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Office& Accounts Administrator

Ref No: b/oaa/02/24

Location: Londonderry/Derry
Closing Date: 20th February 2024

The Office & Accounts Administrator will be responsible for providing administration support for Burke Shipping Services Ltd and for assisting with the accounting tasks and routine finance function whilst supporting the senior management team.

The Role:

  • Overseeing office function and general office administration, including data entry, form completion, filing, logistics and preparation of documentation, administration duties for ship owners including liaising with various internal staff and external agencies to arrange services for vessels in port;
  • Creation of invoices for port agency services;
  • Liaising with port authority regarding payment of ship owners accounts;
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations to year end standard and within reporting deadlines;
  • Assist with the completion of compliance returns (VAT, etc);
  • Assist in preparing annual budgets. 

The Person:

  • Qualified Accounting Technician (IATI) or equivalent;
  • 3 – 5 years in a similar role;
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and MS Outlook;
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to work on own initiative;
  • Excellent administration skills, organised and able to prioritise work load;
  • Possess excellent communication and problem solving skills. 
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About Us

A division of Fane Valley Co-operative, Burke Shipping Services Ltd has been operating in the Port of Londonderry for over 50 years. Located in the North West of Ireland, at the head of Lough Foyle, a sheet of almost landlocked water 26km long and 13km wide.

Accredited to ISO 9000:2015, Burke Shipping Services Ltd operates at the highest quality levels to ensure excellence in customer service.

Our dedicated team are experienced in ship to ship lightering of vessels at Londonderry anchorage and draw on their local experience to ensure we provide the best service possible.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Burke Shipping is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better