Verification Officer – Belfast
Belfast, Ireland
18h ago

VANRATH are recruiting a temporary Verification Officer for a public sector organisation based in Belfast City Centre. Reporting directly into the Governance Officer this six month temporary post is full time Monday to Friday and may lead to a longer term role.

Responsibilities :

The main purpose of the role is managing, planning and providing an independent audit service for organisations funded by the employer.

  • Design and tailor the nature and the scope of verification work to address the size and nature of projects and uncover and address irregularities.
  • Be responsible for undertaking financial control visits, verification of projects, ensuring management control systems operate satisfactorily.
  • Regularly report to the Governance Officer on non-compliance and financial irregularities and provide best practice’ recommendations for improvement in line with the Best Practice Guidelines.
  • Ensure that projects comply with descriptions given in grant applications; confirm compliance with contract conditions and verify grant funding has been used as specified in the Letter of Offer.
  • Ensure expenditure incurred is eligible, actual and consistent with the project concerned and monitor verification of expenditure against budgets.
  • Complete verification forms, and produce verification reports as necessary, highlighting areas of non-compliance or potentially ineligible expenditure, detailing irregularities that will need reported management for recovery action.
  • Contribute to the review of monitoring and evaluation of the funding schemes, policies and procedures, projects and programmes.
  • Support the implementation of policies in relation to its statutory compliance.
  • Liaise with staff and a wide range of organisations and support the maintenance of positive client relationships
  • Ensure the safe storage of all financial records within the area of responsibility.
  • The Ideal Person :

    A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the following areas :

  • Reviewing financial processes and / or controls.
  • Liaising with multiple stakeholders to achieve a positive outcome.
  • Carrying out verification or audit of expenditure.
  • Working in financial accounting.
  • Conducting payroll processing.
  • Remuneration : £14.00ph


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