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Financial & Administration Manager at ATXA Therapeutics Limited

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Financial and Administration Manager.  The successful applicant will join an established team at ATXA, located at the Conway Institute, University College Dublin (UCD), Belfield, Dublin 4.  Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the successful applicant will be responsible for daily accountancy operations at ATXA, as well as any associated administrative support.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Processing payments, managing invoices, maintaining accurate records & bank reconciliations.

  • Filing all Revenue/CRO returns including VAT payments, R&D Tax Credit, Quarterly and Annual company accounts.  Working with company Auditors during preparation of audited company accounts.

  • Preparation of budgets, cost reports, cashflows, financial projections.

  • Complete monthly payroll for 8-10 employees & keeping organized personnel records.

  • Completion and filing other company reports (RBO, SME Status etc), surveys etc.

  • Preparation of financial models, projections and reports for external funders/investors, including the European Commission.

  • Providing administrative management support.

  • Preparation of other ad hoc returns / reports as they arise.

For the right candidate, the post offers an excellent opportunity for the position to grow with the company as ATXA advances to the next stages of its fast-growing & exciting development journey. The position would suit an experienced, highly organised individual with qualifications in accountancy and finance administration who is confident working independently, with autonomy, or as a team player and with in-depth knowledge of spreadsheets and other software packages. You will be able to work on your own initiative or within a team, self-managing a varied workload with competing activities, prioritizing your own workload to meet deadlines, with the flexibility to work on different aspects of accountancy and administration, while being able to reorganise your workload at short notice to accommodate any changing priorities. The ability to interact positively and to communicate effectively with all other ATXA employees, as well as with the various funding bodies, Revenue and company auditors, with a commitment to providing only the highest standard of service to each, is an absolute essential. 



  • Formal, recognized qualification(s) in accountancy, or related discipline, including with a strong demonstrated track record in applying such qualification(s) in practice in a role that demands autonomy and strong leadership skills.

  • Deep and confident knowledge of specialist financial/payroll software packages as well as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and, particularly, Excel to advanced level.

  • Proven work experience in Financial Administration and company filings. 

  • Keen ability to plan, organize and work to deadlines.

  • Excellent administration and organizational skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Knowledge of website management and social media broadcasting.

  • Capacity to interact with scientists, funding agencies, clinicians and industry partners.

  • Experience working under EU grant mechanisms, particularly financial management and reporting, is desirable.

Further Details

Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

The appointment will be initially for 1 year, pending successful completion of a 3-month probationary period.

Applications, must include a letter of application, CV & full contact details of 3 referees and be forwarded to: Prof. Therese Kinsella, Chief Executive Officer, ATXA Therapeutics Limited; Email: info@atxatherapeutics.com

Closing Date

Monday 20th April 2020