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Financial Accounting Technician

Public Sector and Government
Ballymena, County Antrim
Up to £19.04 per hour
Startdate: ASAP
Ref: J11798_1718873009
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Job description

Our Client a large public sector organisation requires Financial Accounting Technician in Ballymena

Role: Financial Accounting Technician

Rate of Pay: £19.04 per hour

Location: All college campuses

Hours: 30 Hours

Duration: Temporary July & August

Main duties

  • To act as a member of the Finance Team for the College.
  • To promote the vision, mission and core values of the College.
  • To develop collaboration and promote co-operation with managers and staff across the College and in all financial matters within college.
  • To assist the Financial Accountant in developing, implementing and regularly reviewing the appropriate financial procedures in support of the College's agreed strategic direction.
  • To promote effective communication within the Finance Team, across the College and with all stakeholders
  • Assist the Financial Accountant with the development and review of finance procedures, and the subsequent upkeep of the College's finance procedures manual.
  • Review, on a continuing basis, the procedures within the department including the development of suitable training programmes for new and existing staff for the dissemination of these procedures.
  • Provide initial systems training to Finance Team, budget holders and other staff.
  • Provide advice on finance related issues to all sections of the College and auditors
  • Act as line manager for the Accounts Payable Officer, Accounts Receivable Officer, Credit Control Officer, Cashier and Purchasing Officer
  • Ensure that the work of the finance department is adequately planned, supervised and performed at a high level of efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure uniformity of standards and practice between sections and campuses.
  • System administrator for the College accounting system and responsibility for contact with support as required
  • Daily QLS interface reconciliation - fees and payments across all College sites reconciled to accounting system entries
  • Identification and correction of errors resulting from QLS interface reconciliation
  • Maintenance of the transfer/withdrawal/cancellations table and associated paperwork
  • Processing all credits and refunds for students
  • Liaison with Accounts Receivable Officer and Credit Control Officer with respect to all other error corrections required and processing these on a timely basis
  • Responsibility for taking legal action on overdue debt as required, including attendance at small claims court and liaising with legal representatives
  • Review of accounts payable payment runs
  • Submission of all BACS and DD files for the finance department
  • Review of sundry invoicing § Month end close off procedures for the accounting system and control account reconciliations for accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • VAT Returns
  • Prepare estimates or statistical returns as required by the management or external agencies.
  • Liaise with the College's internal auditor in the continuous review of accounting procedures and matters of good practice.
  • Liaise with the College's external auditors and other agencies as appropriate.
  • Liaise with other teams within the Institute, as is necessary, to maintain the efficient and effective working within the Finance Team.
  • To liaise with Financial Accountant/Management Accounting Technician regarding financial information and systems.
  • To undertake other appropriate duties as required by the Financial Accountant
  • Undertake on-going continuous professional development to ensure a quality service.
  • To contribute to the quality systems and teams within the College as required.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must have successfully completed the professional examinations and have full membership of one of the following Accountancy Bodies:

The Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland;

Association of Accounting Technicians;

or equivalent.


Applicants must have had two years experience in the last five years of working within a finance office. Experience must include at least two of the following:

  • General ledger
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Purchasing
  • Payroll


Applicants must have held a post of responsibility supervising staff (at least one person) within a finance office within the last three years. (To include full range of supervision - work planning, discipline, training)

  • Proficient in double entry book-keeping
  • Experience of using a sophisticated integrated accounts package
  • Experience of managing, leading and motivating staff
  • Ability to analyse data, propose solutions and communicate to others
  • Experience of writing robust procedures
  • Ability to manage own time/work and time/work of others in order to meet targets and deadlines

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Jamie Leetch will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate as Access NI's are not transferable.

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