Financial Planning & Analysis Accountant

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Dublin City Centre
  • 41956096

PE Global is currently recruiting A Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant for a Client Based in Dublin for a specific purpose Contract.

The successful person will work as part of the Financial Planning  &  Risk  Management  team  and  will  be  expected  to  make  a  dynamic  contribution  in  the provision  of  a  responsive,  effective,  and  user-friendly  financial  support  service  for  the  University community and other stakeholders.


  • Assist with  the  preparation  of  multi-annual  financial  plans  and  forecasts  (incl.  income, expenditure  and  cashflow)  for  the  University  and  its  constituent  Faculties  and  Divisions,  in addition to monitoring and reporting of performance against such plans.
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budget for the University and its constituent Faculties and Divisions, in addition to monitoring and reporting of performance against the budget.
  • Provide quarterly analytical forecasts and analysis of complex financial data including trend and variance analysis for the University and its constituent Faculties and Divisions.
  • Recommending and supporting improvements in the University’s financial systems and accounting practice to meet current and future business needs
  • Assist with the maintenance of the University’s financial risk register
  • Assist with  the  design  and  delivery  of  presentations  and  reports  for  the  HEA,  IUA, University Board and Principal Committees and other associated Groups
  • Any other duties as directed by the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

Knowledge and Experience

  • Candidate must be a fully qualified accountant and be a member of a recognised Irish Accounting body.
  • Applicants will have at least 2 years’ post-qualification experience, preferably in a similar role, in a medium to large organisation.
  • Experience in Oracle or other computerised accounting environment is essential.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills with previous financial accounting experience.
  • Well-developed organisational  skills  with  a  proven  ability  to  manage  various  tasks  in  a  busy environment and prioritise accordingly, deadline oriented with good attention to detail.
  • Confident problem solver, resourceful with the ability to troubleshoot basic issues (including IT)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential; the successful candidate will be comfortable explaining  complex  situations  in  simple  terms,  dealing  with  queries  from  both internal and external stakeholders in an accessible and professional manner. 
  • Strong computer skills with use of IT as a driver of efficiency; high level of competency in MS Office applications, including Microsoft Excel as a support tool for reporting and analysis, are essential.
  • Ability to learn new tasks, and adapt to a changing environment, including a blended working environment, working both on-site and remotely.
  • Keeps stakeholders, customers (both internal and external) informed on progress.
  • Communicates clearly, concisely and accurately in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Manages own time and effort to achieve agreed objectives to a high standard, with accuracy and on time.
  • Takes the initiative to suggest ideas for improvement.
  • Assesses and  reviews  work  and  identifies  continuous  improvement  with  a  focus  on  quality delivery.
  • Works effectively in a climate of changing priorities in a flexible manner and supports team to do the same.
  • Builds networks and partnerships across the University.
  • Demonstrates a positive and constructive approach when faced with challenging situations
  • Adopts a can-do attitude, anticipating and solving problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Collates information from diverse sources, analysing the situation in a thorough manner
  • Monitors progress against plan adapting as necessary and ensures others are aware of changes and the reasons for them.


Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, or alternatively send an up to date CV to

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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