Down Syndrome Ireland: Book Keeper / Administrator (Part-Time)

Updated: Jan 12

Book Keeper / Administrator Role Down Syndrome Ireland is a registered charity with a National Office based in Ballymount, Dublin 12 and a network of 25 Branches nationwide. Down Syndrome Ireland has a vacancy for a part-time bookkeeper/administrator. This is a superb opportunity to work in lively/progressive environment. This is a great opportunity for an accounting professional looking to gain experience in the charitable sector to join the Down Syndrome Ireland team. You’ll become part of a collaborative team and have the chance to work across their Finance Function, making for a varied and engaging role where no two days are the same. Working as part of a small, busy team, you’ll take ownership of all aspects of the role from accounts payable to bank reconciliations and liaising with our Branches. You will report directly to the CFO. In summary the bookkeeper/administrator role will include the following:

  • Undertake book keeping duties to include purchase/sales invoice management

  • Ensure all invoices are posted correctly to the XERO accounting system

  • Process creditor payments and undertake credit control duties

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations

  • Assist with the month-end process

  • Assist with statutory annual audit

  • Provide support to the CFO where required

  • Liaise with Down Syndrome Ireland Branches regarding financial queries/requests

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 years' experience in a similar role.

  • The ability to work to tight deadlines

  • A focused approach to work with strong attention to detail

  • To be organised and methodical

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Good numeracy skills

  • Fluency in spoken and written English

  • Excellent IT skills including Excel, Outlook and strong experience in XERO accounting software (essential)

This is a part-time role, 2 days per week, working from 9am to 5pm. The role is based in the National Office in Ballymount, Dublin 12. Hybrid working model available in line with Government guidelines and restrictions. Please forward you CV and application to Mr Willie Lewins H.R Manager closing date 24th January 2022 Email:

General Info Date Entered/Updated 21st Dec, 2021 Region Dublin 12 / Hybrid Expiry Date 24th Jan, 2022