Financial Accountant

Job description

My client is looking for a Financial Accountant for the maternity leave cover.

The company is responsible for an annual budget of circa €165m and its Finance and Corporate Services department is responsible for the overall governance of the Authority.


  • Support the Financial Controller (FC) in ensuring funds are disbursed in line with agreed policies, procedures, and agreements
  • Provide timely, accurate and complete financial information to the management team on a regular basis
  • Provide support to the wider finance team assisting with Month and Year End reporting and Internal, External and European Audits

Some duties:

  • Preparation of monthly drawdown and management reports
  • Management and preparation of Tax returns including VAT, RCT, Withholding Tax and P30
  • Management of month end process including preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Management of Commitments schedules ensuring accurate reporting of same and ensuring amounts are in line with contractual agreements
  • Review monthly payroll and validate all payroll deductions
  • Validate annual pension entitlement figures prior to the production of pension benefit statements

  • Lead and/or assist the coordination of Internal audits and implementation of audit findings
  • Input into the preparation of the annual budget and forecast and formal submission
  • Identification of areas for systems and process improvements; and ensuring all policies and procedures are kept up to date

Full job spec on request 


  • Excellent  IT skills and a working knowledge of accounting packages
  • Good communication and strong customer service skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure and achieve tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills

If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact Justyna Pinkowska at Sigmar on 01 474 4646 or email

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