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Grants Finance Co Ordinator

Job description


 Grants Finance Officer will;

-Assist in the management of the non-domestic grant administration function (from grant application to grant payment) and ensure compliance with scheme guidelines and internal financial procedures.
-Review requests for grant payment to ensure sufficient financial documentation has been provided to recommend payment.
-Identification of areas for systems and process improvements.
-Develop reports and indicators to ensure quality and timeliness of all aspects of grant management.
-Provide life-cycle financial and governance support to the Legal & Contracts Manager and research funding programmes  
-Liaise with programme staff to ensure effective contract administration, financial reporting and payments related to grants.
-Contributing to audit of programmes and implementation of audit recommendations linked to grant management.


Key Knowledge and Skills

-A strong project management and effectiveness in leading, managing and mentoring teams and demonstrated ability to delivery projects end to end.
-A strong proactive approach to achieving results, including managing scope, time, risk assessment, cost and quality.
-Strong leadership and organisational skills
-Excellent analytical, problem-solving and interpretive skills with an ability to think strategically and use sound judgement on complex issues
-Demonstrated ability to manage a team
-A capacity to build positive working relationship with colleagues and external stakeholders; to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to network effectively
-A flexible approach to problem solving and decision making to ensure the best solution is achieved focusing on the need for greater efficiency and effective delivery.
-Good numeracy skills, a strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
-Ability to multitask, manage competing demands and work effectively to deadlines
-Ability to work on own initiative
-Well-developed IT skills


Experience and Personal Qualities required:

Essential experience;
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate;
-Fully accredited professional qualification in Accountancy and/or minimum of five years’ experience and proven expertise/knowledge in a grants’ management role
-Degree level (or greater) or equivalent professional qualification in Business, Law or a related discipline.
-Experience of ensuring compliance to financial controls and procedures
-Effective staff management skills.
-Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
-Strong team-player skills and flexible
-Successful track record in delivering programmes, analyses or other equivalent achievements in a similar environment.

For more information please send your details to rmelia@sigmar.ie

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