Assistant Finance Manager - Dublin - (Charity)

Updated 25/February/2021
Dublin 8.
Our Client is a Charity seeking an experienced Assistant Finance Manager to assist the Finance Manager in planning, organising, managing and co-ordinating the efficient operation of the finance function of The company. To supervise the financial accountant, accounts payable supervisor and part-time account assistants

Key Responsibilities • To contribute to the overall management of The organisation by being a member of the Senior Leadership Team • To manage the supervision and development of the Finance Team. • To oversee day to day financial activities and to coordinate the month-end and year end process. • Production of monthly management accounts and related finance reports and oversee the work of the other team members in the month end process • To provide support and supervision to the Finance Team including review of training and development for all the team. • Attendance at the finance sub-committee meetings and presentation of finance reports to the committee. • To liaise with the external auditors and manage the annual external audit process.
• To represent The company as required in its dealings with relevant external funding agencies as assigned by the Finance Manager. • To process payroll when required for example when the financial accountant is on annual leave • To produce the Annual Budgets for the organisation, holding budget meetings with various departments and responding to queries from budget holders. • To prepare quarterly and annual financial returns as required by funders and other internal and external parties as required • To assist the Finance Manager in the preparation and compilation of financial information for Funder Service Level Agreements. • To assist the Finance Manager with the management and administration of the financial aspects of Community scheme • To assist the Finance Manager in achieving financial best practice and undertaking periodic internal reviews of financial procedures and making recommendations • To assist the Finance Manager with the implementation of the organisation’s IT policy • To assist with specific projects such as the review and implementation of new IT and accounting systems as required. • To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required

Person Specification
• A professional accountancy qualification or part qualification and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working at a senior accounting level within a not for profit or commercial organisation. • Detailed knowledge and use of computerised accounting systems • Extensive knowledge and experience with computerised banking and payroll systems • A high level of ICT literacy including a proven ability to apply technology in the workplace. • Good understanding of the financial requirements of State funders • Self-starter capable of working on his/her own initiative, with strong multitasking capability and flexible and results focused. • Good planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively in a dynamic and pressurised environment. • Ability to lead and to manage staff effectively

• Proven track record as a team player with a flexible approach • Strong communication skills • Good problem solving, analytical and decision-making skills • Experience of interacting with major external stakeholders i.e. with State Funders and Regulators • Experience of presenting reports to internal and external stakeholders
• Project management experience in the development and implementation of financial management systems. • Knowledge and understanding of the Financial Reporting/governance of the charity/ a not-for-profit sector • Experience with engaging at Board level and presenting financial information to Board Sub-Committees as required

Please contact Dave Riordan on 01 6377251 or

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