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International Accountant - Maynooth (#1,290,683,589) 

Job offer #1,290,683,589 in Maynooth (Leinster), Ireland

Description Trócaire works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where; people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; those in power act for the common good. The International Accountant is responsible for supporting Heads of Regions and the Country Management Teams within those regions, in the financial management of programmes, programme support and administration at regional and country level. In addition, the International Accountant plays a key role in inputting into the development of policies, procedures and systems to continuously improve financial management in the International Division. Reporting to the Finance Systems Manager (with indirect reporting to Head of Regions), this is a contract of indefinite duration and is based in Maynooth[1], with the expectation of travel to the field. Safeguarding[2] Children Policy: Trócaire is committed to Safeguarding people within our Programmes from Exploitation and Abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Specific roles may require police/garda vetting. Key Duties & Responsibilities Gathering, compiling and sharing financial information across a range of countries as required, to facilitate and enhance decision-making at organisational level and ensure transparency and accountability. Providing day to day support and technical financial advice & expertise to the Finance and Administration Managers in country, undertaking direct field support as required. Overseeing the implementation of Trócaire financial management policies and controls across a range of countries. Liaising with the Finance and Administration Managers to ensure all country programmes meet budgeting, reporting, accounting and other financial processes and deadlines, as set out by HQ. Reporting on any lack of compliance, weaknesses or problems, whether actual or potential, concerning the financial reporting, accounting, audit or any matter in a country office which could have financial implications. Financial and narrative reporting to the International Division and the Head of Finance on financial issues, trends, etc. across a range of countries. Periodically reviewing the financial management accounting systems, controls and procedures in place in the country office to ensure they are effective and in line with organisational policy. Proposing continuous improvements on coherent and or harmonised policies that will be of benefit to financial management in the International Division. Contributing to the continuous strengthening of a global finance team, including the facilitation of monthly regional finance team Skype calls and leading on the organisation of annual regional finance meetings. In the temporary absence of a Finance and Administration Manager, may be required to be deployed to an existing country office to ensure that the day to day activities of that country office continue to run smoothly. Assisting the Country Director in the performance management review of the Finance and Administration Manager. Assisting in the recruitment, induction and orientation of Finance & Administration Managers as required. Contributing to and or taking the lead on specific projects as agreed upon by the Finance Systems Manager. [1] As this post is based on the Island of Ireland, non EU / EEA nationals will require current and valid permission to work and reside in the Island of Ireland as work permits are only issued in exceptional [2] All offers of employment with Trócaire may be subject to Garda Vetting/PSNI clearance. All new hires are required to complete a Self- Declaration Form and sign up to our Code of Behaviour contained in our Safeguarding Children Policy. For additional information please consult the Human Resources Department in our Head Office. Requirements Person Specification – Essential Requirements (E) Qualification Internationally recognised professional accounting qualification. At least three years post qualification experience ina finance/accounting role. Experience in developing and delivering training for staff members. Experience in interpreting financial information and preparing and presenting financial reports to non- finance professionals in an accurate and timely manner. (E) Experience (E) Skills Flexible approach to work. Demonstrated ability to work with a participative style within teams. Ability to work on own initiative. Ability to maintain good working relationships in a multi-cultural environment. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Strong analytical and problem solving skills (E) Qualities (E) Other A commitment to social justice and the ethos of Trócaire. Benefits For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th January 2019 Trócaire is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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