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Accounts Assistant

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€38 to €39 per annum
IRC - Irish Recruitment Consultants
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Title – Research Accounts Assistant

Reporting to – UCD Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Accountant

Duration - >= three months

Location – Tierney Building, UCD Belfield

Overview – to provide accounting and administrative support to the post-award research finance function, specifically the UCD SFI post-award section

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:-

* Preparation of SFI financial reports (cost statements) for submission to the funding agency via its on-line portal “SESAME” – includes liaising with UCD researchers
* Preparation of accounting journals from source documentation
* Preparation and posting of budget journals to the main accounting system
* Running transaction reports to support the research finance reporting function
* Budget check for research hires (involves Excel spreadsheet work at an intermediate level)
* Retrieval, copying and assembly of documentation to support the audit process

Essential criteria

* Accounting, book-keeping experience (minimum three years)
* Understand the importance of attention to detail and accuracy
* Aptitude for figures
* Strong interpersonal, communication and IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel
* Proven ability to work accurately under pressure to meet exacting deadlines

Desirable criteria

* Experience of research funding and/or accounting
* Experience of working in a third-level institution
* Pursuing accountancy qualification

IRC is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Contact Details:
IRC - Irish Recruitment Consultants
Tel: +0035316610644
Contact: Jamie Byrne

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