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Assistant Accountant - Band 5

Job Description

VANRATH are working exclusively with a leading Public Sector employer who is recruiting a Band 5 - Assistant Accountant to join their team on an initial contract basis. This role has the potential to become a permanent post for the right candidate.

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:

  • Starting salary of £25,000
  • 6-month contract
  • Hybrid working model
  • Joining a recognisable employer


A leading public sector organisation based in Belfast city centre who have been operating throughout the pandemic, are keen to get an experienced Assistant Accountant to join their team, working on a particular project. This role is initially going to be offered on a 6-month contract basis and will offer the opportunity to secure a permanent contract.

This is a fantastic opportunity for IATA/CAT qualified individuals to join an employer in Belfast who can offer excellent opportunities for development.

This opportunity has the potential to interview immediately!

The Ideal Person

If you are a Qualified Accounts Technician who is interested in gaining experience within the public sector:

  • Qualified Accounts Technician (ATI/CAT)
  • Project costing experience
  • Strong MS Excel skills (Pivots, vLookups, Formulas)
  • Available to start at short notice
  • Ability to work on own initiative


As a Band 5, Assistant Accountant you will:

  • Prepare and post accruals and prepayments
  • Month end journal reconciliations
  • Project costing
  • Data analysis

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 Dan Morgan in the strictest confidence.