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Financial Planning and Analysis - Accountant

The Job:

Fixed term contract  with one of Irelands most instantly recognisable institutions based in Dublin City Centre. The successful person will work as part of the Financial Planning & Risk Management team and will be expected to make a dynamic contribution in the provision of a responsive, effective, and user-friendly financial support service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation of multi-annual financial plans and forecasts (incl. income, expenditure and cashflow), in addition to monitoring and reporting of performance against such plans
  • Support the continuing implementation of the new budgetary cycle process
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budget for the University, in addition to monitoring and reporting of performance against the budget
  • Provide quarterly analytical forecasts and analysis of complex financial data including trend and variance analysis
  • Recommending and supporting improvements in the financial systems and accounting practice to meet current and future business needs
  • Assist with the maintenance of the financial risk register
  • Any other duties as directed by the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis


  • Candidate must be a fully qualified accountant and be a member of a recognised Irish Accounting body.
  • Applicants will have at least 2 years’ post-qualification experience, preferably in a similar role, in a medium to large organisation.
  • Experience in Oracle or other computerised accounting environment is essential
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills with previous financial accounting experience.
  • Well-developed organisational skills with a proven ability to manage various tasks in a busy environment and prioritise accordingly, deadline oriented with good attention to detail.
  • Confident problem solver, resourceful with the ability to troubleshoot basic issues (including IT) independently.

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

(090) 6478108