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(Public Sector) Verification Officer – Belfast

Greater Belfast
£25000 - £27000 Per Annum + Discount Benefits
Over 4 weeks 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.


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.



For further information on this vacancy, or any other Temporary Business Support job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Ross Stevenson in the strictest confidence on 02890 330 250

Job Reference: RWS10-06-2019_1560787471

Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Discount Benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: 6-12 months

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