BACKGROUND

Cricket Ireland is the governing body for the game at both performance and participation levels throughout All-Ireland, representing the interests of both the men’s and women’s game. The future of Irish cricket is incredibly bright given the growth of the sport driven by significant success on the international stage in the last decade leading to unprecedented visibility for Irish cricket at home and abroad.

Our emergence as a sport of national significance will only grow following the recent elevation of Cricket Ireland to ICC Full Membership and Test Status and a major revamp of international cricket structures that will see Ireland playing all three formats of the game at the highest level for the foreseeable future.

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Assistant Accountant

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Accountants role is key in assisting the finance department to deliver timely management information. Acting as a support to the Financial Controller and other team members involved in the day to day running of Cricket Irelands financial matters. The role will cover a wide spectrum of tasks which may vary depending on the department’s workload.

REPORTING TO:

Financial Controller

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Chief Executive
CFO
Senior Management Team
Provincial Union General Managers
Finance Committee
Finance team
Sport Northern Ireland
Sport Ireland

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

Previous experience in a similar role
Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail
Proven strong organisational skills, the ability to prioritise and to work on own initiative
Part- qualified or similar an advantage.
Demonstrable working knowledge of modern Microsoft IT and software packages including Sage, Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

KEY QUALITIES

A proven record in a similar role
A working knowledge of financial/accounting systems
The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
A positive attitude and excellent communication skills
Strong organisational skills incorporating excellent attention to detail
A positive attitude and excellent communication skills
A good knowledge of the cricket landscape in Ireland, together with a broad interest in sport would be a distinct advantage
The ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
A high level of self-awareness and an aptitude for conflict resolution and dealing with sensitive issues

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts
Oversee, review and complete balance sheet reconciliations
Prepare and post month end journals and check accuracy of nominal leger postings
Preparation and timely delivery of departmental reports documenting actual results, budget variances and post-match reconciliations
Collate payroll information and prepare file for payment
Manage the timely submission of tax returns including PAYE and Vat
Prepare bank reconciliations for multi-currency bank accounts including Euro, Sterling and Dollar accounts
Manage credit control, liaise with customers and other departments to ensure timely receipts of payments
Prepare financial information and reports for Sport NI grant compliance
Assist the Media and Communications Manager to implement and maintain a GDPR policy
Support and contribute to the year-end audit process to ensure that the process runs smoothly and in accordance with the planning timetable and audit requirements
Manage Petty cash, maintain appropriate records and prepare regular reconciliations
Support the maintenance of proper systems of financial control
Continually seek examples of leading good practice
Any other tasks relevant to the role

Candidates should note that this list is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change as the job requires.

REMUNERATION AND ROLE LOCATION

The package will include a salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position tenure: Full time permanent position
Position location: CI head office, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17.
Annual leave: 25 days per annum

PROCESS

The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 11th July 2018
Letters of application and full CVs should be sent by email to recruitment@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential. Interviews will be held on Monday 23rd July 2018. Role due to commence August 2018.