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Deputy Principal Accountant

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job Type Temporary
Salary £14.50 - £19.37 per hour
Published 11 days ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald
Job Ref NIC0000812_1570608791

Job Description

Grafton Recruitment are working in partnership with a large public sector organisation to recruit a temporary Deputy Principal Accountant to start ASAP for a duration of 5 Months (initially)

Pay rate: 0-12 week's £14.50 per hour

13+ week's £19.37 per hour

Location: Belfast, BT4

Hours: Mon - Fri (9.00am - 5.00pm) - Flexi may be available)

Essential Criteria

  • Have successfully passed the professional examinations and be a full, current member of one of the following bodies:
      • Chartered Accountants Ireland;
      • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland;
      • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;
      • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants;
      • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
      • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy;
      • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.

    Have at least a total of 2 years post qualification* experience, gained within the last 5 years in any one of, or combination of, the following categories:

  • preparing or auditing complete Annual Report and Accounts and /or Management Accounts;

  • preparing, managing and monitoring budgets and the allocation of resources;

  • developing, auditing or implementing large computerised financial systems.

  • *Post qualification experience will be deemed to have commenced from the date on which the Agency Worker was admitted to full membership of one of the professional bodies referred to at 1, having fully satisfied all the criteria for membership.
  • Experience with MS Excel and MS Word, good written communication skills.

Duties

  • Management of the Casework Committee - provide secretariat, review economic appraisals, and prepare submissions to the Accounting Officer and the Department of Finance.
  • Test Drilling - Responsibility for the annual DfE 'Test Drilling' review across DfE and its NDPBs and for providing assurance to the Accounting Officer on the standard of business cases.
  • PAC and NIAO reports - Assist with provision of advice to the Permanent Secretary and Minister on draft NIAO reports as required. Assist with the preparation and quality assurance of appropriate briefing for PAC hearings.
  • RHI Inquiry - Assist with the preparation and quality assurance of departmental response to RHI Inquiry report.
  • Provide financial, governance, delegation and adhoc advice as required.
  • Prepare Finance returns for the branch -profiling, accruals, and budgeting returns.
  • Maintain the Risk Register and the Business plan for the branch.
  • Prepare PPE lessons learned reports and disseminate throughout department.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure check at a cost of £18/£33. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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, Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS ROLE MAY BE FILLED VERY QUICKLY BUT WE WILL KEEP YOUR DETAILS ON FILE FOR ANY FUTURE ROLES THAT COME THROUGH THAT YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN**

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