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Financial Compliance Officer

  • Location: County Offaly, Leinster, Ireland
  • Job Type:Temporary

The Role:

Based with a government organisation in Tullamore, this position will be offered initially on a 6-month contract. The post will provide support to the General Manager and Projects Accountant in delivering its objectives of supporting the organisation to increase awareness of and compliance and support the daily management of the Internal Controls Improvement programme and the implementation of related initiatives. This will include the provision of excellent technical support to ensure best practice and associated training and design of awareness campaigns to drive strong positive change in terms of Financial Controls environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the general operations of the Governance and Compliance Office and providing support to the Internal Controls Improvement programme including data analysis and report writing

  • Supporting the design & development of meaningful reports, feedback and recommendations to all Divisions on Areas of Non Compliance.

  • Liaising with all relevant sectors of the organisation with respect to the Controls Improvement programme

  • Working across all areas of Governance & compliance in an integrated and effective manner to ensure shared learning and efficient work practices are implemented at all times

  • Supporting the development and design of all communications requirements from the programme and development of focused reporting on updates, milestones and key issues to management

  • Supporting the development of alternative scenarios and options to improve the interpretation of findings and recommendations and the dissemination of relevant technical support.

  • Assist in ad-hoc compliance and technical issues as they arise.

  • Supporting the Governance & Compliance manager as and when required on other ad hoc projects


  • Expertise in interpreting and applying technical financial knowledge to resolve problems in a large organisation.

  • A strong knowledge of relevant IT systems e.g. SAP, Enterprise Resource Planning packages, Excel and Access databases, Word and PowerPoint. 

  • Knowledge of Financial Regulations

  • Expertise in reporting, analysis and evaluation of data.

  • The ability to understand and interpret trends arising from internal audit reports, C&AG Management Letters, findings of Internal Controls Questionnaire etc.

  • Knowledge of COSO / SOX or other key control frameworks would be an advantage

  • The ability to successfully manage a range of different projects and work activities concurrently, utilising computer technology effectively and to meet strict deadlines

  • The ability to proactively identify areas for improvement and to develop practical solutions for their implementation

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Eoghan Dalton.

(090) 6478108