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Financial Project Accountant

  • Dublin North
  • Contract
  • Industry
  • Reference: 29578YR

Financial Project Accountant

Reporting to the Head of finance, This role is to work with the accounting software provider to develop the system and reporting frameworks in order to ensure compliance with statutory financial reporting obligations and management reporting requirements.

Reporting Framework & Statutory Obligations

  • Assist the organisation with internal reporting requirements and compliance responsibilities under the Charities Act 2009 and FRS102;
  • Review the current reports on the system to ensure that they meet the objectives of the Charities Act, Charities SORP and FRS102 accounting requirements;
  • Develop and enhance management reports to ensure accurate and timely reporting to stakeholders;
  • Work with third party software providers to develop and automate the reporting requirements for management reporting and the external statutory audit process;
  • Review the general ledger coding structure to ensure that it is sufficient for management reporting;
  • Liaise with external auditors to ensure all reports meet their requirements
  • Assist with the preparation of  the financial statements, ensure that the  coding structure and reports in Accounts IQ (AIQ) are in line with Charities SORP and FRS102;
  • Liaise with the Charities Regulatory Authority as necessary e.g. queries filing returns etc.;
  • Ensure all fixed assets are tagged and are reconciled to  the fixed assets register;
  • Support the Financial Controller with budgets and quarterly reporting;
  • Make recommendations with regard to internal control processes and the reporting framework;
  • Work with internal auditors as required;
  • Assist the Financial Controller in implementing recommendations from the internal audit process;
  • Work with the relevant people in the Finance Secretariat to ensure all collections from parishes are accurately recorded and reported in a timely manner;
  • Work with the Office for Financial Development to enhance and modernise the cash collection process;
  • Attend briefings, updates and courses as required and make presentation to various groups and committees as well as participating in the occasional evening briefings.

 Financial IT

  • Develop future appropriate reports for the relevant people in the Finance Secretariat to support them with financial statement preparation and regular financial management reporting;
  • Review and work with software suppliers to up-date and improve AIQ for system improvements;
  • Work with other software suppliers in developing and improving the system as required;
  • Ensure that the functionality available  on the system is being fully utilised;

 Annual Audit

  • Assist in the preparation of the statutory financial statements for the Organisation
  • Automate the audit preparation process and the preparation of the financial statements;
  • Work with the external auditors to make the statutory audit process more efficient.


Education & Related Experience):

  • Appropriate professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, ACMA);
  • 5 years + post qualification, industry experience in an accountancy and systems role with a focus on management information systems;
  • Charity sector experience is desirable;
  • Commercial background with internal or external audit experience;
  • Technical knowledge in the areas of financial accounting and reporting management;
  • Trained and experience in ensuring the reliability of financial information (e.g. existence accuracy, and completeness of information);
  • Experience of aggregating information from various sources to ensure clear and accurate reports;
  • Strong systems experience, in particular developing and automating reports which enhance reporting frameworks;
  • Understanding and experience of the application of legislation to meet the financial requirements (Charities SORP and FRS102);
  • Specific working knowledge of current software used in accounting, auditing and financial applications (e.g. advanced excel) financial statement presentation and audit preparation;
  • Project management experience desirable;
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Yvonne Rafter
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