Wicklow 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
Fixed assets register
Attendance at all board meetings
Minute taking at all board meetings
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
Ability to ensure strict confidentiality in performing the above, along with the following personal attributes;
Be honest and trustworthy
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.