Financial Accountant - Maternity Leave Cover

Clare, Limerick
04 Jan 2018
23 Jan 2018
Job role
BROTHERS OF CHARITY SERVICES IRELAND - LIMERICK REGION Applications are invited for the following positions that may become available in the coming weeks: Ref:  E 1/18 LOCATION - LIMERICK CITY MATERNITY LEAVE COVER - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (€45,849-€56,032) Essential: Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) Must have excellent MS office skills, particularly Excel and Word Willingness to assume significant responsibility, ownership and accountability Ability to work on own initiative, as part of a team and as leader of a group A ‘can-do' approach with the ability to organise and prioritise workload to meet deadlines Flexibility and adaptability with a logical approach to problem solving and sound judgement Excellent attention to detail with an emphasis on quality output Strong numerical and analytical skills Interpersonal skills that enable you to work with people at all levels Written and spoken communication skills that allow you to inform and advise others clearly Full, clean driving licence Desirable: Level 7 (or above) qualification in Business Studies, Commerce or equivalent Previous payroll experience Previous team management experience Experience in a busy, deadline driven environment Strong understanding of budget control Experience of working in the healthcare/disability sector Informal enquires to:    Maureen Kennedy, Financial Accountant, Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region Telephone:        061-487089 Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is  Monday 22 nd  January 2018 Shortlisting of applications may apply Canvassing will disqualify Panels may be formed The Brothers of Charity Services Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer Brothers of Charity Services Ireland - Limerick Region Post:                             Grade VI [€45,849-€56,032] Financial Accountant - Maternity Leave Cover Location:                       Limerick City Reports to:                    Head of Finance Hours of Work:              74 hours per fortnight 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday (1 hour lunch) 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday (1 hour lunch) Annual Leave:                29 contract days per annum Purpose: Financial Accountant Start Date:                     Current Proposed Dates: Monday 26/02/2018 -  Friday 08/02/2019 Finance Department: Note: The IT Officer currently reports to the Financial Accountant but this will change in the short-term when the IT reporting structure changes so that the IT Officers in each of the six Brothers of Charity Services Ireland Regions commence reporting to the National Head of IT. The Financial Accountant will be responsible for managing the day-to-day items arising within the Finance Department while keeping the Head of Finance fully briefed.  They will have a key role in creating a positive and supportive work environment within the Finance Department.  The individual will complete their tasks, including those listed below, to the highest standard. Main Duties : Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Line Manager to the Accounts Officer Management of the monthly accounts payable and accounts receivable functions ensuring efficiency, accuracy and compliance with procedures Management of the monthly travel expense function Understand the steps involved in the accounts payable, accounts receivable and travel expense function and provide hands on cover for the Accounts Officer as required Payroll Line Manager to the Payroll Officer Management of the fortnightly payroll function ensuring efficiency, accuracy and compliance with procedures Understand the steps involved in the payroll function and provide hands on cover for the Payroll Officer as required Management of the filing of all payroll forms and taxes Management of all payroll queries (e.g. Department of Social Protection Forms, Requests for Loss of Earnings Calculations, etc.) Service Users Money Line Manager to the Service Users Money Officer Providing support to the Service Users Money Officer, in conjunction with the Head of Finance, in providing guidance and support to Front Line Managers and Staff to ensure that the Personal Assets of Individuals who use the Services are managed in line with the Policy on the Handling of the Personal Assets of Adult Individuals who use the Services Management Accounts Preparation of Monthly/Quarterly Management Accounts including: Calculation of Monthly/Quarterly Accruals and Prepayments Posting of Monthly/Quarterly Journals Calculation of Annual Projections based on Monthly/Quarterly Management Accounts Balance Sheet Preparation of Monthly/Quarterly Balance Sheet Reconciliations Annual Financial Statements and External Audit Preparation of Audit Files and support the external audit process Ensuring that all financial matters raised by the Auditors are followed up Facilitation of Annual Interim External Audit Facilitation of any additional External Audit processes as required Facilitation of the Internal Audit Function as required Cashflow Management Review of Monthly Bank Reconciliations Cashflow and Treasury Management including preparation of cashflow projections, anticipation of cashflow requirements and taking of appropriate action Maintenance of Bank Accounts and Bank Account Register Maintenance of Credit Cards / VISA Purchasing Cards and Card Register Provide support to the Head of Finance on: Budget Preparation of Annual Budget Communication of the Annual Budget to Managers and Budget Holders Production of Financial Information Preparation of Costings and Other Financial Information as required Review and Analysis of Financial Information Financial Systems and Controls Review and strengthen systems of internal control, including documentation of systems Develop and implement the Services financial and accounting policies, procedures and processes Assist in the identification of financial risks facing the organisation and implement policies to give effect to risk management strategies Provision of Financial Information and Documentation to the HSE (and other external bodies) as required Other Duties : Such other duties as appropriate to the role as may be assigned by the Head of Finance or Director of Services Support and mentor the other members of the Finance Department To keep up to date with developments specific to financial and accounting matters and the wider Services objectives Travel within the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland - Limerick Region and occasional travel to other locations as required Deliver training as required You are required to establish and maintain relationships with the individuals who use our services that are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence. To co-operate with and develop effective working relationships with (1) other members of the Finance Department and (2) all other members of staff involved in the provision of Services. As the duties and responsibilities of any post in the Services are likely to change with the ongoing requirements of service provision, the holder of this post is expected to have a high level of flexibility, willingness and an ability to develop new approaches to their work. Maintain confidentiality of information and records. As part of the environment of the Services and for their own self-development, the holder of this post is required to participate in on-campus and/or external training as required. Due to the constantly changing needs of individuals who use the services and the constantly changing environment in which services are being provided all staff are expected to have a high level of flexibility and an ability to modify their approaches based on the needs of the individuals who use the services and the requirements of the service delivery environment.  The above details may therefore evolve over time.