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Branch Accountant

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Branch Support Accountant



About the Role

Down Syndrome Ireland has a vacancy for a full-time Branch Accountant working from the organisation’s National Office in Ballymount.

This is a great opportunity for an accounting professional looking to work in a lively progressive environment and for that professional to widen their experience. You will become part of a small, busy, collaborative team and have the chance to work across all aspects of the finance function, making for a varied and engaging role where no two days are the same.


DSI Details

We are dedicated to being the primary source of information and support to people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professional community, working towards an improved quality of life for our members along with a respect and acceptance of people with Down syndrome as valued members of society.

We place the person with Down syndrome at the centre of everything we do. We recognise the value and uniqueness of every person with Down syndrome and their unique and diverse needs.

We are committed to working towards a society where people with Down syndrome have the same basic human rights to healthcare, education, employment opportunities and decision-making as all other citizens.



Reporting to the CFO your duties will include:

  • Act as a central financial point of contact and support for the organisation’s Branches
  • Address and respond to all queries in a timely and professional manner
  • Support and develop Branch financial reporting processes along with preparation of monthly management accounts and supporting schedules
  • Assist with the completion of the annual budgets and forecasts
  • Support the roll-out of Xero accounting to the organisation’s Branches
  • Support the roll-out of financial policies to the organisation’s Branches
  • Liaise with auditors and donors as required
  • Be flexible, adaptable and available to take on other tasks or duties as requested
  • Undertake some travel to the organisation’s Branches and have a full, clean driver’s license and access to own vehicle.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the CFO.


Who you are?


  • High degree of analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong communication, relationship management and interpersonal skills (face to face and virtually).
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and ability to work on own initiative
  • Strong systems development and implementation experience
  • Strong experience providing training to non-financial persons and in particular, support regarding financial policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and in a team

Skills, background & Qualification            


  • A recognised accountancy qualification or be working towards same
  • Mnimum 3 years relevant experience
  • Strong track record of consistently delivering on time
  • Ability to prioritise and manage tasks whilst consistently maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in using Xero accounting


Desirable Skills  

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, in particular Excel (Intermediate to Advanced)
  • Experience in the NGO/charity sector or membership type organisation will be deemed beneficial


Remuneration and Benefits

  • Additional Annual Leave
  • Hybrid Working, 3 days on site Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, optional remote working every Monday and Friday



Email Justin Keys, closing date for applications 9th June 2023.