Trainee Accountant – Galway Simon Community

Job Title:

Trainee Accountant

Reports to:

Financial Controller

Job Location:

Office based in Galway Simon Community offices at 18 Tuam Road Centre, Tuam Rd., Galway

Contract Details:

3 year Fixed Term Contract, 37 hours per week

Salary Details:

Basic salary DOE and training package

Job Purpose:

Galway Simon Community requires a highly motivated Trainee Accountant who will be given the opportunity to complete professional ACCA accountancy exams while gaining experience working in a busy Finance Department.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • To work with and under the supervision and direction of the line-manager.

  • Assisting with the month-end management accounts

  • Preparation of bank reconciliations

  • Responsible for accounts payable function including matching of delivery dockets, coding and payment of invoices

  • Processing of weekly wages for employees based upon in house time and attendance system

  • Assisting with year-end audit process

  • Preparation of reports/cost analysis in Excel

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

  • To participate in relevant training and development courses as agreed with your manager.

  • To undertake any other such duties commensurate with the role that may be assigned by the Line Manager.

  • To be vigilant in relation to Health Safety and Welfare Risks in the workplace and bring concerns to the attention of the Line manager or Health and Safety representative.

Person specification:

Essential:

  • Third level Degree in Accountancy, Commerce or a relevant field or extensive experience working in a finance department

  • Must be currently working towards a qualification in ACCA, or about to commence

  • Ambitious, energetic and motivated individual

  • Attentive to detail

  • Willingness to learn

  • Strong communication skills

  • Be trustworthy and conduct the role with integrity

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong team player

  • Ability to adapt and be flexible

  • Excellent time management, planning and organisation skills

  • good analytical skills

  • Proficient in using in Microsoft Office 365 in particular Excel

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable:

  • Previous experience using Quickbooks Accounting Software

  • Previous experience using Collsoft payroll software

  • Experience working with a not for profit organisation

Interested applicants must complete and return the Job Application Form, available on www.galwaysimon.ie/careers to jobs@galwaysimon.ie 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