• Vacancy at Wicklow County Childcare Committee: Finance Officer (Full-time)

    Posted on October 30, 2014 by in News Updates

    Wicklow County Childcare Committee

    Finance Officer (Full-time, 35 hours per week)

    WCCC logoWicklow County Childcare Committee seeks to recruit a full-time Finance Officer to supervise and execute the company’s financial procedures and responsibilities and coordinate the organisation’s office operations. This post is full time and is based at WCCC’s office in Wicklow Town.

    About Wicklow County Childcare Committee

    WCCC was set up in June 2001, its objective to co-ordinate an increase in the quantity of childcare places and the quality of childcare provision in County Wicklow. WCCC is the local agent of the Department of Children & Youth Affairs from whom it receives its direction and funding. Its remit covers children between the ages of 0 and 14 and its support extends to early years providers, parents, childminders and parent & toddler groups. For more information on WCCC and its work please visit www.wccc.ie

    Purpose and Scope of the position

    The Finance Officer is responsible for organising, supervising and co-ordinating office operations and procedures and all financial duties to ensure organisational effectiveness, efficiency and funding compliance.

    The Finance Officer reports to the WCCC Co-ordinator and is responsible for providing financial/office support. This includes maintaining office services and all financial/compliance duties in an efficient and effective manner.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    Bookkeeping & Financial Management
    • Manage preparation and submission of financial returns to Pobal
    • Monitor all income and expenditure through financial reporting and submit reports to the WCCC board at board meetings
    • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
    • Maintain and monitor office/administration and programme budgets
    • Manage process for incoming invoices/payments and ensure payment of same in a timely manner
    • Maintain and process company payroll on a fortnightly basis using thesaurus software including deductions and all other payroll functions.
    • Conduct and manage online banking
    • Conduct and manage online revenue payments (monthly P30’s) through (Ros.ie)
    • Manage the company’s banking requirements and maintain compliance with best practice in this regard
    • Ensure the integrity of the annual financial statements by ensuring that they provide a true and fair view of the WCCC’s affairs
    • Ensure compliance for financial audits and Pobal/DCYA verification visits
    • Ensure best practices in procurement
    • Financial procedures as stated in the FP Manual ie ensuring up to date tax clearance certs are filed
    • Petty cash
    • Fixed assets register
    • Attendance at all board meetings
    • Minute taking at all board meetings
    Human Resources
    • Management and payment of company pension and liaison with external pension provider
    • Management and payment of staff travel and subsistence
    • Attending conferences/training as required
    • Support programme manager/co-ordinator in the efficient daily management of the WCCC office.
    • Ensuring health and safety policies are observed
    • Maintain accurate Human Resource records (i.e. A/L, timesheets, sickness)
    Knowledge and Experience
    • Working knowledge of Thesaurus Payroll and proficiency in Excel
    • Hold an Accounting Technician Ireland (ATI) award or equivalent (desirable)
    • Have at least two years experience of working in a similar role in an office environment
    • Experience of office administration and financial management
    • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy

    Ability to demonstrate the following;

    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Team building and collaboration
    • Analytical and problem solving skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Very effective planning and organisational skills
    • Decision making skills and initiative
    • Time and project management skills
    Personal Attributes

    Ability to ensure strict confidentiality in performing the above, along with the following personal attributes;

    • Be honest and trustworthy
    • Be respectful
    • Be flexible/adaptable
    • Motivated and enthusiastic
    • Demonstrate sound work ethics
    • Cultural awareness and sensitivity

    This post will be remunerated at Grade 4 of the Local Government Salary scale with a starting salary of c. €28-30,000.


    Applications (cover letter and CV) must be received in paper copy to Eugene Waters, WCCC, Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town no later than midday on Monday 10th November and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on Monday 17thth November.

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