Verification Manager – Public Sector

We are currently recruiting a Verification Manager for our Public Sector client. This is position is offered on a long term contract basis.

The role;

Responsible for the management oversight and monitoring of verification visits in relation to several programmes managed by our client across a range of government Departments. Depending on business needs within the Compliance Audit and Risk (CAR) directorate, the post holder will be expected to work interchangeably across a diverse range of business areas as they relate to the agencies funded organisations including leading on targeted interventions, specific risk cases, governance areas including policies and procedures as appropriate. They will also be required to help, contribute and provide assistance to the Early Years compliance function as required. The primary focus is to ensure that monies are spent for the purposes intended, funding is appropriately claimed in line with programme/scheme rules and that key conditions attached to the programmes, including good governance standards, are complied with. The aim is also to provide objective and constructive feedback to organisations funded organisations to assist them in improving their overall governance as well as the encouragement of preventative measures internally.

They will be responsible for leading, motivating and supervising the audit/verification teams. The post holder will play a lead role in ensuring the delivery of the commitments outlined in the respective programme delivery agreements and reporting on same. A key requirement of the position is an ability to plan, ensure delivery, and escalate matters as appropriate. A high degree of flexibility is expected, as well as the ability to significantly contribute to the CAR management team, work autonomously and be solution focused.

Experience required:

Proven experience as an internal or external auditor for at least 5 years – Excellent financial management experience – Evidence of producing high quality reports within prescribed timescales – High level of organisational and administrative experience and skills – Experience of working independently as a part of a team – Presentation skills and experience – Proficient in MS packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook coupled with CAD, programme databases, SharePoint portals.

Drivers licence and provision of car for business purposes.

Relevant professional accounting qualification or equivalent is essential. Demonstrated ability to continuous professional development in key areas which complement the role will be considered favourably.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the community/voluntary/public sector
  • Knowledge of EU and Government Accounting Regulations and public accountability requirements and the regulatory environment i.e charities regulator etc.
  • Significant experience in forensic accounting or auditing grant claims.

This role is on a Grade 4 which is based on €55k to €75k annual salary per annum.

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