Finance Manager - Down Syndrome Ireland 

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  • Date Listed02/08/2019
  • Location
  • Advertised ByAgency
  • Job TypeFull-Time

The Finance Manager will oversee the day to day financial operations for Down Syndrome Ireland at our Dublin office. The role will assume responsibility for the financial and accounting operation within the organisation to ensure the company meets it fiduciary responsibilities, fulfil its statutory compliance and produce the broader financial and accounting information required by the Board.

The Finance Manager will work to support Heads of other Departments and will report directly to the CEO and Board.


·Perform general accounting duties including preparing & posting month end journal entries, account reconciliations and quarterly reporting, intercompany billings, disbursements, etc. in line with the organisation’s policies.

·Ensure strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability.

·Support the CEO in analysis of financial information to assist in the identification of options for decision making in relation to managing resources.

·Provide ongoing analytical support by monitoring the operating Departments’ actual and projected budgets.

·Management of the organisation’s cash flow.

·Produce accurate forecasts to enable operations to react to changes in the organisation.

·Improve cost efficiencies, including cost benefit analysis.

·Preparation of monthly and annual accounts.

·Key lead in statutory audit process. Engaging with relevant business partners to ensure full compliance and local statutory compliance. Business partners include but not limited to our Auditors and Government departments and funders.

·Key lead in statutory tax process. Engaging with relevant business partners to ensure full compliance and local statutory compliance. Business partners include but not limited to the listed company directors, CEO, Corporate Secretary’s office and external professional body, i.e. the Auditors.

·Highlight any financial risks or concerns to CEO in a timely manner.

·Manage all local statutory reporting requirements e.g. VAT, CRO, CSO, Pobal, HSE Charity Regulator and Revenue etc.

·Ensure CRM records are accurate and up to date, reconciling the overall record with our accounting software and bank statements.

Work with Treasurers in branch offices to create efficient processes for the finance function. The overall objective here is to create a centralised finance function incorporating national and branch offices.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant who will bring the following to the role:

·Membership of recognised accountancy body.

·At least five years’ post-qualifications experience, including budgeting, management accounts, budget versus actual accounting information.

·Proven track record in financial management in a small/medium sized organisation.

·Experience of using a variety of accounting software.

·Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

·Attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines.

·Ability to prioritise/manage demands of a multi-faceted organisation

·A high level of motivation, a positive disposition and sound judgement.

·Experience within a not-for-profit environment would be an advantage.

Competitive salary dependent on experience.

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