Book-keeper/Accounts Assistant

Position Title: Book-keeper/Accounts Assistant

Type: Flexible Full-time/part-time/job share – 2 year contract. Position available immediately.

Location: Hybrid working arrangement, Dublin city centre, Ireland

Application Deadline: 20th February 2023

Application Documents: A well-motivated application letter outlining why you feel you are a suitable candidate and possess the necessary skills and experience to fulfil the requirements of the role, together with a CV addressing our essential criteria, including 3 references, should be emailed to 


At AquaTT we believe that scientific research can, and should, enrich our lives and help deliver a sustainable future for humanity. We understand that, for this to happen, the results of this research must reach the relevant decision makers, policy creators, scientists, industry groups and the wider public, so we work with European funded scientific projects to help ensure that the new knowledge they generate is effectively transferred to create maximum positive impact. We use our skills to make a difference and help research benefit society.

With 25 years of experience, AquaTT has proven itself as an expert at managing European projects, with a strategic focus on knowledge management and transfer, dissemination and training. AquaTT operates extensively within the European scientific research arena and has demonstrated a track record in successfully pursuing, acquiring and managing a significant number of grants (across the FP7, H2020, Interreg and Lifelong Learning Programmes), enabling it to build a knowledge-based organisation with key networks among national and European stakeholders in the marine and other sectors.

AquaTT works with Europe’s top researchers for the entirety of each project’s life cycle, from project conception through to delivery, designing and carrying out projects that will have positive societal impact. AquaTT collaborates with over 250 institutions in more than 40 countries, operating in research domains such as Marine Science, Environment, Water, Health, Climate Change, Energy and Food. AquaTT’s policy has been to build an experienced and multidisciplinary team of experts from different backgrounds. Our team uses their collective expertise in scientific research, business, communications, training, teaching and industry to design and manage innovative activities tailored to the needs of each specific project. The company has an inventive and collaborative nature, where employees are valued and inspired as well as rewarded for their ideas and contributions. AquaTT’s people demonstrate personal behaviour that integrates and promotes strong values of trust, respect, transparency and fairness into the organisation’s practices.


The Accounts Assistant will  contribute to the management, control and reporting of the Company’s finances, working across AquaTT and ERINN Innovation.

The main duties of the post include:

  • Creditors Ledger and Payment management
  • Debtors Ledger and Credit control
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Petty cash reconciliations
  • Credit card statement reconciliations
  • Revenue returns – VAT and PAYE
  • Monthly Payroll
  • Preparation and posting journals to general ledger
  • Assist with the preparation of Management Accounts
  • Assisting with project reporting
  • Monthly reporting to strict deadlines
  • Assisting with Audit file preparation
  • Other Ad Hoc duties as may be assigned


AquaTT and ERINN arelooking for a pro-active, diligent and dedicated individual, who must have suitable skills to carry out the duties described above as well as excellent soft skills such as communication and networking, stakeholder engagement, time management and task prioritisation, and be able to work to tight deadlines.

Essential Criteria

  • EEA work authorisation;
  • Qualified Accounting technician (IATI or AAT), Part qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA);
  • A minimum of three years’ demonstrable experience in a similar finance role;
  • Strong understanding of double entry bookkeeping;
  • Strong numerical skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and professionally to both finance and non-finance stakeholders;
  • A highly organised and efficient approach to managing responsibilities and effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Task-oriented, responsible and autonomous;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to delivering on allocated tasks;
  • Good ability to work in a team and in multicultural environments;
  • Good ability to demonstrate initiative;
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new information;
  • Sound working knowledge of MS Office systems – Word, Excel. Powerpoint.

Desired criteria

  • Knowledge of Quickbooks and SAGE accounting systems would be an advantage;
  • Preparation of Financial Statements under FRS102;
  • Understanding on On-Line banking systems


The salary scale for this position is dependent on experience and qualifications. 


  • Holiday entitlements are 20 working days per annum
  • Additional 5 days of company holiday leave is given over the Christmas period.
  • Internal and external training opportunities (relevant to the role) will be provided
  • The company offers a defined contribution pension plan after the successful completion period of the probationary period
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working arrangements from home and office in Dublin
  • Income protection and Life insurance plan

Overtime may be required to meet deadlines as part of the contract.