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Finance Sales Ledger Placement Ipswich 2024

We are seeking a Finance Sales Ledger 12-month Placement student to join our Finance team in Ipswich, Suffolk. This internship will provide a good background for students aiming for accounting qualifications.


  • To accurately maintain the Sales Ledger (Oracle), making all cash postings
  • Assist with the control and issue of all invoices, credit notes, and statements to customers
  • Assist with the continuous review of all credit limits through trading experience and external data
  • Assist and participate with the planned implementation of SAP (replacement ERP system), a rare opportunity
  • Ensure all dealers supply copies of annual published Financial Statements
  • To be responsible for Douglas parts customers accounts worldwide
  • Publish monthly a Credit Limit utilisation Forecast report
  • Investigate monthly any Ledger credit balances
  • Assist with US container shipment documents and send to Wells Fargo for factoring
  • Maximisation of cash flow of the Company
  • Assist with the daily Purchase Ledger invoice scanning on to the Hyland database
  • Assist with Purchase Ledger Oracle invoice entry
  • Perform any ad hoc tasks and projects required by the Senior Credit Controller or Finance Leadership
  • Contribute to team spirit to achieve the team goals.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • A nine day working fortnight (every other Friday off work)
  • 30 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Company pension scheme (6% employer contribution)
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • On-site golf course and football pitch
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Long service awards
  • Perks at work (discounted cinema tickets etc)
  • Learning and development opportunities.


  • A strong academic background in relevant A Level disciplines, for example Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Maths, or related subjects (or equivalent qualifications)
  • You should be enrolled in a relevant Finance degree, on track to achieve at least a 2:1 (based on results to date)
  • Prior internships/work experience in Finance roles is advantageous, but not essential
  • You should be an energetic team player
  • Numerically accurate, and methodical and thorough
  • Computer literate
  • Able to work under pressure with a flexible attitude
  • Articulate but firm telephone manner.
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