Title of Position                   Finance Director

Reporting to                        Head of Finance and Logistics

Level / Grade                       Assistant Principal Officer

Location                              Citywest Dublin – with a nationwide remit

The Finance Director is a member of the national senior leadership team and is responsible for the achievement of all relevant business objectives as determined by the Board, and as outlined in the organisations corporate and annual business plans. He/she is responsible for but not limited to Corporate Governance, Financial and Management Accounting, Strategic and Business Planning, Treasury Management Funding, Payroll, Pensions and Regional Coordination & Direction in financial matters. As these functions overlap with areas managed by other members of the senior leadership team, cooperation with Heads of Function and other Director is key.



  • Contribute, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, to the development and implementation of the IFI strategy and its supporting mechanisms.
  • Bring a focus and drive to building and sustaining high levels of performance including leading, motivating and management of the Finance Unit and the Corporate Support / Governance Unit in the delivery of excellent standards of financial management and support services.
  • Ensure overall compliance with all Department of Finance, Revenue Commissioner and C&AG regulations and other relevant legislation.
  • Oversee the monitoring, testing, and reporting on the organisation’s Risk Management and Corporate Governance systems including compliance with The Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (2016).
  • Interface with the IFI Board and committees as required to deliver on the strategic priorities assigned.
  • Build and maintain relationships with both internal and external auditors. Oversee audits and respond to audit findings.
  • Liaise with other third parties including DCCAE, DPER and Revenue, furnishing reports as required.
  • Oversee the pension and treasury functions.
  • Ensure that the assets and reputation of the organisation are properly protected with excellent control and monitoring systems.
  • Represent IFI both nationally and internationally as required and liaise with relevant external bodies, agencies and organisations.
  • Ensure a cost conscious approach is taken to the management of budgets and in the delivery of services throughout IFI.
  • Plan and prioritise work in terms of importance, timescales and other resource constraints, re-prioritising in light of changing circumstances.
  • Assist in primary and systems checks of projects funded by IFI.
  • Ensure all financial procedures are adequate to enable proper management and accountability of IFI finances.
  • Ensure quality and efficient customer service to the Finance Unit and the Corporate Support / Governance Unit’s stakeholder’s both internal and external.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Finance and Logistics.
  • Develops capability of team members through feedback, coaching and creating opportunities for skills development, addressing any performance issues as they arise.



  • Proven academic achievement to include a recognised professional accountancy qualification or equivalent.
  • Has a clear understanding of the roles, objectives and targets of self and the team and has a proven track record on delivery for personal and team goals.
  • Brings focus and drive to building and sustaining high levels of performance, addressing issues as they arise. Leads and maximises the contribution of the team as a whole and encourages ownership and responsibility for tasks.



  • Proven track record of delivery against organisational goals, annual business plans and in budgetary development and management. Plans and prioritises work in terms of importance, timescales and other resource constraints, re-prioritises as necessary.
  • Actively contributes to the development of the strategies and policies of the department and promotes team work within the section and effectively on projects across departments.



  • Experience of public sector finances and overseeing EU funded projects would be highly desirable as would a working knowledge of Integra2 Accounting software.
  • Is focused on self-development, seeking feedback and opportunities for growth to help carry out the specific requirements of the role.
  • Understands complex issues quickly, accurately absorbing and evaluating numerical data.
  • Is personally honest and trustworthy and can be relied upon.
  • Presents information in a confident logical and convincing manner, verbally and in writing.
  • Is self-motivated and shows a desire to continuously perform at a high level.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Can meet the travel requirements of the post. Prepared to work outside of normal hours as necessary.



*Note that in line with Government policy, new appointments must be made on the first point of the Civil Service PPC (post-95) pay scales.

  • The salary scale for the position is at the level of Assistant Principal Officer (Standard) as applies in the inland fisheries service, and is set by Government who are advised by the Review Body on Higher Remuneration in the Public Sector. An 8 point scale from *€59,383 to €80,531 including 2 long service increments.



This is a permanent appointment



Applications (a cover letter and up to date Curriculum Vitae) should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Friday 14th September 2018

The term FD 2018 should appear in your application email subject line.

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Late applications will not be processed.  

Short listing will be based on information provided in the Cover Letter and CV


Canvassing will disqualify

Inland Fisheries Ireland is an equal opportunities employer