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Head of Finance

Exciting Head of Finance role with a state agency based in South Dublin has just come to the market!

This role involves ensuring the efficient delivery of finance, procurement, data governance, risk management, legal and compliance services; ensuring adherence and compliance with the agencies policies and procedures as well as the delivery of key strategic projects. 

They offer hybrid working - 2 days in the office and 3 days from home.


  • Support governance and strategy by generating annual, monthly, and ad hoc reports, along with other necessary briefing materials.

  • Guide the creation and regular review of financial policies and procedures manuals, as well as all other governance and compliance policies and SOPs.

  • Stay updated on developments and ensure adherence to accounting standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Prepare annual financial statements.

  • Coordinate with auditors and oversee all financial and governance audits, both internal and external.

  • Supervise, monitor, and enhance all financial and compliance information systems.

  • Oversee various finance aspects, including fixed assets, banking, income, payments, creditors, travel expenses, and payroll.

  • Ensure compliance across procurement, parliamentary questions, GDPR, FOI, and AIE.

  • Manage grant financial assessments and contribute to application review/approval processes.

  • Lead, inspire, and foster the growth of staff, including performance management.

  • Take on ad-hoc projects as necessary.

  • Manage funding, budgets, and cash flow.

  • Lead budget preparation and offer guidance and engagement to senior management regarding their budgets and finance governance within their areas of responsibility.


  • Must be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, etc)

  • Must have proven experience in a senior finance management role

  • Relevant finance, governance or accounting qualification at degree level. 

  • Experience of leading a Finance team or governance functions with the capacity to quickly acquire an understanding of, and appreciation for, the agencys role and objectives and of the context within which it operates. 

  • Experience of implementing best practice corporate governance. 

  • Experience of implementing significant change management projects. 

  • Experience of working with Government Departments and State Agencies at a senior level

For more information contact Niamh Cregg