Regional Finance Officer - The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and advocating for the rights of people affected by dementia to quality supports and services.

Our vision is an Ireland where people affected by dementia are valued and supported.

A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is person centred, rights-based and grassroots led with the voice of the person with dementia and their carer at its core.

The ASI are currently recruiting a Regional Finance Officer to be based in National Office in Blackrock, Co. Dublin who will report to the Finance Manager.

This is a permanent contract, working 35 hours per week. There will be travel required nationally, circa three days per week.

As part of the finance team, this role will support the Finance Manager in the monitoring of regional performance and their compliance with ASI stringent internal controls. It will also entail report preparation as part of the regional financial reviews and will require a critical thinker in order to form recommendations on any Financial weaknesses identified.

To be successful in this role you will need:

• A minimum of two years’ experience in a finance auditing function
• Part qualified/ Newly Accountant (ACA, ACCA)
• Experience in report writing and a strong understanding of audit procedures and tests.
• Experience in improving internal financial controls and providing training to non-financial managers on financial policies and procedures.
• Exchequer Accounting Software experience is desirable.

You will need good analytical, Excel, Word, written, verbal and problem solving skills; as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Salary will be negotiable and dependent on relevant experience.

If you are interested in applying for this post, please submit a full and up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining why you feel you could undertake this role and send it to

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    18 October 2019

Jack & Jill Foundation - Head of Finance

Job Title:   Head of Finance

Reporting to:   CEO

Job Purpose:   All aspects of finance including statutory accounts, the budget process, managing funding streams, leading the finance team and being a key member of the management team.

Salary:  DOE

Location:   Johnstown, Co. Kildare

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Deliver timely and accurate preparation of the Budgets, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annual accounts, and all associated reports in accordance with statutory, fiscal and legal requirements and in compliance with the Charities Regulator.

  • Lead and develop a high-performance finance team by closely managing the team’s performance and professional development.

  • Ownership of the annual/monthly budget and the continuous monitoring and reporting of actual v budget.

  • Actively participate & represent the charity in meetings with the key funders including the HSE, corporate partners and donors, including the HSE.

  • Manage overall cash flow on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.

  • Research and Apply for Grants, Tax Credits and any other Government Agency finance related matters

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts in this area

  • Review and control weekly information in relation to finance and fundraising.

  • Support fundraising through ongoing reviews of corporate sponsorships and partnerships.

  • Reforecasting budget on a quarterly basis.

  • Debtors / Creditors overview and troubleshoot where necessary to ensure orderly cashflows.

  • Payroll overview to ensure accuracy and enhance reporting.

  • Preparation of all financial information to go to the Board.

  • Developing, analysing and reporting on Key Performance Indicators.

  • Maintaining a clear emphasis on cost reduction & greater efficiency

  • Manage and motivate the finance team and ongoing reports and advice to the management team and Board.

  • Develop and improve internal systems and controls.

  • Active management of external relationships with suppliers, creditors, insurance companies, HSE, etc.

  • Participate in the development of improved finance, IT and operations policies as a member of the management team.


  • A qualified Accountant – ACCA / CIMA / ACA or similar

  • A broad appreciation of commercial and corporate challenges

  • An understanding of the healthcare system in Ireland and the role of Jack & Jill in children’s home nursing care

  • A strong systems and controls development and implementation experience

  • Experience in negotiating with the HSE is a plus

Behaviours / Values     

  • Approachable, enthusiastic and objective.

  • Energetic and dynamic with strong interpersonal skills

  • Flexible and adaptable.

  • Ability to influence, and drive change within an organisation

  • Attention to detail with excellent organisational skills and proven ability to handle multiple tasks/priorities.

  • Effective time management skills with an ability to work on own initiative.

  • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with people at all levels.

  • Team leader, team player and individual contributor.

  • Strong communications and excellent people management skills

  • A high degree of computer literacy, knowledge of standard Microsoft applications

  • Results focused and be highly committed to providing an excellent standard of service in finance to sustain the work of the charity

Note. As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and our journey towards sustainability and best practice in governance and charity compliance, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time.

To apply, please email a covering letter with your CV to

Closing date is COB Friday 11th October 2019