Accounts Assistant

Job Overview

Reporting To: Finance Manager and CFO.

Main purpose of the role

The primary purpose of this role is to ensure the post holder will provide a professional financial and administrative support, providing vital support to the effective and efficient operation of the service and its business. They will perform accounting and clerical duties related to the efficient maintenance and processing of all banking transactions, reconciliation and cashflow, month end journal, accounts reconciliation and posting of Petty cash and credit card transaction and any other ad hoc duties required.

This job description describes the roles and responsibilities as currently envisaged. These may change over time in the light of changing circumstances or developments within the national disability sector programme.

Duties & Responsibilities

The principal duties and responsibilities of the posts may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Processing accounts in compliance with financial policies and procedures.
  • Monthly Bank reconciliation.
  • Monthly Credit Card reconciliation.
  • Petty cash upload and reconciliations.
  • Online banking setting up payee and uploading CSV files.
  • Banking and Treasury reporting.
  • Assistance with cash flows.
  • To provide cover for other team members.
  • Entering all Journals to the general ledger (income, expenditure, depreciation, payroll, adjustments).
  • Posting receipts and allocating of payment on associated ledgers.
  • Entering all Journals to the general ledger.
  • Maintenance of Cheque register
  • Direct Debits log and new.
  • Assist with month end closing
  • Provide supporting documentation for audits
  • Maintain confidentiality of organisational information
  • Ad hoc reports.
  • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time by the Finance Manager or designate

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • IATI Qualified or equivalent relevant qualification
  • 1-3 years experience in a busy accounting environment
  • Solid understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles
  • Knowledge of Accounts IQ or similar Accounting Software
  • Knowledge of general accounting procedures
  • Demonstrate strong accuracy and attention to detail and proficient in data entry and management.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Data entry skills with strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • A distinct ability to time manages effectively in order to meet strict deadlines
  • A high level of competency and hands on experience in using Excel, and other Microsoft Office Software
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, exceptional oral and written communication
  • Ability to work on own initiative, and as part of a team


  • Experience of working in Finance in the health care/disability sector
  • Experience in the Not-for-Profit / Charity Sector and/or Section 38/39 organisations

Full Time Permanent (40 hours per week).

Salary scale €29,249 - €37,439 (commencing on first point).

Based out of Head Office in Naas with hybrid working.

20 Days Annual Leave

Death in Service Benefit

Refer a friend scheme

Work/Life balance

Employee Assist Programme offering advice and counselling

All roles are subject to Garda Vetting and relevant Police check for any country of residence of over 6 months from age of 18

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