Accountant – Staff Officer

Location UK / Derry

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1432226

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for an Accountant- Staff Officer based in Derry/Londonderry

The Loughs Agency is a statutory body charged with the responsibility for the conservation, protection and development of inland fisheries, aquaculture and the promotion and development of angling and marine tourism in the Foyle and Carlingford Areas.

The Loughs Agency is seeking to appoint for the following post:


Salary Scale:  £33,149 – £34,760

(Temporary contract to 31st December 2022)

Purpose of the Role

The post holder will report to the Accountant Deputy Principal directly and provide support in the production of financial and management information to the CEO and Senior Management Team.  Working with other members of the team the post holder will be responsible for the preparation of monthly reports and financial information, providing day to day guidance and support to the Finance Department and to managers/staff to ensure efficient and effective service delivery, thereby contributing to achievement of organisational objectives and organisational change.

Essential Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the following criteria, by the closing date for applications:

1.Have successfully passed the final professional examinations and be a full current member of a professional accountancy body within Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies CCAB (UK / Ireland); 

2.1 years’ experience in an Accountancy or Finance environment;

3.1 years’ experience of managing staff and resources;

4.A proven ability to work to demanding time schedules and deadlines;

5.Proven decision making and problem solving skills;

6.Candidates must hold a full current driving licence (with not more than 6 penalty points) held for a minimum of two years.

Desirable Criteria

In addition applicants should be aware that after an eligibility sift, should it be necessary to shortlist candidates to go forward to interview, the following desirable criteria will be used.

1.Experience of working for a public body

2.Experience of independent self-directed work

Application forms and further details of the duties and qualifications for the post are downloadable on our site by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below 

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 3pm on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

The Agency reserves the right to interview only those candidates who from their application, appear to be the most suitable.

Loughs Agency is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people irrespective of religious belief, gender, disability, race, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.