• Belfast
  • £ 13.11 an hour
  • Temporary
  • AAK-EO-Belfast
  • michael.callaghan@premiere-agency.com
Our client, a leading public sector organisation, based in Belfast are looking to recruit a Verification Officer to join their team.
The role is available immediately until 30th June 2022.
Hourly Pay: £13.11
37 hours per week Monday to Friday
Key Responsibilities:
  • 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 to management for recovery action.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Contribute to the review of monitoring and evaluation of 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.

  • Organise and manage own workload to meet changing priorities

  • Ensure the safe storage of all financial records within the area of responsibility.

  • Facilitate the work of internal and external auditors appointed to report on matters relating to the verification of funding.

  • Work flexibly to meet the requirements of the post, as occasional meetings out of office hours may be required.


Advice and Guidance

  • Provide effective professional guidance and recommendations to the Governance Officer in relation to delivering the verification function.

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and maintain professional standards throughout the organisation.

  • Deliver results against departmental and business objectives.

  • Develop comprehensive reporting procedures with external organisations



  • Provide effective and timely verification updates, advice and information to the Governance Officer. 

  • Provide support for plans and programmes and demonstrate the ability to problem solve innovatively.

  • Uphold the Service’s reputation and public image in any external communications.


Policy and Strategy 

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of related policies within the governance function.

  • Support the Governance Officer with the implementation of the governance policies.


Personal Development, Performance and Professionalism 

  • Endeavour to ensure the ongoing confidence of stakeholders, maintaining high standards of personal accountability.

  • Develop excellent interpersonal skills and self-motivation required to facilitate liaison with professional and senior management within stakeholder organisations.

  • Hold a current UK Driving Licence with access to a car. This will be waived in the case of an applicant whose disability prohibits driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements.

  • Occasionally work outside standard business hours (9-5pm) and therefore will need to be flexible in terms of availability. 

  • The Verification Officer may receive additional duties


Essential Criteria:

  1. A minimum of 2 years’ experience carrying out verification or audit of expenditure.


A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in financial accounting.


A minimum of 2 years’ experience conducting payroll processing.


A minimum of 2 years’ experience reviewing financial processes and / or controls.

  1. 2 years’ experience liaising with multiple stakeholders to achieve a positive outcome.

  1. A current UK Driving Licence with access to a car. This will be waived in the case of an applicant whose disability prohibits driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements.


To apply please send your CV via the link.