Audit Officer (Financial) - Belfast - 35k

Job Description

VANRATH is delighted to be assisting our major client with the Recruitment of Verification Officers to join their fun and friendly Teams based in Belfast or Omagh.

Fulltime temporary hybrid roles. Immediate need.

The Role:

In the role as Interim Verification officer you will provide support to the Programme Officers within the Financial Control Unit in the checking and verifying of Partner Reports of EU funded projects.


EU Programmes

  • To assist in verification of financial expenditure claims from EU grant aided projects.
  • To provide administrative back-up to the Programme Officers, and the wider team
  • Liaising with a wide range of organisations including public bodies and project promoters.
  • Maintain the integrity and security of electronic and physical records.
  • Assist in the identification and recording of irregularities.


  • Assisting with the desk-based and occasional on-site checking of grant expenditure claims and ensuring compliance with EU and national regulations, and also internal procedures.
  • Identify issues of concern and bring to the attention of POs for resolution.
  • Assist POs in the preparation of the key claim documents for submission to Finance Manager, for onward certification.
  • To fully utilise and ensure accurate data input on eMS (electronic Monitoring System), and record keeping software (Content Manager)
  • Assist in the identification and recording of irregularities.
  • Assist POs in the preparation of briefing documents and papers in advance of meetings/presentations.
  • Assist POs in the completion of relevant administrative tasks.
  • Ensure that communication flows are effective at all times.
  • Assist in the production of reports, papers, proposals, letters, memos or charts using Word, Excel or Power Point as required.
  • Manage information held within own section, recording, storing and retrieval.
  • Provide information to third parties as required.
  • Manage own workload in a fast-paced working environment, to meet agreed standards of service delivery.


5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English Language and Maths) or equivalent or

Leaving Certificate (Standard/Ordinary level) - 5 grades A-C (including English Language and Maths).


  • A minimum of 2 years' experience gained in a financial/verification/audit or internal audit environment.
  • Previous experience in a financial environment with issues such as: interpretation of financial data; financial checking/verification; payroll; working with financial spreadsheets; checking audit trails for compliance; processing claims payments.
  • Experience of electronic data processing.
  • Good technical skills with previous experience in Word and Excel in a business context.
  • Previous experience in dealing with issues on a confidential basis.

Previous experience in working with a team.

  • The ability to plan and organise workload to meet standards and deadlines and contribute to the efficient use of resources.
  • The ability to interpret financial data, ensuring attention to detail, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • The ability to make optimum use of the IT system.
  • The ability to contribute as an effective team member and to support other members.
  • The ability to liaise with staff at all levels.
  • The ability to deliver services to meet required standards of quality.
  • The ability to provide information to meet customer needs.
  • The ability to plan, monitor and evaluate work.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • · Third level qualification
  • Finance/Accounting qualification.
  • · Membership of the Institute of Accounting Technicians or similar.
  • Experience in the implementation/co-ordination of EU Structural Funds.
  • ·Experience of budget cation.
  • Competitive salary & excellent experience on offer for the successful candidate

Established in 2000, VANRATH has become a market leader in Northern Ireland. This success is a direct result of our dedication to confidentiality, professionalism and the wealth of knowledge held by our Senior Consultants. VANRATH has a demonstrable track record in pairing the best local talent with leading local businesses.

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