The OCO invites applications from interested candidates for the position of Finance and Compliance Officer. The successful candidate will be a member of the OCO Corporate Services Units and will report to the Head of Corporate Governance, Compliance & Services.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the following principal duties as part of the role of Finance & Compliance Officer:
  • Finance
    • General ledger management – income and expenditure
    • Management accounts
    • Budget preparation, projections and monitoring
    • Fixed asset management
    • Preparation of the year-end Financial Statements
    • Liaison with the C&AG and internal auditors for audit purposes
  • Governance, Legal and Compliance
    • Reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee
    • Reporting to DCEDIY and DPER
    • Data protection – acting as DPO for the OCO
  • Procurement
    • Management of procurement processes in the OCO with OGP/eTenders and related documentation
    • Maintenance of contract register
    • Contract management with suppliers
  • External and Internal Audit Management
    • Management of internal audit assignments based on the OCO Internal Audit Plan (2-3 per annum)
    • Management of the annual C&AG Audit
  • Risk Management
    • Implementation of the Risk Management Framework and Risk Policy
    • Preparation and update of the Risk Register
Essential Requirements

Candidates must have:
  • A qualification of at least level 8 of the National Framework of Qualifications from a recognised university or other third level institution in Business, Management or a related discipline; or
  • An accountancy qualification from a recognised accountancy body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA)
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ relevant experience in a similar role;
  • Experience in finance and accounting
  • Experience of risk management and compliance;
  • Sound knowledge of public procurement and contract management;
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills;
  • Demonstrated people management experience;
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills;
  • A proven ability to effectively prioritise work to ensure that required tasks are executed in a timely manner and to a high standard;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • A Corporate Governance Qualification
  • Procurement training
  • Experience in the public sector or reporting to the public sector
How to Apply:
To apply, candidates must provide an up to date application form and submit their application form via the online application portal.

Only Application Forms fully submitted online will be accepted into the campaign. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

Closing Date:
Your application must be submitted on the online application portal by 12 Noon on Wednesday the 19th of May.  Applications will not be accepted after this time.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 24 hours of applying, please contact OCO@sigmar.ie.