Gibb Tools and Supplies provides a complete supply solution.

To learn more about Gibbs Tools and Supplies, please visit us at https://www.clarksons.com/services/support/gibb-tools-supplies/


Role Summary:

We are seeking an Accounts Assistant for our Great Yarmouth office. This is a key role and will be the sole Accounts person in this office, reporting into the Accounts Manager who is based in our Aberdeen office.


What you will be doing 

  • Input purchase ledger invoices and matching to Purchase Orders.
  • Resolve queries which arise from the assigned purchase ledger and sales ledger allocation.
  • Reconcile statements from assigned set of suppliers on the purchase ledger.
  • Maintain a record of debit notes awaiting credits from suppliers.
  • Credit control duties of assigned customers on sales ledger.
  • Upload sales invoices to client portals for processing.
  • Maintain overseas sales documentation for proof of export.
  • Complete documentation for new sales ledger accounts and purchase ledger accounts and set them up in accounting system.
  • Run monthly credit control reports for management.
  • Prepare payment runs on alternate months.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders in order to resolve ad hoc queries regarding accounting procedures.
  • Provide cover for Account Manager in their absence (i.e. annual leave). Duties include bank postings and reconciliations and printing daily sales analysis for management.
  • General administrative and office support.
  • To fulfil any additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.


What we are looking for 

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Previous accounting experience
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good numeracy and problem-solving skills
  • Organised and able to use own initiative
  • Dedicated, self-motivated and hard working
  • Good communication skills
  • Good administrative skills
  • Enthusiastic and positive outlook
  • AAT/equivalent accounts training
  • MS office skills (excel – intermediate)
  • Experience of using an integrated accounting and stock package