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Enniscorthy Credit Union

is now inviting applications for the following position


Financial Officer (FO) - Ref ECU FO

 

Enniscorthy Credit Union is a progressive financial services provider with over 31,000 members and total assets in excess of €190 million.  We are headquartered in Abbey Square, Enniscorthy with branches in Ballymurn, Murrintown and Taghmon.  Our core value is to promote the financial wellbeing of all our members, whilst helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. To achieve this purpose, the Credit Union is committed to providing a broad range of innovative financial products and services. 

Principal Responsibilities of the Role:

The Financial Officer will report to the CEO and will have overall responsibility for the delivery of timely and accurate financial management reports.  The Financial Officer will support the development and execution of the Credit Union’s Finance Strategy and ensure alignment with the overall objectives of the Strategic Plan. The Financial Officer will implement effective processes and controls to accurately measure and report financial performance. They will review all financial reports ensuring that underlying processes, review and controls have been completed in accordance with best practice, regulatory requirements and that the appropriate supporting detail is in place to substantiate final balances.
 
The Financial Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the finance function and he/she will assume leadership for the financial health of the credit union, identifying internal or external variables that impact financial performance, anticipating potential future impacts and developing mitigation plans to address these issues should they arise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the management and co-ordination of all internal and external reporting, including the consolidation of monthly management accounts

  • Responsible for preparing and monitoring monthly and annual budgets

  • Responsibility for Payroll and all ancillary products

  • Overall management of bank reconciliations and investment strategies

  • Overall responsibility for controls and compliance in accounts, EFT and cash offices, ensuring that all statutory requirements are met

  • Responsible for budgetary control, forecasting, insurance and asset & liability management

  • Responsible for the preparation of financial information for the Board and committees

  • Liaise with the credit control function and provide support in optimising its benefit

  • Support the CEO by providing analysis of financial information with the provision of ad hoc reports that will lead to new business initiatives and/or inform better financial management

  • Liaise with key stakeholders such as auditors, advisors and the Central Bank as and when required

  • Analyse product value and profitability across the suite of ECU services

  • Lead continuous, growth enabling efficiency improvement across ECU to embed model longevity

The above list is not exhaustive and may be subject to change in line with the needs of the business.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Qualified accountant with 4-5 years’ industry or relevant practice experience. Experience in financial services desirable

  • Expert knowledge of accounting and financial analysis

  • A thorough understanding of Credit Union rules and regulations

  • Ability to plan, forecast, develop budgets, design financial models and oversee the implementation of financial strategies

  • A customer-centric focus ensuring that a first-class service is delivered to members

  • Proficient in all Microsoft office products, especially Excel. Some expertise in Data Analytics

  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure

 

This role is a Central Bank Pre-Approved Control Function subject to strict Fitness and Probity obligations

Applicants should state clearly the position they are applying for by quoting the reference ECU FO

Applications including CV by email only addressed to recruit@pinta.ie

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Monday, 16th  August 2021
Short listing may apply and assessment will be done on the basis of the information provided in the application

Enniscorthy Credit Union Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer