7 Aug 2018

Fleet Accountant

Lomar Shipping Limited – Onshore

Job Description

We are looking for a Fleet Accountant to join our Accounts Department in London, to undertake the accounting for a fleet of vessels and support the production of Group monthly management accounts.

fleet accountant

The successful candidate will be part-qualified, ambitious, fast learner with can do attitude, strong attention to detail and a genuine interest in shipping. The role includes:

  • Recording and processing of day to day sales and purchase ledger transactions in relation to the vessel owning companies within their fleet;
  • Preparation and monitoring of fleet’s weekly and monthly cash flows;
  • Maintaining each vessel’s fixed asset schedule, including recording of capital expenditure, Dry-dock expenditure and ensuring relevant depreciation in accordance to Group accounting policies;
  • Accounting for prepayments and accruals in relation to insurance premiums and administrative expenses;
  • Reconciling charter hire for each period and analysing each vessels’ revenue;
  • Regular reconciliations of balance sheet accounts including bank reconciliations, inter-company reconciliations and other control accounts;
  • Liaising with other departments in the Group and third party vessel managers on matters including, but not limited to; monthly reports/accounts for each vessel, budget discussions, actual/budget variance analysis, cost allocations, insurance claims and funding;
  • Month end: Reviewing of trial balances for each company to ensure accuracy before they are submitted to the Group Accountants;
  • Year end: Liaising with external auditors, preparation of year end reporting packs and statutory accounts;
  • Systems: being the Administrator for the accounting system (Access Dimensions 2.50b); by setting up new companies, nominal accounts, uploading annual budgets etc.;
  • Assisting with ad hoc projects as may be required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently studying to achieve a professional accounting qualification;
  • Prior experience in working in an accounting function within the shipping industry;
  • Ability to prioritise tasks effectively in a changing environment so as to meet the goals of the team within the agreed deadlines;
  • Able to work as a member of a team, supporting colleagues and developing good working relationships;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Access Dimensions 2.50b);
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills across all levels (top management and staff);
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
Fleet Accountant


Job Types: Onshore.

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