Graduate Trainee Accountant (CIMA/ACCA)

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast moving and growing business, with the potential to quickly take on responsibility and grow within the organisation.

The role will involve working in the Finance team, including closely with the Finance Director, with full training and career development provided for an enthusiastic individual looking to develop their career and complete their professional exams.

We are a high-growth dynamic business with exciting and ambitious plans ahead. This would be an ideal time to join the Finance team to gain experience and skills in a wide range of Finance areas as well as to contribute to the organisation’s continued success.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Monthly management accounts preparation – balance sheet management, fixed assets register maintenance & reconciliation, depreciation, prepayments, accruals and any other nominal procedures.
  • Monthly bank reconciliations, VAT Returns, Governmental submissions and other accounting duties such as purchase invoices, purchase payments, payroll processing.
  • Other activities within the Finance team – you will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic and experienced team and role flexibility will be essential.

Skill Requirements


  • Accounting, Finance, Business degree qualified
  • High levels of enthusiasm
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – good team player
  • Strong IT/Microsoft Office (especially Excel) skills
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills, with the ability to challenge
  • Ability to plan and manage changing priorities
  • Able to work to deadlines – both internally and externally

Preferred (but not Essential):

  • SAGE experience


  • Fully funded financial & study time support for professional training towards becoming a qualified CIMA / ACCA accountant
  • Competitive salary depending on experience for 37.5 hours per week
  • Private medical scheme
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of 8 statutory days)
  • Bonus scheme

About Port of Blyth

Port of Blyth is the port operating division of Blyth Harbour Commission, an independent statutory trust established in 1882. It is one of the largest Trust Port’s in the UK handling cargo across four terminals based around the River Blyth.

Together with major logistics and training divisions, the Port group has a growing turnover exceeding £31 million, driven by growth across a variety of sectors but particularly offshore energy, with the Port is now recognised as a major strategic east coast base supporting the sector. Other trade handled includes containers, dry bulks (coal, aggregates, cement etc.) and marine fuels.

How to apply

Applications in writing by email to Stuart Balmer-Howieson (HR Manager):

Closing — 25/07/2024