Head of Finance - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 29th April 2024
  • -
  • Ref ID: #41058

Job Description

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #41058

Osborne Executive Search is working with our client, a non-commercial semi-state body responsible for developing the Irish Seafood Industry, to appoint their new Head of Finance (AP).

The Head of Finance will lead the Finance Team of Corporate Services and will be responsible for setting the vision for the function to align with the company’s’ strategic goals and ensuring the efficient delivery of finance, procurement, data governance, risk management, legal and compliance services ensuring adherence and compliance with policies and procedures and the delivery key strategic projects.

Principal Tasks:

  • Supporting the governance and strategy, to include the preparation of annual, monthly and any ad-hoc reports and other briefing papers as required.
  • Be responsible for facilitating the preparation and regular review of the Financial Policies & Procedures
  • Manual, and all other governance and compliance policies and SOPs.
  • Monitor developments and ensure compliance with accounting standards and any other compliance requirements.
  • Preparation of annual financial statements.
  • Liaise with auditors and manage all financial and governance audits (internal and external).
  • Manage, monitor and develop all financial and compliance information systems.
  • Manage all aspects of finance, including, but not limited to: fixed assets, banking, income and debtors, payments and creditors, travel expenses and payroll.
  • Manage grant financial assessments and input to application review/approval processes.
  • Lead, motivate and develop staff, including performance management.
  • Undertake any ad-hoc projects as required.
  • Manage funding, budgets and cashflow.
  • Lead budget preparation as well as provide and advise and interact with senior management on their budgets and finance governance in respect of their area of responsibility


  • An accountancy qualification (ACCA/ACA/CIMA).
  • Relevant finance, governance, or accounting qualification at degree level.
  • Experience of leading a Finance team or governance functions with the capacity to quickly acquire an understanding of, and appreciation for, BIM’s role and objectives and of the context within which it operates
  • Experience of implementing best practice corporate governance.
  • Experience of implementing significant change management projects.
  • Experience of working with Government Departments and State Agencies at a senior level.
  • Proven leadership experience at a senior level, developing high performing teams to deliver on organisational objectives.
  • Sound knowledge of governance and risk management policies and processes and experience of their application.
  • Ability and flexibility to adapt to quickly changing circumstances and find innovative solutions.
  • Ability to support and influence all relevant stakeholders across the organisation.
  • Ability to innovate, create and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Experience of working closely with the Board and its sub-committees.
  • Ambition to deliver on demanding strategic development targets with strong personal and professional credibility.

Remuneration package:

  • Remuneration is in accordance with the Public Sector, Department of Finance approved Salary Scale for AP Grade, with a salary range of €75,822 – €94,491 (as at 1st October 2023) per annum pro-rated with time worked. Appointment will be at the first point of the pay scale unless the candidate is currently employed within the public sector.
For more information, please apply through the link provided for the attention of Stefan Ion or email your CV to [email protected] Please submit your updated CV in Word Format. 
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit we would love to hear from you, if however you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456