Audit & Risk Manager - Public Sector

Location Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Job type Contract
Salary £55000 - £70000 per annum
Published about 1 month ago
Start date asap
Contact Laura Craughwell
Job ref LC1659_1653063151

Job description

Audit & Risk Manager - Public Sector

Staffline Recruitment Ireland is currently partnering with a Public Sector body to recruit an Audit Manager. This organisation manages funding programmes on behalf of a range of government departments and the primary focus of this role will be to manage a team who ensure monies are spent for the purposes intended and that funding is appropriately claimed in line with programme / scheme rules.

This organisation's head office is located in Dublin City Centre but due to the nature of this role, it is possible to work remotely and /or be based in any of this organisation's regional offices. Location should not be an issue if you are interested! The role can be based in any Pobal office - Dublin, Cork, Clifden, Galway, Monaghan, Sligo, Kilkenny, Limerick or Mullingar.

The role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, motivating and supervising field based audit 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 management team, work autonomously and be solution focused.

Key responsibilities:

  • Engage in the company business planning processes and ensure the key deliverables are captured appropriately and reflected in the operational plans/Programme delivery agreements.
  • Ensuring delivery of all targets/KPI's in the operational plans and reporting on same in a timely manner.
  • Engage in the annual budgeting processes and work force planning
  • Assist in the compilation of the annual audit plan in conjunction with the Director and monitor the delivery of same on an ongoing basis
  • Risk assess, prioritise, plan, assign and manage the audits/including risk audits/ joint compliance/verification visits to conclusion. Ensure all internal processes i.e. schedules/reports are updated appropriately.
  • Conduct quality assurance checks as appropriate to ensure accuracy and consistency of approach in relation to all verification/audit reports.
  • Provide oversight and monitor the internal reporting structures in place including debtor management
  • Ensure the correct escalation measures are applied and reported as appropriate in a timely manner.
  • Keep abreast of all government requirements pertaining to the management of grant aid and public accountability requirements as well as the evolving regulatory requirements i.e. Charites regulator etc
  • Conduct an analysis of a diverse range of data to include previous audit reports, internal/external information, etc
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting on all issues in relation to audit
  • Review and interpret the beneficiaries' audited financial statements
  • Ascertain the status of the returns to the Companies Registration Office
  • Evaluate the accounting systems, governance arrangements and related internal controls of the beneficiaries of programmes as required
  • Liaise with the relevant Directorate staff to ensure appropriate measures are put in place which reflect the audit findings, ensuring they are brought to a logical conclusion
  • Provide oversight on the monthly reporting structures in place including debtor management.
  • Encouraging the introduction of preventative measures, remedies and appropriate supports internally through the identification of the common issues arising in audit reports.
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding eligibility and best practice in terms of financial controls etc. to the Directorate staff as required
  • Ensure the team is fit for purpose in competency and practice, that staff are valued and developing as employees and as representatives of the organisation
  • Engage in performance management systems and encourage continuous professional development
  • Establish a defined remit and caseload for the team collectively as well as for individual staff members
  • Encourage the establishment of collaborative working relationship within the team and across Directorate Units
  • Positively lead, motivate, mentor, and encourage the team whilst maintaining momentum and motivation under pressure

Interested candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Proven experience as an internal or external auditor for at least 5 years
  • Relevant professional accounting qualification or equivalent is essential
  • Strong people management experience
  • Excellent financial management experience
  • Evidence of producing high quality reports within prescribed timescales
  • Presentation skills and experience
  • Proficient in MS packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook coupled with CAD, programme databases, SharePoint portals
  • Knowledge of the community/voluntary/public sector is desirable
  • Knowledge of EU and Government Accounting Regulations and public accountability requirements and the regulatory environment ie charities regulator etc is desirable
  • Significant experience in forensic accounting or auditing grant claims is desirable
  • Drivers licence & provision of car for business purposes will be necessary

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please send a copy of your cv for review to Laura Craughwell at Staffline Recruitment via the enclosed link.

For further information call Laura directly in confidence on 086 1409232.

This position will be offered as a 12 month contract with a view to extension upon completion.

The salary band for this position will be in the region of €56,000 - €76,000, depending on experience.


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