Accounting Technician

  • Salary (full time):
    £25,000 - £28,000 Salary (full time)
  • Type of contract:
  • Contracted hours:
  • Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
  • Closing date:
    28 March 2019
  • Interview date:
    5 April 2019

About us

Christian Aid Ireland lifts individuals and communities around the world out of poverty.  We want you to help us to maximise our resources by helping to ensure that our finances are properly recorded and controlled. .

More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the inequalities that keep people poor and we work with local organisations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion. If you are as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

About the role

Working as part of the Finance Team based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Amongst other duties, this role is required to:

  • record income and expenditure in the finance systems, in an accurate and timely manner;
  • process payments to suppliers, staff salaries and expenses;
  • perform month end reconciliations for appropriate control accounts (including bank reconciliations) & follow up to clear any reconciling items;
  • liaise with external payroll provider, posting all payroll related journals and be the point of contact for all payroll queries in the Belfast Office.

About you



  • Qualified Accounting Technician or part-qualified accountant (at qualified accounting technician level or higher)
  • Demonstrable Payroll Experience within the last 5 years
  • Demonstrable experience of processing income and expenditure transactions, and journals on computerised accounting system
  • Demonstrable experience of preparing control account reconciliations (For example reconciliations any of the of the following: bank, debtors, creditors or intercompany)
  • Experience of using basic functions of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure


  • Charity Experience

Experience in using any of our financial systems (such as SUN, Proactis or Ascent)

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build partnerships

Tell us about a time when you were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal.

Steward resources

Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources.

Realise potential

Please tell us about a time when you took action to address gaps in your own knowledge and skills without being prompted.