Finance Manager

Location Dublin
Discipline: Accountancy
Job type: Permanent
Salary: €65,000 - €80,000
Contact name: Conor Clarke

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Published: 11 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

The Opportunity

Our client is a private, philanthropic fund set up to enable children to live with dignity. Its work is founded on the principle that preventing violence against children and protecting and promoting their rights is the first step in enabling them to live safe, fulfilling, and dignified lives, specifically by addressing the issue of child sexual exploitation and abuse. They are looking to recruit a Finance and Operations Manager who will supervise all grant management and reporting on grantee performance to ensure best use and impact of resources during the next phase of the fund. This will be achieved by preparing performance-based budgets, monitoring all project expenses, grantee performance in addition to ensuring timely receipt of grantee reports. This role offers a competitive salary, an opportunity to do rewarding work with a range of interesting senior corporate and non-corporate stakeholders, as well as flexible working options, pension and healthcare. A part-time or a 4 day week option will be available for the right candidate.

Role Responsibilities

  • Monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and acted on; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources/restraints and are able to monitor their budgets respectively;

  • Prepare, review and present internal management accounts, investment, and other ad-hoc reports for the Executive Chairman and Board;

  • Ensure unspent funds are appropriately invested to maximise returns under the stewardship of the Audit & Investment Committee;

  • Support the Executive Chairman in preparing for monthly team meetings and Board Meetings

  • Manage annual financial audit and prepare a consolidated annual fiscal report and contribute to annual report;

  • Travel to projects (UK/France in the main c.0.5-1 day per week) to ensure appropriate project oversight is taking place.

  • Ability to work under pressure to daily/weekly/monthly deadlines, on own initiative and in a small organisation

Ideal Candidate

• Bachelor’s degree in finance/accountancy

• Professional qualification in accounting is required (ACCA/ACA)

• Big 4 trained

• Demonstratable strong project management skills

• Excellent interpersonal and team working skills

• Accurate worker with strong numerical skills

• Good written and verbal communication skills

• Computer literate – strong Excel and Word, Powerpoint skills

• Ability to prioritise appropriately

• Ability to work under pressure to daily/weekly/monthly deadlines, on own initiative and in a small organisation

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