Accountant, Public Sector, Kildare

Accountancy Solutions (Kildare, Ireland) 3 days ago

Our Client a Public Service Body based in Kildare are currently looking to recruit an Accountant to join their team on a contract basis.

This role will support the Head of Finance in delivering expert financial advice and decision support for the running of the organisation.

Role will involve:

Financial Performance

  • Play a lead role in engaging on behalf of the  Head of Finance with Service colleagues on all matters of financial performance;
  • Support and develop the provision of financial analysis and commentary in accordance with agreed deadlines.
  • Support the development of the financial reporting framework in the continued implementation of the Pay & Numbers strategy;
  • Work closely with senior colleagues in a number of key performance processes, including Estimates, Service planning & Budget Allocation;
  • Engage effectively with service leads to ensure adequacy of expenditure control and cost containment
  • Financial/governance/compliance aspects of managing the relationship with funded service providers
  • Communicate effectively with all internal/external stakeholders

Financial Control/Compliance

  • Reviewing and sign-off of relevant management accounting and financial accounting information including accruals/prepayments, cost transfers, monthly and ad-hoc reports, cost containment reports, forecasts and cash reports
  • Assist in the Annual Tax Compliance review
  • Implementation of control improvements/audit recommendations with service leads;
  • Provide analysis as required of income and maximising same/minimising write-offs
  • Deliver effectively against any other requirements under controls/compliance as required from time to time by Head of Finance

Service Improvement

  • Play a key role in supporting improvements in financial data management, including  integrity of ERP system data, local databases and other data interfaces, for example with HR and Services KPI;
  • Support the rollout of key system reform processes, including IFMS, CFI, Stabilisation and Finance Reform;
  • Play a key role in the rollout of Community Costing initiatives within the organisation.

Suitable candidates:

  • Be a Member or passed finalist of a recognised or prescribed accountancy body such as ACCA, CPA, ACMA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent
  • Have a demonstrable record of achievement in a financial analysis/reporting role within a large complex organisation, encompassing direct engagement with and influencing of senior decision makers;
  • Be able to display a keen understanding of and ability to use ERP systems and to translate that usage into the production of management information
  • Be highly proficient in using spreadsheets and/or databases to deliver solutions to business challenges
  • Have shown an ability to influence change through effective communication of financial and business information

If you are interested in the above please contact Yvonne Rafter

Accountant, Public Sector, Kildare

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