Finance Support Officer – Public Sector

Orange Recruitment is currently seeking a Finance Support Officer to join our client, a Public Sector body, based in Dublin City Centre. This is a contract opportunity until 31st of December 2022 with the possibility of extension. The salary for this role is € 25,927 – €40,093.

Role Purpose

To provide Service Excellence to our customers and colleagues by building a deep understanding of their needs, requirements and expectations and consistently meeting, managing and exceeding their expectations in a professional, courteous and respectful manner. Working as part of a team, the Finance Support Officer is responsible for implementing effective financial administration systems, the production of information and the provision of financial administrative support within the Unit/Directorate.

Key Responsibility

  • Provide support to internal/external users of Pobal financial ICT systems to increase user adoption
  • Provide financial administrative back up and support to all aspects of the Unit/Directorate
  • Implement and maintain efficient & effective financial administrative systems and Data entry
  • Prepare papers/information for meetings e.g. Unit, Directorate, Pobal Board, and Sub Committees
  • Assist in the identification and reporting of issues of risk 2. Support and Services
  • Co-ordinate the efficient and effective dissemination of financial information and guidelines
  • Assist with organisation of seminars, conferences and financial training sessions for beneficiaries/implementing bodies; participation in these as required
  • Highlight any issues that may arise which could feed into the development of financial training and support for the beneficiary groups/implementing bodies
  • Deal with and respond to internal/external queries and information
  • requests, coordinating responses to Parliamentary Questions
  • Develop/maintain effective information systems for inter and intra Directorate communication
  • Work on Cross-company projects as required and participate in the development of annual/special projects as they emerge during the implementation of aspects of the Directorate
  • Maintain, update systems and run reports
  • Issue periodic reporting templates to beneficiaries and ensure –
  • receipt & follow up as appropriate
  • Ensure financial/non-financial data is correct and support beneficiaries in meeting monitoring requirements
  • Monitor data (financial, impact, payroll etc.) submitted and notify errors or omissions to appropriate team members
  • Check the performance of service delivery targets as reported and notify of results, in particular significant variances
  • Any other duties that may be assigned within the general requirements of the role as appropriate for the grade


  • Ability to develop professional relationships with customers and colleagues to achieve success
  • A structured and organised approach with the ability to prioritise and manage their workload
  • Demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to their work in fast paced demanding environment
  • Experience of operating consistently in a changing environment at an optimal level
  • Approaches their work in a professional, friendly and courteous manner
  • Is confident and approachable while processing the ability to be assertive as required
  • Enthusiastic, pragmatic and motivated in their approach with a “Can Do” attitude
  • Financial accounts/payroll and/or administration work experience/knowledge
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Computer literacy particularly in CRM systems, SharePoint, Quantum and MS packages e.g. Excel, WORD and Outlook
  • An understanding of the operation of databases
  • Relevant third level qualification (e.g. Certificate, Diploma) or accounting technician / recognised business qualification equivalent is essential
  • Knowledge of workings of community/voluntary/public sector
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