Financial Accountant (SA)

Available in: Belfast

The Financial Accountant is responsible for a wide variety of tasks including assisting the other Financial Accountants and Group Head of Finance in the management of all aspects of the Finance function including monthly and annual reporting cycles.

Main Responsibilities

Management Accounts Preparation

  • Assists in the production of monthly management accounts
  • Areas of responsibility will include nominal ledger reconciliations and intercompany reconciliations
  • Analysing accounts and carrying out a review of the Trial Balances
  • Focus on accuracy and completion within month end deadlines

Journal Processing

  • Processing salary journals and ensuring salary costs are recharged to the correct project, where applicable
  • Reallocation and batch uploads to be prepared and posted

Business Partnering

  • Providing P&L reports v Budget
  • Expenditure analysis report
  • Trend analysis

Statutory Accounts Preparation

  • Assisting with the preparation of year and annual statutory accounts for Group and subsidiaries
  • Liaising with audit team
  • Ensuring preparation of accounts within set deadlines

Treasury Management

  • Payment processing
  • Ability to assist/review bank reconciliations if required
  • Assisting with Cash flow forecasting

Project Work as Required

For Example

  • Assisting with preparation of R&D tax credit claims
  • Assisting with Invest NI grant claims
  • Preparing files and liaising with tax advisers on tax submissions


  • Assisting any area of the Finance team as required (e.g. Accounts Payable, Credit Control, Cash)
  • Liaises with other Departments in Kainos (e.g. Business Units, HR, Legal)
  • Assist the Group Head of Finance as required


Experience and Capabilities Required

  • Ideally ACA/CIMA qualified (or equivalent)
  • Sound knowledge of  SAGE 200, or a similar accounting package
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • A service industry background is desirable but not essential
  • Foreign currency exposure (eg Euro, Polish Zloty and US Dollar)
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to work to a high standard of accuracy


Personal Attributes

  • Able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Highly flexible, including willingness to work flexible hours at peak times
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Creative, articulate, enthusiastic, responsible, logical, thorough
  • Amicable and approachable with a mature, non-confrontational style
  • Affable, credible and can communicate effectively with staff and suppliers
  • Highly flexible (including willingness to work flexible hours at peak times)

Given the range and nature of work that we carry out for our clients, all Kainos employees are required to possesses up to date security clearance (Basic Disclosure, Access NI etc), if you do not already possess this, you will be asked to apply for it prior to joining Kainos. Details on how to apply for this will be included in your offer letter.

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.