Trainee accountant

Job Details

James Fisher and Sons plc
Accounting and finance
Barrow-in-Furness, UK
Some College
March 31, 2017


James Fisher Plc is seeking a Trainee Accountant to support the Finance team, based in Barrow. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to start a career within accountancy.


Job Purpose 

To assist in the Finance department with all financial reporting requirements.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Posting Purchase invoices and payments
  • Raising Sales Invoices and receipts
  • Posting  journals
  • Balance sheet reconciliations (e.g. bank, payroll, VAT, Accruals, Prepayments, Sales ledger control, Purchase ledger control)
  • Daily banking and posting of cash receipts
  • Daily bank reconciliations and resolution of reconciling items
  • Resolution of supplier queries.
  • Employee expenses.
  • Resolution of customer queries
  • Assisting in the development of management accounting and costing information available to the department
  • Ad hoc duties as they arise (National statistics returns, preparation of monthly reports)


5 GCSE’s including English and Maths