Financial Administrator / Book-keeper


3 days per week

About us

The Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation works with individuals and groups to transform conflict, promote reconciliation, encourage healthy relationships and build sustainable peace.

We are an Irish-based, independent, non-governmental organisation. Founded in 1974 in response to the conflict in Northern Ireland, Glencree played an important role in the Irish Peace Process, bringing together those in conflict for confidential dialogue and helping to build relationships across divides. As well as our ongoing work on the island of Ireland, our perspective and expertise has been shared in more than ten conflict and post-conflict countries around the globe.

Much of our work takes place at our Peace Centre in the Wicklow mountains, a welcoming place of hospitality and friendliness, a quiet, strong space, surrounded by nature and steeped in history.  We also work within the communities we serve. We bring together former enemies, opposing political factions, people who have suffered tremendous trauma, distrust or feel hatred toward the other, and provide an enabling environment where they can talk and listen to each other as they seek to transform divisive relationships.

Role Description

The Financial Administrator / Book-keeper will be a key member of the Corporate Services Team and will be responsible for reviewing and reconciling accounts, processing payments to external partners and maintaining updated records of invoices and receipts. They will also ensure that accounts receivable and payable are taken care of in a timely manner. They will often have to contact clients and vendors to achieve these tasks.

S/he will work collaborate with the Financial Controller, Corporate Services Executive and other relevant staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Administer proper coding, manage invoices and document all processes and systems.
  • Monitor all account payable checks, prepare invoices for all and prepare updates on all accounts.
  • Maintain files on all account receivables and update records as required.
  • Perform research, reconcile all bank accounts and resolves all issues in processes.
  • Preparation of monthly, bi-monthly and annual Revenue returns
  • Assisting in the preparation of management accounts and corporate administration.
  • Complete other tasks and administrative duties as requested
  • Ensure efficient client services and provide support to administration staff.
  • Assist Financial Controller and prepare all financial data and reports.
  • Coordinate with management and recommend improvement in quality of accounting and provide operational support.
  • Any other duties as appropriate and as directed by the Financial Controller.

Experience & Skills sought:

The following are indicative experience and skills sought in looking for the best person to work as part of the Corporate Services Team.  The successful applicant will be highly organised and efficient and have the personal and relational skills to liaise effectively with the staff, suppliers, funders and clients.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a busy finance function.
  • Previous experience with the construction and property sector essential.
  • Strong accounts payable / purchase ledger posting experience in a high-volume environment.
  • Excellent communication skills – fluent written and spoken english essential.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to prioritise and to work to deadlines.
  • Organised and efficient with excellent attention to detail.


Reporting to: CFO

Salary: €18,000 – €19,200 based on a 3-day week (pro rata €30,000 – €32,000 p.a.)

Location: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Co. Wicklow, Ireland (25kms from Dublin City Centre).

Terms: 3 year fixed term contract (with the possibility of extension, depending on funding); 3 day week

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland; have a full, clean drivers’ licence and access to own transport.


To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role to

Closing Date:

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 26th August 2022.