Applications now open for a Part-time Accounts Officer

ISAX Background

ISAX was created in response to the rapid ageing of the populations across the world and the challenges that throws up – for health, care and income security systems. We are driven to provide solutions to these challenges. These require radical innovations, creating a new ‘smart ageing’ economy – with significant R&D. ISAX are committed to understanding the needs of consumers age 50+, globally the wealthiest segment of the population estimated by Merrill Lynch to be worth $15trn by 2020, in the US alone.

ISAX is now recruiting for a part-time experienced qualified book-keeper to work from their Limerick offices in O’Connell Street.

 Reporting Relationship

The role will report to the Chief Executive Officer of ISAX

Role Purpose

The Accounts Officer will be responsible for providing administrative and accounting support to the Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange. The key purpose of the role is to help maintain the tight financial controls of the organisation’s finances and interests. ISAX is in its early stage of development, so the incumbent is required to be flexible in the role and support a variety of assignments.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Act as first point of contact for accounts enquiries and ensure queries are answered and followed up in a timely fashion.
  • Handle all entries into the ISAX accounting package, in line with guidelines given by the Finance Committee
  • Administration of accounts including tracking of invoices and expenses and liaising with the company accountant and providing support for audit processes.
  • Manage payment of invoices and wages in line with guidelines given by the Finance Committee
  • Manage production of monthly and quarterly management accounts, in line with same guidelines
  • Provide general administrative support to the team as required.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have the following role related skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant book-keeping qualifications and experience of relevant accounting and administration systems
  • Good organisational skills with a pro-active approach to work, as well strong attention to detail
  • Strong computing skills as required for the range of job responsibilities including database management skills, Excel

Terms and Conditions:

This is a part-time role, based on 1-2 half-days per week with the requirement to work more than that on occasions.

Please apply with a CV and cover letter to siobhradh@isax.ie

 

Applications now open for ISAX Senior Fellowship Programmes

Opportunity to use the accumulated skills, experience and wisdom of a lifetime to try your hand at new things

ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange) has launched the first Senior Fellowship Programme in Ireland. It is aimed at those transitioning from their mainstream career, but not yet ready to retire;  those who would relish the opportunity to apply their accumulated expertise and life experience to the ‘smart ageing start up’ world’.  ISAX has developed a network of Start-Up and early stage companies targeting the older consumer and participants in the programme will be ‘matched’ with those companies who would benefit most from their expertise.

Speaking at the launch of the Programme, Anne Connolly, CEO ISAX said: ‘We are looking for individuals with a lifetime of experience coupled with energy and the enthusiasm to be part of our network of rapidly expanding start ups. Participants will be based in Dublin or Limerick where we have just opened ISAX House, 50+, O Connell Street and will get to work across a range of exciting projects. Participants don’t get paid, but get an opportunity to be of real value, to learn about a different world and who knows, this could result in an exciting and very different ‘encore career’.  Participants get an interesting addendum to their CV and to join a network of like-minded people enjoying a similar experience.’

Neville Bourke, Founder Bourke Human Resources said: ‘Retirement is a concept that is being redefined. The idea that we would draw down the shutters on a career and opt out of the world of work and business as if we had no more to contribute is increasingly outdated. Many of us neither want to, nor can afford to retire and are rejecting retirement as “the end”. As we live and stay healthier for longer, we want to stay involved for longer. We want to continue to contribute to the best of our ability. We do not want to “be retired”. In short, many of us want an ‘encore career’ where we can use the accumulated skills, experience and wisdom of a lifetime to try our hand at new things.’

Anne Connolly, CEO, ISAX added: ‘Staying involved as we age can be difficult to achieve. The ISAX Senior Fellows Programme is one way in which people aged 50+ can stay involved. By harnessing the experience of a lifetime and matching it to the skills and experience gaps in the Start-up and Early Stage network of companies in the smart ageing world, those aged 50+ are a valuable talent resource to those companies working directly on issues affecting smart ageing”.

The Senior Fellowship Programme at ISAX is intended to support those recently retired or approaching retirement who are keen to put their lifetime experience to use and embrace the excitement a new start up has to offer.

To apply please email Siobhradh Fraser siobhradh@isax.ie or call +353 61 317578