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Irish Deaf Society: Assistant Accountant

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week Term: Permanent contract subject to probation. Salary: From €34,500 depending on experience Starting Date: As soon as possible subject to notice and availability of successful candidate Location: Primary workplace is IDS offices in Dublin 7, hybrid remote work subject to discussion and suitability for job role. Application Deadline: Friday 14th July 2023 Interview: Friday 21st July (time to be confirmed) Role Description Overview of the Job The assistant accountant supports the Financial Controller with advanced accounts tasks and supports other accounting staff to complete the day to day accounts requirements and functions of the organisation. Main duties and responsibilities

  • Accounts Receivable – assist with customer invoicing and credit control

  • Accounts Payable – assist with the processing of supplier invoices and payment runs

  • Assist in the reconciliation of monthly charity shop accounts

  • Bank account reconciliations including Credit Card and Petty Cash reconciliations

  • Assisting with monthly payroll and HR administration

  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly management accounts

  • Balance Sheet reconciliations and maintaining Fixed Asset Register

  • Assist with the yearly Budgeting process and liaising with other department Managers

  • Assist with the Annual Audit process

  • Other ad hoc duties from time to time and assisting with other departments when necessary

Key Competencies Essential:

  • Work independently and as a team member;

  • Tact and diplomacy to deal with confidential matters;

  • Manage a demanding workload with the ability to prioritise tasks

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills with clear attention to detail

  • Proficiency in using MS Office suite with strong Excel skills

  • Experience in using Sage 50 Accounts and Thesaurus Payroll

  • Participate in continuously improving systems and processes

  • Work in a flexible manner and respond to changing circumstances


  • The successful candidate will work in the Deaf community so an appreciation and respect for Deaf culture and Irish Sign Language would be an advantage.

Qualifications Accounting Technician highly desirable and or pursuing further one of the Professional bodies accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA etc.) Experience Experience working in this role in other organisations is essential. Previous experience working in the Deaf community or Community and Voluntary Sector is desirable but not essential. Submitting your Cover letter and CV Please send a cover letter (save as either MS Word or PDF documents) explaining why you are suitable for the role with your CV by email to by the end of the day on Friday 14th July 2023 please make sure to add “Assistant Accountant” in the subject field of your email. Interviews will be on Friday 21st July. If you are unable to attend for interview on this date, please state so clearly in your email so that we can organise an alternative date. You can find out more about the Irish Deaf Society at:,,

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  • Interest Groups

Date Entered/Updated: 5th Jul, 2023 Expiry Date: 14th Jul, 2023 Region: Dublin 7 / Hybrid

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