Finance Manager

Company Overview

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is the national representative organisation for construction employers in the Republic of Ireland. The industry employs over 171,000 and undertakes work valued in excess of €30 billion annually. The Federation has a nationwide membership, many of which are the country’s most successful companies, comprises 30 constituent Associations, representing various sectors, and operates 13 branches throughout Ireland.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to: Director of Corporate Affairs

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of Annual Financial Statements
  • Budgeting, analysis and preparation of specialist data and modelling scenarios as required including ongoing project finance management
  • Management of the annual audit of CIF and CRQ
  • Annual budget preparation and development of the CIF’s Strategic Business Plan
  • Preparation of timely and accurate management accounts including analytical reviews
  • Filing of all relevant Taxation returns to deadline, to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements and liaison with external tax advisors
  • Oversight of accounts receivable and accounts payable, liasing with membership and training departments
  • Oversight of creditor payment runs within contract terms and in line with prompt payment obligations
  • Development and implementation of new processes and procedures for the Finance function
  • Management of outsourced payroll and pension process
  • Annual filings to CRO etc.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

Required Experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with at least 6 years’ PQE
  • Leadership qualities or experience of team development/management
  • Previous experience of Dynamics Navision is highly advantageous
  • Proficient in the use of MS Outlook and Excel


  • Multi-skilled professional comfortable working with all levels of the organisation
  • Good communicator with excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Active listening and coaching skills and abilities

Personal Qualities:

  • Takes responsibility for own actions, proactively facilitates Executive Committees and support the senior management team in delivering corporate, departmental and individual goals and objectives
  • Be an effective and facilitative leader, enabler and developer of teams through an authentic and open communication style
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and nurture relationships across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Results focused understands what is important for the CIF & the wider community of members
  • A dedicated professional, committed to delivering superior service through having an open disposition and a willingness to listen and learn
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – handles complex and difficult situations with thought and confidence
  • Displays integrity – is sincere in own behaviour and in dealings with others
  • Sound judgment, in terms of dealing with people, and his/her ability to demonstrate good decision making across a broad range of operational areas

Other Information

Applications should be made by e-mail prior to the deadline to [email protected].

Applications to be submitted by email, prior to the deadline must include:

A cover letter (max length of 2 A4 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position; and
A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant achievements and experience in your career to date.

Closing Date

Deadline for application: 31st May 2023

Applications will not be accepted after the closing date