Assistant Finance Manager – Galway Simon Community

Job Title:

Assistant Finance Manager

Reports to:

Finance Manager

Job Location:

Unit 18 Tuam Road Centre, Tuam Road, Galway



Contract Details:

Specific purpose contract for maternity leave cover

Job Purpose:

The primary purpose of this role is to assist the Financial Controller in the efficient management of the finance function and to provide accurate and timely reporting in order to maximise the contribution of the Finance Department to the effective running of the organisation.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

§  Preparation of management accounts and departmental reports

§  Assisting in the preparation of departmental and annual organisational budgets

§  Responsible for training the CE Accounts Assistant and student placements or interns

§  Production of ad-hoc analytical reports on cost overruns

§  Preparation and review of Actual V Budget comparison reports by dept.

§  Recording rents received and keeping records up-to-date

§  Assisting other members of the finance team with accounts payable queries and approval of supplier payments

§  Preparation of cheque requisitions and cheques as required by Managers/Team Leaders

§  Processing of weekly & monthly wages for review by Financial Controller

§  Preparation of bank reconciliations for all bank accounts

§  Performing General Ledger and Balance Sheet reconciliations

§  Providing supporting documentation for external audit review

§  Improvement of financial policies and procedures

§  Assist in the achievement of strategic objectives

§  Any other ad hoc tasks as required to ensure the accuracy of the financial records and the efficient running of the organisation

Person Specification:


  • Qualified accountant or Part-qualified accountant – applicants must be currently studying towards their ACA or ACCA qualification.



  • At least 2 years relevant experience in preparation of Management Accounts

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and reporting skills

  • Strong team player

  • Ability to adapt and be flexible

  • Excellent time management, planning and organisation skills

  • Previous experience using Quickbooks Accounting package

  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office 365

  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Experience working with a not for profit organisation

Interested applicants must complete and return the Job Application Form, available on, to by the closing date, Friday 13th September.

All job offers will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment medical checks and Garda vetting. Galway Simon Community is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    5pm Friday 13th September