Shared Service Accountant – Ireland or Remote At Concern Worldwide

Job Title: Shared Service Accountant

Reports to: Shared Financial Service Manager

Job location: Dublin preferable, but negotiable. Travel to overseas fields (potentially 20-30%).

Pay Band: €49,167 to €57,843

Contract: Two Year Fixed Term

Job Purpose: As a member of the Shared Financial Services Team, the Shared Service Accountant will manage the main accounting system (GP) for a number of countries, and will prepare financial reports to meet the needs of all stakeholders for those countries – based on information supplied by the countries being supported.

It is essential that the applicant will have a formal finance qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA), can be part/fully qualified. The applicant should have extensive experience of preparing monthly management accounts and should be able to demonstrate their ability to manage multiple tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting

  • Preparation of individual monthly management accounts for budget-holders and obtaining information on budget variances as needed
  • Preparation of consolidated monthly management accounts for the Senior Management Team (SMT) with a short narrative report to explain major variances.
  • Preparation of internal financial reports for Head Office finance to strict reporting deadlines
  • Preparation of donor reports for external donors/agencies in line with agreed timetables
  • Ensuring all donor reports are supported by transaction lists, in line with organisational procedures
  • The preparation of year end accounts for external audit purposes
  • Provide financial analysis and ad-hoc reports to CMT and Head Office where necessary

Financial System

  • Managing the accounting system (GP) for number of countries, as assigned by the Shared Financial Service Manager
  • Working with the Country Financial Controller and/or Country Finance Manager in those countries to establish month-end close timetables to ensure that information is received on a timely basis
  • Posting monthly journals and cash/bank books based on information supplied from the country finance teams
  • Uploading approved budgets into the accounting system
  • Updating the Chart of Accounts as needed
  • Carrying out all month end processes and reconciliations to ensure a timely completion of the accounts for the period, including completion of monthly support cost allocations
  • Carrying out all year end processes in line with organisational procedures


  • Providing statutory and donor auditors with transaction lists, trial balance and other information from GP as requested.
  • Participating in CMT meetings through SKYPE when requested
  • Documenting systems and processes developed for this role for future replication
  • Participation in the induction of new CFC’s and/or Country Finance Managers where appropriate
  • Visiting the country programme as required
  • Providing cover as required within the team
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Skills and Experience Required:


  • Professionally Part Qualified/Qualified Accountant ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA
  • Three years’ experience working as an accountant, preferably with an INGO.
  • Experience of preparing management accounts for multiple entities
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and accounting software.
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Flexible, adaptable and a sense of humour
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Empathy with organisational goals


  • Experience in working in the international development sector (overseas)
  • Experience of working with Concern in another finance position e.g. Country Financial Controller/Manager
  • Experience of working as a shared service accountant
  • Knowledge of donor compliance requirements for USAID, EC/ECHO, DFID, UN
  • Experience on working on Microsoft Great Plains

How to apply

To apply: CVs should be submitted through our website at

Concern is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all section of the community.

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