Job | Full Time


Christian Aid Ireland

Finance & Accountancy
Belfast based, this post reports to Head of Finance and Governance to support decision making across Christian Aid Ireland. They will identify and implement improvements in financial policies, procedures and controls and budgets.

Role purpose

To manage and co-ordinate Financial and Management Accounting to support the Head of Finance and Governance

  • To ensure proper recording, control and reconciliation of Christian Aid Ireland’s core financial transactions and payroll, ensuring compliance with internal procedures, statutory and legal guidance.
  • To support corporate strategic and operational decisions by the provision of high quality timely and accurate financial analysis and information.
  • To oversee the financial planning and financial reporting for the organisation.
  • Business Partner to Christian Aid Ireland budget holders (Communications, Advocacy & Policy, Church & Communities) providing analyses on income and expenditure and being the main point of contact on all budgetary and financial matters.
  • To manage, communicate and constantly improve the financial planning and budgeting process and ensure it meets the needs of budget holders, senior managers, directors and trustees’ need and provide training where required.
  • To consolidate budget information and produce ad-hoc analysis both during the budget process and throughout the financial year.
  • To oversee the payroll, financial and budgeting systems.
  • To lead the finance team located in Belfast and line manage finance staff (3 persons).


Key outcomes

  • The Annual Financial Statements and audit file are prepared on a timely basis
  • The Annual Budget Round, quarterly forecasts and 3-year Financial Planning process are efficient.
  • The monthly Management Accounts, supporting KPIs and quarterly re-forecasts enable key business leaders to have sight of key financial information on which to set priorities and that month end processes are properly implemented and followed.
  • Budget holders, senior managers and directors are supported in decision making by the provision of accurate and high-quality management information.
  • All compliance related returns are filed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Payroll is reviewed in a timely manner and all relevant legislation complied with
  • Input into Christian Aid’s, financial systems, budgeting systems and payroll system and ensure they meet the needs of Christian Aid Ireland.
  • Staff are managed and developed, and problems identified and either addressed directly or via matrix manager
  • Financial ledgers are complete, accurate and up to date. Statutory requirements are met regarding audit compliance, taxation and other relevant legislation.
  • Finance policies and procedures are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. Recommended changes to policy are escalated and changes to procedures are written and adopted.


For further information, and to apply via our e-recruitment portal, please visit  by the closing date 14 June 2018.   Interviews will be held in Belfast on Friday 22 June 2018.



Closing Date

Thursday / 14 June 2018 11:59pm

Contact Details

Christian Aid Ireland
96 Beechill Road
United Kingdom