Cycling Ireland (CI) is the National Governing Body for Cycling (Road, Track, MTB, Para, BMX) and associated disciplines on the island of Ireland. Cycling is recognised as a priority sport in the National Sports Policy and is one of Ireland’s most popular sporting activities with an estimated 250,000 people participating on a regular basis. In addition, cycling is a popular form of transport with 9.8% of the population using pedal power as a means of transport.

Cycling Ireland is one of Ireland’s most successful sports governing bodies, inspiring tens of thousands of people to ride their bikes and enabling Irish athletes to compete and win on the World stage. A vacancy exists for a talented and ambitious individual to join our Finance department.

Job Title: Cycling Ireland (CI) Assistant Accountant

Responsible to: Chief Financial Officer

Contract Duration: Permanent

Responsibilities: Finance administration

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Salary: Dependent on experience

Location: Cycling Ireland offices located at the National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Duties will include:
• Maintaining Sage 200 Financial Accounting System
• Preparing Accounts up to Trial Balance
o Preparing accruals and prepayments
o Processing business expenses
o Completing bank reconciliations
o Balance Sheet Accounts reconciliation
• Completing financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the management team.
• Administering the Debtors & Creditors Ledger
• Assisting with budget preparation
• Assisting with internal and external audits
• Managing monthly budgeting tasks
• Assisting with the sporting grant application and claims processes
• Maintaining the Fixed Asset Register
• Assisting with all statutory returns
• Other ad hoc duties as may arise

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

Person specification:

Qualification & Attainments



Higher level Leaving Certificate including English or Maths (or equivalent qualification)


Studying for an accountancy Professional or Technician qualification.

Excellent understanding of double entry accounting.


Computer literate and competent in the use of accounting packages such as Sage, Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.


Fluent in the English Language


Third level qualification in finance




Formal Accountancy Training



Experience in using and developing accounting systems


Interested in database management and IT systems




Relevant Experience At least 3 years’ experience in a similar accounting role


Interest in Financial matters


5 years’ experience in a similar role


Understanding of the influence of Finance in managing an organisation


An understating of the Irish sports section

Special Aptitudes Excellent attention to detail


Proficient IT skills particularly regarding database management

Proven record of working to a deadline.


Excellent organisational skills

Previous experience in an accounting administration role


Interest in developing systems and processes



General Aptitudes Accuracy and attention to detail with an inquisitive mind  
Disposition Good Interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.


Ability to be self-motivated, resourceful, work on own initiative in a flexible and co-operative manner.

Ability to develop in the role



Circumstances Be prepared to undertake training in any relevant job-related area.  

General information:
Application closing date: 5pm on 29th November 2019.

Short listing will apply as does Garda/Access NI vetting procedures.

Interested persons are invited to submit their CV along with a covering letter outlining why they believe they are suitable for the post to Frank Keenan Chief Financial Officer, Cycling Ireland, to the following email address:

Cycling Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.