Financial Controller

Dublin (City), Leinster (IE)
Salary Scale: €74,068 to €91,961
12 Sep 2019
27 Sep 2019
Contract type
Full time

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) was set up to deliver and operate safe and efficient light rail and national road networks.  TII’s mission is to deliver transport infrastructure and services that contribute to the quality of life of the people of Ireland and support the country’s economic growth.

The role will report to the Head of Finance in the Business Services Directorate of TII. The role will be responsible for managing the resources, systems and processes of the Finance team which transacted in excess of €2bn euros in 2018.

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of Annual Financial Statements and audit files for audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General;
  • Reporting for Management and as required for the Board, Audit and Risk Committee and the Department of Tourism and Sport (DTTaS);
  • Corporate Budget preparation and forecasting ;
  • Providing strong business and financial leadership to support business decisions;
  • Management of finance function responsibilities including payroll, pension, taxation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants, treasury management and fixed assets;
  • Delivering modern financial reporting and transaction processing systems supporting strong internal controls;
  • Ensuring a documented control environment that operates effectively to deliver strong internal controls over reporting, processing and other areas for which finance is responsible;
  • Embedding a strong risk management culture within the finance team environment
  • Ensuring compliance with all taxation requirements;
  • Developing and enhancing staff performance and teamwork within a safe and supportive working environment;
  • Ensuring that the professional and other training needs of staff are assessed and met;
  • Supporting TII pension schemes;
  • Ensuring that policies, procedures and processes are in place to support TII’s strategic objectives and comply with relevant corporate governance requirements; 
  • Building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders - including other functional areas, project teams, the executive team, customers, Government Departments, Local Authorities, National Transport Authority, Financial Institutions and the Comptroller and Auditor General;
  • Ensuring all relevant developments in corporate governance, treasury management, tax, and accounting standards are incorporated into TII Finance systems, policies and procedures;
  • Playing a key role in managing the finance and accounting projects and programs required to ensure that finance as a key support service in TII functions effectively;
  • Contract management of key professional service suppliers in the areas of finance, tax, audit and business systems;
  • Managing internal audits;
  • Undertaking such tasks, activities or other duties as may be required or assigned as appropriate to the grade

Skills required:

  • Qualified Accountant with seven year’s minimum post qualification experience in a relevant finance function environment
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the public sector regulatory and working environment.
  • Understand the requirements of key external stakeholders such as Government Departments, local authorities and other State Bodies
  • Fundamental understanding of corporate governance, business and operational risk and internal control processes and procedures
  • Strong record of delivery and technical expertise in the key areas of financial and management reporting and accounting and tax compliance 
  • Strong record of delivery in internal control, audit preparation and management, and  resource and personnel management
  • Strong communication and report writing and presentation skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills and a logical and proportionate approach to problem solving
  • Proven ability to organise, manage and motivate teams / staff and to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines as they fall due.

The scale of pay for Assistant Principal Higher as of 1 September 2019 is as follows:

€74,068 to €91,961 - personal pension contribution (PPC) rate

€70,490 to €87,495 - non personal pension contribution (non-PPC) rate

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to interesting and innovative projects which will enhance Ireland’s transport infrastructure plus access to excellent training and development opportunities and career progression.

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Deadline for applications is 12 noon, Friday, 27th September 2019.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.