Systems Accountant – Gorta – Self Help Africa – Dublin

Company: Gorta-Self Help Africa

Department: Finance

Contract Type: Fixed Term – 9 months with possibility for extension

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours Monday – Friday

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Location: GSHA Head office, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

Reports to: Finance Manager

Job purpose: To support the global finance function of Gorta–Self Help Africa through the maintenance and development of the organisation’s finance software (PS Financials).

PS Financials is a bespoke accounting system (SQL server platform) that has been used by Gorta–Self Help Africa since 2010. This role will play a key part in ensuring that the system remains fit for purpose and evidences best practice in the sector.

Key Responsibilities:
Role Specific:

Responsible for the day to day maintenance of the finance system, including maintaining input documents, adding new projects, suppliers, bank accounts as required;
Assist in the development of tools to calculate Indirect Costs and to monitor cost recovery from donor budgets;
Assist in the development of improved procedures for capturing and uploading country budget information;
Develop the import function to streamline and automate date entry;
Work with the ICT Manager to improve flow of information between PS Financials and other MI Systems;
Assist in the development of management reports as required;
Liaise with external providers to develop new reports as required, using Microsoft Reporting Services;
Help improve the donor reporting function;
Assist in the identification of areas where further training or development of finance staff is required;
Provide support and training to finance staff & troubleshooting where required;
Assist in the development of procedural documentation;
Set up and maintain new user accounts and profiles and deal with password issues;
Liaise with PS Financials support as required;
Other Ad hoc duties as required by the Finance team or ICT Manager

Key Relationships:

Chief Finance & Operations Officer
Finance Departments in HQ and Country Offices
ICT Manager


PS Financials
Third party consultants

Qualifications/Other Requirements

A degree in accounting, or equivalent
General understanding of database structures and SQL servers
Excellent written and verbal English.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including highly developed interpersonal skills.
Strong planning and organisational skills.
Strong computer skills including Word, Excel and Office.


Experience or exposure to programmes such as PS Financials, or Salesforce.
Working knowledge of SQL
Experience of the not for profit sector
French language skills
Ability to travel internationally
Understanding of / interest in development issues and a commitment to Gorta-Self Help Africa’s work with people in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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