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Senior Management Accountant (Maternity Cover) - Merchant's Quay Ireland

Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) is a national voluntary organisation that helps people who are homeless and caught in addiction. The organisation provides a range of services including frontline services, practical supports, pathways towards recovery and innovative responses to the issues of drug use and homelessness in Ireland. MQI is currently based in 19 locations across 12 counties in Ireland and the organisation has ambitions to increase its scale and presence nationwide.

MQI is financed by a mix of statutory and voluntary funding. In 2016, MQI had a total income of €10.9 million. In the same year, MQI had a total expenditure of €10.4m. As MQI continues to grow in scale, the organisation is seeking to appoint a Senior Management Accountant to lead a range of MQI’s finance functions. The role is offered on a fixed term basis due to maternity leave and will be based in MQI’s head office.   

Senior Management Accountant (Maternity Cover Contract)

Reporting to the Head of Finance, Risk & IT, the Senior Management Accountant will be responsible for the supervision and delivery of key finance functions. They will also support the Head of Finance, Risk & IT to deliver MQI’s finance strategy. Some of the key tasks will include: providing input into the development and implementation of an organisation wide finance strategy, working with the Operational Management Team to drive operational elements of the organisation’s finance strategy and supporting the Head of Finance in leading/motivating the Finance Team.

MQI is seeking an experienced finance professional that will lead and implement a range of key financial functions across the organisation. This person will also provide leadership and guidance to the Finance Team. Applicants must be qualified accountants possessing ACCA, CIMA, or ACA certification.  Finance professionals with experienced acquired in the not-for-profit, private or public sector are welcome. This role provides an excellent opportunity for candidates seeking an entry point into the not-for-profit sector with a large scale organisation.

If you are a driven individual looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity that will help to make a difference to the lives of MQI’s service users, then contact Michael Walsh in strictest confidence at or call direct on +353-1-234-3131.

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Closing Date for Applications: June 1st, 2018.