Job Details




Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-01-31 12:00:00


Accounts and Payroll Administrator

  • Main purpose of the job


    The Accounts and Payroll Assistant will be responsible for assisting the finance team with accounting duties. The role will have responsibility for undertaking various monthly reconciliations, identifying issues arising and recommending improvements. The role will also involve helping with other roles while colleagues are on leave.


    Employees within this area are expected to work independently and use their own initiative. This includes provide general administrative duties to provide efficient and effective support to the Finance team.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities: Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Review and reconciliation of monthly employee expenses
    • Monthly credit card reconciliations
    • Assist the Financial Controller with monthly payroll processing
    • Review of monthly telephone invoices and ability to suggest improvements to internal controls
    • Dealing with Customer and Supplier queries – telephone/email
    • Use of a computerised accounting package (debit and credit entries)
    • Other ad hoc activities as required



    Please note that this job description is subject to ongoing review as new demands and best working practices are considered, agreed and implemented.

    Experience and skills:


    Experience (essential):


    • Experience of undertaking monthly reconciliations for example bank/debtor/creditor
    • 3 A Level qualifications



    Experience (desirable):


    • Experience working in a busy office environment
    • Experience of using ConnectWise computer package
    • Degree Level qualification
    • Experience of using a computerised accounting package – preferably Sage 200
    • Experience of processing monthly employee expense claims
    • Experience of Microsoft Office


    Interpersonal Skills:

    • A high level of self-motivation together with a willingness to learn new skills.
    • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to the job.
    • Good problem solving and decision making skills.
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work to deadlines
    • Be able to work with minimum supervision, work under pressure and maintain high effectiveness.
    • Consistently demonstrate professionalism creating a high level of customer satisfaction



    Internal training on products and services will be provided. However, staff are also expected to consistently keep abreast of new developments, which would impact on his/her areas of responsibility. Personal training in relation to this job description will be given as part of the company’s overall personnel development program.


    Conditions of Employment Salary:
    The salary and benefits for this position will be determined according to the experience of the person appointed.


    General Guidance:
    The nominal working week is 37.5 hours, although a degree of flexibility is both offered and expected. In specific circumstances there may be a requirement to work additional hours. Annual holidays are 24 days plus 7 statutory holidays.


    Applicants are advised that Security Clearance or Access NI Basic Disclosure will be requested to assist with the decision making process. Disclosure information will not be used unfairly and criminal records will not necessarily prevent you from being successful in your application. A copy of Novosco’s policy on ‘The Recruitment of Ex-offenders’ and ‘The Secure Handling, Use, Storage and Retention of Disclosure Information’ is available to all applicants on request


    Novosco Ltd operates a Non Smoking Policy.

    Novosco Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer.