Part-time Accountant – Navan

  Essential Criteria Desirable Criteria


Qualifications and Experience:








A recognised accountancy qualification, e.g. AITI, ACCA, CIMA.

Minimum of 4 years’ previous experience in similar/relevant area.

Experience managing people.


Management related qualification.

Experience working in the health care sector, or not for profit sector.


Organisational and Professional Knowledge:






Strategic awareness.

Knowledge of best practice in financial services.

Knowledge of not for profit sector/health care sector.

Management practice.

In depth knowledge of the disability sector.





The post holder will demonstrate an ability to:  



Financial/Resource Management:


Manage preparation of financial data for multiple centres with multiple managers.

Provide clear and concise financial information to managers in a way that is easily understood.

Compile monthly management accounts.

Reconcile trial balance accounts and maintain general ledger.

Analyse monthly accounts system information by cost centre.

Analyse monthly payroll information, and monitor against budget.

Analyse actual total monthly spend against budget.

Prepare annual budget information.

Prepare financial breakdowns for grant applications and service development initiatives.

Judgement and Evaluation: Analyse problems and reach solutions.

Ensure decisions made are professional and consistent.

Deal with difficult situations quickly and successfully.


Conflict resolution skills.
Planning and Managing:


Ensure a quality service is delivered.

Uses initiative to improve the finance/accounts service.

Shows willingness to try out new ideas to add value to the organisation and service.


Project management skills.
Service Delivery and Initiative:


Apply the skills, knowledge and ability to deliver a quality evidence based service on an ongoing basis.

Basic IT skills.


Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.


Team Working:


Provide support to staff to ensure the maintenance of service standards.

Manage the overall performance team/ staff.

Mentor and act as a role model for accounts staff.

Participate in/facilitate training to ensure all staff in the team are trained adequately in line with legal and professional standards.


Leadership: Portrays the service in a positive light.

Demonstrates determination to achieve results and improve the financial management service.

Makes informed decisions based on best available information, taking into account the context within which the decision is being made.




Special Aptitudes and Circumstances: Ability to be objective and reflective.

Willingness to embrace organisational development and change.

Presentation skills.

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