Accounting Technician

Job Description

A leading public sector employer based in Ballymena are recruiting an Accounting Technician to join their team on an initial temporary contract for 6 months. If this sounds like it might be of interest to you, please apply for more information.

Salary/ Benefits

In order to attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer based on experience plus a range of benefits including:

  • £30-35K
  • Initial 6 month contract
  • Comfortable working environment
  • On site parking


A leading Public Sector organisation is currently recruiting an Accounting Technician to join their team based in Ballymena for an initial 6 month contract. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an employer with an excellent reputation in the local market and who provide an essential service to the local community.


To be responsible for the management of the accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, purchasing and cashier functions within the Finance Team and the QLS interface and associated tasks.

  • Assist the Financial Accountant with the development and review of finance procedures, and the subsequent upkeep of the finance procedures manual.
  • Review, on a continuing basis, the procedures within the department including the development of suitable training programmes for new and existing staff for the dissemination of these procedures.
  • Provide initial systems training to Finance Team, budget holders and other staff.
  • Provide advice on finance related issues to all sections of the organisation and auditors
  • Act as line manager for the Accounts Payable Officer, Accounts Receivable Officer, Credit Control Officer, Cashier and Purchasing Officer
  • Month end close off procedures for the accounting system and control account reconciliations for accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • To undertake other appropriate duties as required by the Financial Accountant

The Ideal Person

The eligibility criteria for the Financial Accounting Technician position will be the following:

1 Applicants must have successfully completed the professional examinations and have full membership of one of the following Accountancy Bodies:

The Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland;

Association of Accounting Technicians;

or equivalent.


Applicants must have had two years experience in the last five years of working within a finance office. Experience must include at least two of the following:

General ledger

Accounts payable

Accounts receivable




2 Applicants must have held a post of responsibility supervising staff (at least one person) within a finance office within the last three years. (To include full range of supervision - work planning, discipline, training)

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Accountancy & Finance job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jamie Gault in the strictest confidence.