Our client in the Sports industry is recruiting for a Finance Manager. Role and responsibilities The full-time Finance Manager is part of the Senior Management Team The post holder’s primary responsibilities include planning, management and control of the Association’s financial resources and carries out their governance and strategic responsibilities, particularly as they relate to financial accountability and decision-making.
The post holder will contribute to the overall vision for the Association and will lead the strategic management and development of its Finance function, while also acting as the Association Risk Officer.
The post holder will be required to have access to transport/a clean full driving licence and the appointment will be subject to Garda vetting clearance. This is a permanent post with a 9-month probationary period. Key responsibilities include: Management and control of financial resources
• Lead the development of the Association’s finance function; including managing and interpreting financial reporting
• Ensure the provision of a robust and effective financial infrastructure for the Association that is compliant with legal, statutory and regulatory requirements and best practice standards.
• Provide support and guidance to, and oversight of units affiliated to the Association to comply with relevant financial procedures and best practice standards.
• Manage, develop and review financial control policies and procedures for the national Association, and its affiliated units, as appropriate. • Prepare and Present annual reports for the Association Annual Congress. Budget and Risk Management
• Prepare financial forecasts, budgets and management accounts for management and in preparation for annual audit, and any additional audits that may arise.
• Develop and manage value for money analysis of major initiatives, as appropriate, to support the Association’s decision-making processes.
• Oversee financial risk management at all levels of the Association including liaison with relevant parties re appropriate insurance.
• Support the work of the Association Risk Management Committee and act as the Risk Officer for the Association. Organisational Management and Administration
• Manage all payroll functions for the Association.
• Manage Finance staff and mentor and support national Association staff to work in compliance with the national Association’s financial procedures and best practice standards.
• Oversee and support the administration of the online membership registration system, including reconciliation of payments received.
• With the Ard Stiúrthóir and relevant staff, negotiate with and manage financial relations, procurement and contracting with third parties including suppliers and service providers.
• Engage and contribute to the delivery of organisational development and change management, strategic planning and annual business planning.
• Support and attend the Association’s Resource Management and Risk Management Committees (ex officio) as required.
• Undertake any other duties as directed by the Ard Stiúrthóir Person Specification Essential criteria
• Professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience or a minimum of five years’ experience running management accounts and producing financial statements within a small/medium size company.
• Experience in all aspects of running an effective financial infrastructure including budgets, management accounts, and managing, developing and reviewing financial control policies and procedures.
• Experience in small to medium enterprise Audit processes. • Experience and understanding of governance processes, risk identification, management and documentation.
• Excellent IT skills with a comprehensive knowledge of accounting and payroll packages.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships internally and externally with a wide range of stakeholders.
• Strong planning and organisational skills.
• A highly motivated and positive approach.
• Ability to work on own initiative. • Experience of managing staff. All candidates must meet the essential criteria to be eligible for entry in the recruitment competition.
Desirable criteria • Experience of working with sport, community and voluntary organisations.
• A strong understanding of Gaelic Games, and the associated governance structures.
• Knowledge and experience of procurement processes.
• Experience of managing a year-end audit.
• Knowledge and experience of relevant legal, statutory and other regulatory requirements.
• A pension contribution from the Association, subject to employee contribution.
• The post holder will be required to have access to transport/a clean full driving licence and the appointment will be subject to Garda/PSNI vetting clearance.
• The Finance Manger will be required to work occasional unsocial hours including weekends.
From time to time travel will also be required. • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days per annum.
In addition, there is additional annual paid leave in the Christmas Eve/New Year period.
• The Association also provides study leave and facilitates a bike to work scheme/tax saver commuter ticket.
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