22nd August 2019

Trainee Accounting Technician

Reference: 43521

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Salary: £17,000 - £18,000 Date Posted: 22/08/2019

About us

Here at the Abacus Talent Group we firmly believe in appointing the best person for the job. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, ethnicity’s, cultures and orientations. What we really care about, is that you share the core values and attributes we view as being essential: Quality, Care, Hard work, Teamwork, Fun and Pride.

We believe that every member of the team must take individual responsibility and positively contribute to the achievement of company goals. As an organisation and individuals, we will only achieve our goals if we:

  • Display professionalism, integrity and honesty to each other, our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • Start each day with a positive demeanour and a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Celebrate small and big wins and inspire each other.
  • Work smart and apply high levels of operational performance.
  • Continue to learn formally and informally and share our knowledge with colleagues.

Find out all you need about us via the group website www.abacustalentgroup.com or just view the blog posts on AbacusCareers or Linkedin.

The role of Accounting Technician is a new appointment created due to growth, reporting to the Finance Manager principal duties will include:

  • General ledger records – accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Maintaining bookkeeping records including provisions for accruals, prepayments and associate journal entries
  • Performance of credit control procedures
  • Administration aspects of the payroll function including, payments, PAYE, pension submissions and salary journals
  • Cash management and bank management including lodgments, reconciliations, analysis and processing of credit cards, staff expenses and petty cash management
  • Managing Forex transactions
  • Preparation of VAT returns and EC Sales Lists
  • Completion of government surveys and statutory reporting
  • Assistance in the preparation of detailed budgets, forecasts and associated analysis
  • Assistance with the preparation of internal management reports
  • Any other ad hoc duties to support the management team

Essential qualifications

  • QCF Level 6 – Degree qualification with significant finance element

Desired qualifications

  • Recognised Sage payroll certification QCF Level 4 or above
  • MS Excel certification QCF Level 3 or above

Essential experience

  • Minimum of 12 months experience working in an office environment undertaking administration and/or finance duties

Desirable experience

  • 1 year or more recent experience in Purchase ledger and sales ledger operations, Payroll management and General bookkeeping
  • Competent user of Sage line 50 Accounting software
  • Competent user of Sage Payroll software
  • MS Excel modelling skills to include linking variables, presenting data and use of link up tables.
  • Financial analysis


  • Strong ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Attention to detail
  • Financial orientation
  • Flexibility and commitment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

We will commit to speaking to all candidates (via phone or in person) that meet the essential criteria. We hope you are interested in joining our team and being a part of our future success.

*Full Study Support includes:

– Fully subsidised course fees

– Day release for attendance at IATI classes, one afternoon per week

– Exam fees

– Course books

– 1 week of paid study leave

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

If you think you have the right skills to join our team, then get in touch. If you know someone returning/re-locating to NI then www.belfastforlife.com holds the information on quality of life, cost of living etc.

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Amy Fraser

Amy Fraser

Accountancy Associate Recruiter

028 9099 5221

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