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Financial Controller

Ref: 79900

  • 70,000-80,000
  • 05 Sep 2023
  • Dublin (South)
  • Permanent

Financial Controller

About the Company

My client is a HSE operated hospital located in South Dublin which was established nearly 300 years ago. They provide rehabilitation / respite beds and long-term care services. A day hospital service is also provided for older people living in the community who have ongoing health and rehabilitation needs. The multidisciplinary team includes the following disciplines: Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Medical Social Work, Speech and Language and Language Therapy, Nutrition & Dietetics, Psychology and Podiatry

About the Position

The Financial Controller is responsible for the provision of the overall financial leadership of the Hospital.  As a key member of the Hospital Management Team, the post-holder will have the opportunity to provide support to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer and the Hospital Management Team across a wide variety of initiatives and developments and provide a high level of expertise and understanding of Financial Management to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board through the Relevant Committees.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of the Finance function.
  • Participate with the Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Management Team in ensuring that the day-to-day activities and resources of the Hospital are managed and coordinated so as to provide a patient centered service which is delivered through the effective and efficient management of the Hospital’s Finances.
  • A deep understanding of the financial and operational challenges faced within running a highly complex and pressured working environment.
  • Expertise in reporting, analysis and evaluation of data.
  • Working knowledge of what constitutes good financial controls/systems which contribute to key business decisions.
  • Knowledge and experience of dealing with complex data in a large organisation and working independently.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation e.g. Health Act, Finance Acts etc would be beneficial.
  • Review with the Senior Management Team, the Hospitals expenditure with regard to efficiency and effectiveness, emphasising the development and implementation of a value for money policy.
  • Assist in implementing major organisation change initiatives at the Hospital.
  • The ability to evaluate complex information from a variety of sources and make effective decisions.


  • Current membership of a recognised or prescribed accountancy body such as ACCA, CPA, ACMA, CIMA, ACA or an equivalent accountancy body in another jurisdiction.
  • Significant relevant post-qualification experience in a large organisation with multiple stakeholders to include a proven track record of influencing senior stakeholders to ensure financial consequences are taken into account.
  • Experience of finance and budgeting systems in a Hospital Setting.
  • Experience in team management and development.
  • Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and management ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the Finance Department.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and groups.
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders to assist in performing the role.
  • The ability to present information clearly, concisely and confidently when speaking and in writing tailoring to meet the needs of the audience.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills including the ability to produce professional reports.

Remuneration Package

  • Salary €70,000-€80,000
  • Hybrid working after probationary period.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Pension.
  • 30 days annual leave
For more information on this role or any other Accountancy roles contact Conal O'Connor on 01 5927858, or e-mail or click on the apply button below
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