Public Policy and Taxation Manager

Terms: 12 - 15 month fixed purpose contract 
Hours: full time
Location: Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin 

The Chartered Accountants Ireland Public Policy and Tax Team provide information and advocacy in both the Irish and UK jurisdictions where most of our members operate.  Our goal is to identify key public policy and tax issues, to inform our members through our research papers and thought leadership and to inform the work of Ireland's decision makers and business leaders.  We add to the public debate on a range of matters that affect our country.

We respond to our members’ views on aspects of legal and administrative frameworks which create difficulties both in industry and in practice, and we work with Government and Government bodies to highlight concerns and develop solutions. 

The role:

Key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:


  • Rigorous and documented research into public policy and related economic areas
  • Researching and developing full competency on technical and administrative issues, in particular in relation to issues arising from the Brexit decision and the EU frameworks, public sector funding, the advent of new technologies and pensions policies as well as helping the tax team members on tax issues as they arise.
  • Engaging with members in the above areas and developing thought leadership in areas of concern
  • Organising member information events to discuss public policy issues
  • Participation in team meetings and other Institute management activities
  • Full sharing of information with other team members, and other departments of the Institute as the need arises


  • Attending at meetings with Government departments and agencies, including Revenue and the Department of Finance, and professional bodies as appropriate to convey the views of the Institute.  Recording the proceedings of the meetings and briefing colleagues and Institute contributors as appropriate.
  • Maintaining the Public Policy sections of the Institute’s website
  • Taking and considering contacts and representations from members, and notifying and briefing the Director and/or the volunteer committees as appropriate.
  • Researching and Drafting of technical submissions to Government on areas determined by the Institute committees and/or the Director and managing the review and consultation process both before and after the submission is made.  Devising approaches and strategies to maximise the impact of the submissions, and identifying in consultation with the Committees matters for inclusion.
  • Drafting technical articles for publication, including the drafting of articles in the name of other Institute officers.
  • Attending at, participating or otherwise contributing to conferences, seminars and other events on the Institute’s behalf, whether Institute arranged or otherwise.
  • Other representations activity as advised by the Director from time to time, including meetings and representations to other Revenue authorities, the OECD and the European Commission.  Travelling to such meetings abroad as the need arises.

Information Delivery

Working with the Department Team in:

  • Compiling, editing and commissioning tax and public policy content for the Institute’s weekly Tax eNews service.
  • Dealing with reasonable member and volunteer technical queries, but not offering advice or professional advisory services commercially or otherwise
  • Dealing with queries from other departments and assisting with content for their publications
  • Devising and implementing new approaches, services and strategies to better provide information services to Chartered Accountants
  • Dealing with information research and delivery projects as required by the Director of Public Policy & Taxation

The candidate:

The successful candidate will ideally will have a minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience in a practice or Industry.


  • An excellent knowledge of professional, technical and ethical standards together with excellent organisational, communication and influencing skills and a good level of IT literacy will be required.  
  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate an ability/evidence of communicating effectively on technical matters with credibility at all levels.
  • The candidate must be capable of working on their own initiative.  They must be able to take ownership of the role, and be capable of making key decisions while also actively collaborating within a team focussed on results and targets.
  • An ability to take on new duties and support others when required within the team.
  • Experience of management of multiple deadlines.
  • Requirement to travel occasionally
  • Natural relationship builder with credibility, integrity and reliability – with peers as well as members and committee volunteers.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills – an effective communicator via all channels.



  • Additional tax or economics qualification.
  • Demonstrable experience of  presenting for technical and other professional audiences


How to apply:

Please complete your CV and cover letter and send via email to

You may post applications to the HR department:

Human Resource Department
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Chartered Accountants House
47 Pearse Street,
Dublin 2,


Chartered Accountants Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Chartered Accountants Ireland (“The Institute”) is a membership body representing over 27,000 influential members throughout the globe. Our role is to educate, represent and support our members.

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