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Finance Administrator

Finance Administrator

Job ID:  1147
Department:  Finance
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

Role Summary
This is a newly created role as a result of ongoing business growth, to be based in our Ipswich office. The person in this role will work closely with the finance team and other departments to provide efficient financial administrative support focusing predominately on our rapidly evolving technology arm of the Group.


This role would suit someone who is self-motivated and proactive and can deliver a variety of finance tasks (as outlined below) in a busy and fast paced environment. We are looking for someone who is able to work autonomously to deadlines and enjoys being a valued member of the team. The person in this role should be able to travel to the London office once a week where required (subject to COVID restrictions).

What you will be doing
• Credit control and cash management for the Group’s technology segment (Maritech).
• Raise and maintain monthly and ad-hoc invoicing for Maritech.
• Develop external client relationships and answer queries in relation to invoicing.
• Ensure the accurate coding of purchase invoices on a day to day basis.
• Assist the support and sales team with CRM based queries.
• Undertake global cost recharges of IT related spend.
• Intercompany recharges and reconciliations.
• Challenge the status-quo where needed and help to drive automation and efficiency where possible.
• Develop and maintain strong relationships across the business.
• Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.

What we are looking for
Skills & Experience
• Experienced in credit control, cash management, invoicing, and purchase orders, ideally within a large/global organisation
• Knowledge of accounting principles (i.e. double entry book-keeping / prepayments / accruals)
• Experience of the invoicing and accounting package Xero would be beneficial
• Knowledge of SUN Systems or equivalent and Vision would be an advantage but not essential
• Strong MS Office skills (excel is essential)
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Numerate and good problem-solving skills, with ability to use own initiative
• Strong communication skills (verbal and written), able to liaise with people at all levels
• Self-motivated and highly organised, able to multitask and manage multiple priorities with competing demands and work to tight deadlines
• Team player with a flexible approach
• Able to travel to the London office once a week where required
• Able to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment, and operate with ambiguity