The Dublin Well Woman Centre: Finance Manager

Finance Manager

The Dublin Well Woman Centre

The Dublin Well Woman Centre is a leading provider of women’s sexual and reproductive health care, delivering healthcare and counselling services to over 30,000 women annually from all over Ireland from its three Dublin clinics. This is an exciting time for the Dublin Well Woman Centre as it comes out of a challenging restructuring phase, with a renewed strategic plan and a determination to lead through advocacy, and to influence the women’s health agenda nationally.

This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the organisation’s financial management. As part of the management team, in a ‘hands on’ role you will be responsible for driving financial governance, statutory and management reporting, and leading business growth through financial and business analytics.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who works well on their own initiative, and at a stage in their career when they need a challenge. The Dublin Well Woman Centre promotes a healthy work-life balance and is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Title:

Finance Manager

Reporting to:

The Chief Executive
Direct reports: 1 p/t Bookkeeper

Overall Purpose of the job:

Responsible for the integrity and accuracy of financial reporting and financial information relied on in the decision making process by the CEO, Management and Board, ensuring it is produced in accordance with best practice.

The ongoing development, promotion and delivery of Finance Support Services (e.g. Management Accounts, Payroll, Audit preparation) for the company. The reporting of monthly, quarterly and / or annual activities to management and statutory bodies and funders, in line with contractual requirements.

As the Finance Manager you will:

  1. Be responsible for the planning and management of the finance role, ensuring that the DWWC’s financial information needs are identified and met, including providing up to date, relevant and accurate financial information and reports to the CEO, the Board, Finance Committee and management team, and to funders.
  2. Prepare the annual statutory Audit from planning meeting to presentation and sign off of Annual Financial Statements by the Board of Directors.
  3. Be familiar and have knowledge of SORP for Charities.
  4. Ensure the delivery of identified service objectives and continuous improvement of service targets
  5. Play a key role in internal stakeholder management and influencing.
  6. Liaise with the CEO in respect of, and identify and act on emerging governance / compliance issues, including the Charities Regulatory Authority, Governance Code, and Accounting Standards
  7. Monitor and oversee annual Contracts Renewal, including insurance, I.T. support
  8. Once-off projects as may be identified and agreed.

Your key personal responsibilities and duties are to:

  1. Ensure the delivery of identified service objectives and continuous improvement of service targets, by developing a performance management regime for the Finance department, including developing a suite of performance indicators and providing financial benchmarking information
  2. Ensure the effective management of all input to financial systems and the control, verification, and processing of all financial transactions
  3. Ensure that financial reports meet the needs of budget holders, providing accurate information in a user friendly and appropriate manner to specific deadlines
  4. Ensure that the DWWC’s financial systems are properly managed and maintained including upgrading systems and offering appropriate advice on the development of any new financial systems
  5. Develop, institute and manage effective financial policies, strategies, reporting systems and internal control procedures that ensure accuracy, integrity, transparency, minimise financial risk and support the activities of the organisation;
  6. In consultation with the CEO, manage the organisation’s annual budget process.
  7. Ensure the integrity of financial systems by managing the accounting period close cycle, ensuring all general ledger reconciliations are completed in a timely manner, and in line with best practice
  8. Responsible for monthly and quarterly accounting closing process, and for preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting of management information, including Monthly Management Accounts, Analysis and Commentaries for the CEO, Board and Finance Committee
  9. Balance sheet management – ensuring monthly balance sheet is supported by detailed account reconciliations, analysis and explanations
  10. Cashflow management and projections (in consultation with the CEO)
  11. Ensure that the DWWC’s cash management processes are effective including the arrangements for banking and the reconciliation processes
  12. Statutory and Regulatory reporting: in consultation with the CEO, ensure that annual statutory and quarterly regulatory reports are prepared on time and accurately
  13. Be a support to the CEO and other managers in assisting with new initiatives or projects which involve financial costings, budgets or projections
  14. Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation

Experience & Skills

Education and Experience Profile:

  • Must be a qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) and have a minimum of 5 years in an accounting leadership role, ideally to include leadership experience within an accounting function in a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft products, and financial packages such SAGE, Micropay, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office suite, including Excel, absolutely essential
  • Ability to exercise leadership and work in teams to achieve set goals and provide excellent client service.

Skills Summary:

  • Results orientated, flexible, resourceful and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple deliverables.
  • Process improvement experience desirable
  • Strong commercial focus and business development skills.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experienced in managing and driving improvements and change.
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to tight deadlines.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector desirable though not essential

Terms and Conditions

Salary €65 - €70K, based in Well Woman’s city-centre Head Office.

3-year fixed-term contract, with 6-month probation period (which may be extended, but will not exceed 11 months).

We will pay an annual affiliation fee, and will support CPD training (up to an agreed ceiling)

25 Annual Leave days, 37.5 hours / week

Please send a CV and Cover Letter by email to and use the words ‘Finance Manager’ in the subject line.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 25th April 2018, with a view of, interviews taking place between 27th April – 1st May 2018.


Dublin 1

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