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Head of Finance - Public Sector background - D7

Job description

My client within the Public Sector currently have a requirement for a qualified accountant with a strong finance background within the public sector and you will have also managed a finance team in your more recent role. Lead on the finance and procurement functions of the delivery of effective financial management, control, compliance and reporting.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Managing all elements of finance
• Managing expanded corporate governance responsibilities
• Contributing to, preparing, overseeing and quality assuring the annual statutory accounts or appropriation accounts and financial management reports in accordance with Governmental Financial Procedures
• Reconciliation of bank accounts
• Providing expert advice across the group  on audit and financial management issues
• Participating in accounting system implementation, upgrade and enhancement projects
• Ensuring proper reconciliation of all payments and accounts
• Management and preparation of monthly reporting of results across multiple projects/sites including budgets, forecasts, and adherence to plans and review performance
• Develop appropriate financial KPIs for strategic projects
• Ensuring proper internal and accounting controls are in place
• Liaising with internal and external auditors
• Assisting the Director with the preparation of budgeting;
• Managing and supervising the Finance team including performance management;
• Presenting financial/management accounting information
• Initiate and execute procurement and strategic sourcing projects

REQUIREMENTS
• Qualified Accountant with 5 years finance experience within the Public Sector
• Must have managed a finance team in most recent role
• Computer literate/proficient in the use of Finance Management systems (Oracle based systems preferable)
• A proven ability in financial management and commercial processes;

If you match ALL the above requirements send your cv to Laura in Sigmar Accountancy 01 474 4677, loconnor@sigmar.ie

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