St. Dominics Credit Union

Accounts Assistant Maternity Cover – (37.5hrs per week)

Title: Accounts Assistant
Reports to: CEO/Finance Supervisor
Based at: SDCU Summer Hill and other locations as directed by Senior Management
Scope:  The Accounts Assistant is responsible for assisting in the preparation of accurate accounts for the Credit Union and finance department.
Purpose: To support the Finance Supervisor in ensuring that all financial transactions are carried out in a professional and timely manner and that all financial information is accurate and complete.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • To take primary responsibility for the reconciliation and documentation of the daily cash lodgments

  • To ensure that the daily cash needs of St. Dominic Credit Union are monitored and to liaise with Finance Supervisor to ensure orders are sufficient

  • To ensure only fit notes are distributed from the Credit Union at all times.

  • To maintain returned cheques, cash orders, unfit notes, coin and business account transactions as required

  • To manage the operation of safes and time delays as efficiently as possible as per procedures

  • To ensure the daily lodgments are made as required.


  • assist in preparation and monitoring of monthly and annual budgets

  • assist in Bank and other Account Reconciliations

  • ensure that all supplier information is accurate and up to date

  • quality assure invoices for accuracy and compliance with SDCU requirements and resolve any variances

  • maintain supporting documentation of the organization’s expenses

  • perform monthly close duties, e.g. journal entries, bank reconciliations etc.


  • support the consolidation of monthly management accounts

  • prepare monthly reports by department on performance v's budget

  • support the preparation of financial information, including on investments, for the Board and committees

  • assist with other monthly, annual, and ad-hoc reporting requirements

  • liaise with internal/external auditors when required


  • ensure compliance with all regulation, legislation and internal policies and procedures.

  • ensure that all regulatory returns are submitted in an accurate and timely manner

  • contribute to review and amendment of policies and procedures from time to time

  • keep confidential any codes and/or passwords issued in connection with access to I.T. systems


  • provide cover for MSO's from time to time as required

  • attend team and organisational meetings regularly and contribute suggestions for innovation and improvement

  • actively support colleagues to meet members' needs

  • support the implementation of strategic activities and achievement of strategic goals

  • encourage colleagues, volunteers and directors to promote SDCU locally


  • Strong IT skills required

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of excel (formulae, pivots, lookups etc)

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong focus and attention to detail


  • High level of Excel skills

  • To attend training programmes and workshops as required by SDCU

  • To acquire and maintain Minimum Competency levels in line with the Minimum Competency Requirements Policy

  • To undertake such other reasonable and lawful duties as may be directed by the CEO from time to time


Next Steps

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties as the role may change to meet the overall objectives of the Credit Union.
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