Accounts Administrator – Public Body

Our client, a not for profit organisation based in Dublin City Centre is currently recruiting for an Accounts Administrator. This is a contract opportunity for a period of a year. The salary for this position is €25,909 per annum.

Role purpose:

Responsible for implementing effective financial administration systems, review and analysis of financial returns, carrying out administrative and financial checks on grant expenditure and the production of financial information.

Key responsibility areas:

Review financial reports submitted by beneficiary groups for accuracy and completeness

  • Carry out administrative and financial checks on grant expenditure to ensure all information submitted is compliant with programme requirements
  • Provide support to beneficiary groups by directly responding to queries raised as part of the financial management process of the relevant grant scheme
  • Provide finance inputs to presentation materials for seminars, conferences and training sessions for beneficiaries/implementing bodies; participation in these as required
  • Responding to internal/external queries and information requests
  • Involvement in payment of funds to beneficiary groups via payment set up and other data inputs to facilitate payment run process
  • Implement and maintain efficient & effective financial administrative systems
  • Provide administrative back up and support to all aspects of the Team
  • Other ad hoc duties when required

Required skills and competencies:

  • 2/3 years work experience of financial accounts/ financial administration
  • Experience in efficiently managing a busy workload
  • Strong analytical skills & attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise tasks effectively
  • Computer literacy particularly in CRM systems, SharePoint, and MS packages e.g. Excel, WORD and Outlook
  • An understanding of the operation of databases

Desirable skills:

  • Relevant third level finance qualification (e.g. Certificate, Diploma, accounting technician/recognised payroll qualification), or equivalent
  • Knowledge of workings of the community/voluntary/public sector

Understanding of Irish language

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