Finance Assistant – 3 Month Contract – Dublin 4

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Finance Assistant – 3 Month Contract – Dublin 4

Reporting to: Finance Operations Manager and Team leader

Our client, who is in the insurance industry, is looking for a Finance Assistant to join their Finance team of 15. This role will be to support and work collaboratively with members of the Finance Department in the delivery of a high-calibre service.

This role is a 3-month contract and is based in Sandymount, Dublin 4


  • €26-30,000 DOE


The list of tasks in this job description are broken into the three areas and not all of this is expected of the person to begin with.

Client Funds:

  • Produce, record and issue settlement payments
  • Management and reconciliation of Client funds account
  • Process Foreign currency payments on Client accounts
  • Record and account for excesses / recoveries received
  • Manage Stop payments
  • Timely and efficient resolution of unresolved client funds issues
  • Weekly bank reconciliations
  • Liaise with clients re settlement of monthly Bordereau
  • Other duties as directed by the Client Funds Payment Controller

Accounts Payable:

  • Ensure that all invoices and expense claims are authorised in accordance with company expense policy
  • Chasing up authorisation where not authorised
  • Inputting all invoices and expense claims into the accounts system
  • Accurate coding to expense codes and cost centres
  • Process weekly/monthly payment runs following the internal payments procedure
  • E-File invoices to agreed filing procedures
  • Issue confirmations / remittances to suppliers
  • Maintain Fixed Asset register in accordance with Capex policy
  • Answer any creditor queries from suppliers
  • Estimate and post month end accruals / prepayments
  • Monthly analysis and review of expenses codes / costs centres entries
  • Reconcile Budget/Forecast v Actual expenditure and report on variance to management
  • Petty cash management & reconciliation

Accounts Receivable/Cash & Banking:

  • Monitoring, allocation, and posting of all incoming funds from company bank accounts
  • Daily banking and lodgement of cheques
  • Debtor posting and reconciliation to SUN accounts system
  • Preparation of Debtor Bordereaux for major accounts
  • Responsible for daily import and reconciliation of company fees
  • Liaising with clients including chasing up of unknown lodgements
  • Timely and efficient resolution of unresolved issues
  • Supporting credit controller
  • Ad hoc analysis and investigations
  • Project work
  • Other duties as directed by Management

Skills and Experience:

  • Leaving certificate accountancy and/or commenced a recognised accountancy technician’s course
  • Experience with SUN/SAP accounting system preferable but not essential
  • Experience working within a busy Finance department preferable but not essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Good collaborative skills, ability to quickly establish effective internal and external working relationships with key people across different services/functions
  • Calmness and ability to respond effectively when under pressure e.g. in an emergency
  • Ability to meet weekly / monthly deadlines
  • Ability to work flexibly, on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Sound knowledge of MS Excel
  • Strong attention to detail and process
  • Highly numeric
  • Ability to follow up on unresolved issues in timely and efficient manner

Personal attributes

  • High levels of motivation and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to operate flexible hours
  • A positive attitude, co-operative, willing to comply with company policies and procedures and work constructively with colleagues
  • Willing to contribute to the overall improvement and success of the business, working practices
  • Capable of working well in a team environment
  • Capacity to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Proactive approach
  • Willing to commit to our core values

Please apply through the link provided for the attention of Meghan Darmody at Osborne or call Meghan on 01 6384400 for further information.

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