Financial Analyst

Posted 17 October 2022
Job type Contract/temporary
DisciplinePublic Sector
Contact NameCatherine Keating

Job description

What you need to know

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Analyst for our client, a Public Sector Organisation.

This role is for a 6 month duration. The role is based in Co. Wicklow, with hybrid working options also available.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • To support the Head of Finance in delivering expert financial advice and decision support

  • To play a key analytical role for the organisation in co-ordinating efforts to assess, establish, monitor and continuously improve the system of internal financial controls within the organisation

  • To support the Head of Finance in providing high quality analysis in order to safely reduce costs and secure appropriate additional investment in services, including by linking inputs to outputs/outcomes and demonstrating value for money

  • Play a key role in the Annual financial controls assurance process for Finance and implementation of control improvements/audit recommendations with service leads

  • Support and develop the provision of financial analysis and commentary in accordance with agreed deadlines

  • Work closely with senior colleagues in a number of key performance processes, including Estimates, Service planning & Budget Allocation

  • Engage effectively with service leads to ensure adequacy of expenditure control and cost containment

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in a previous similar role as well as experience of working with or using ERP systems and translating that usage into the production of management information

  • Have a demonstrable record of achievement in a financial analysis/reporting role within a large complex organisation, encompassing direct engagement with and influencing of senior decision makers

  • Experience of working with or using ERP systems and translating that usage into the production of management information

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of financial systems and use of reporting methodologies

  • Knowledge and experience of Financial Reporting Standards and best practice in organisational governance and compliance

  • Experience of using spreadsheets and/or databases to deliver solutions to business challenges and excellent analytical skills to enable analysis, interpretation of data and data extraction from multiple data sources

  • Proficiency with office systems including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Excellent written communication skills including strong report writing and presentation skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively with a wide range of stakeholders

Apply for this job now or get in touch with Catherine Keating on 087-4064551 or 051-353825

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