Financial Bookkeeper

We are seeking to engage a Financial Bookkeeper. The successful candidate will provide financial book-keeping and administrative support to colleagues, clients and stakeholders of the business in order to meet business needs.

Key result areas, main activities and responsibilities:

Accounts payable and receivable

  • Recording financial transactions
  • Posting sales and purchase invoices
  • Maintaining company ledgers
  • Managing client invoices & payments
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers and banking contacts
  • Working closely with accountants to prepare VAT returns

Expense admin and accounting support

  • Reviewing and reconciling credit card and individually reported expenses in Concur, in line with company expenses policy and uploading them into QuickBooks

General finance administration

  • Daily usage of financial processes, enhancing and updating where needed
  • Reconciling the bank balances in QuickBooks to the bank statements for various accounts.
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Any ad hoc responsibilities the Finance team may need support with


  • Filing historical records and retrieving necessary documents as needed for others
  • Preparing information for corporate financial reports as requested
  • Providing regularly monthly reporting as required by Corporate or Research finance
  • Preparing and keeping up to date appropriate schedules and reports as requested, including supporting schedules for the monthly management accounts, intercompany and balance sheet reconciliations.
Key competencies:

Interpersonal skills

  • Customer-focused attitude
  • Highly detailed oriented
  • Strong communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate financial information to non-specialist audiences
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise
  • Good time management skills – ability to manage conflicting demands on time and tasks
  • Ability to work autonomously and on own initiative when required and manage expectations with stakeholders

General knowledge and technical skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to this role
  • Use of computer and accounting packages including Microsoft Office including intermediate/advanced Excel skills essential
Required education and experience:


  • Customer-focused experience
  • Evidence of attention to detail
  • Use of computer and accounting packages including Microsoft Office including intermediate/advanced Excel skills essential
  • Minimum of three years bookkeeping experience
  • Experience with QuickBooks (either Desktop or Online versions)


  • Completed or working towards a basic/beginner finance or bookkeeping course
  • Experience assisting with software transitioning

Location: Ireland

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Hours: Part-Time

Contract Type: Permanent

In return, you get:
  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • A positive and supportive environment

To Apply please submit both your CV and a cover letter linking your experience to our requirements in order to have your application considered. References will be required prior to appointment. We will process applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled, hence we suggest to apply early.

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Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based enterprise founded in 2004. Our teams include social scientists, data scientists, ethical, legal and human rights experts who work across the technology-social disciplinary divide. We apply rigorous, cutting-edge research when developing and assessing new technologies to ensure they achieve sustainable innovation and measurable impact.

Our culture is based on delivering high-quality outputs through our commitment and passion for what we do. We work in an open and collaborative environment where the team culture provides support amongst peers and colleagues. Find out about our people and our culture, and see how our mission drives the projects we take on, the key data protection services we provide, and the technology products and supplementary services we develop.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.

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