Grants Finance Officer

Location Dublin City Centre, Dublin
Job type Contract
Salary Up to €62000 per annum
Published 2 months ago
Contact Sinead Healy
Job ref DWSH240820_1598277833

Job description

Job Title: Grants Finance Officer

Staffline Recruitment is a specialist in the provision of temporary and permanent staffing solutions to clients nationwide. We currently have a vacancy for a Grants Finance Officer. This is a 1 year fixed term contract with our client a public sector body based in Dublin City Centre.

The Role: As Grants Finance Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring consistency of approach and compliance with internal processes on a number of sustainable energy programmes. You will serve as the liaison between the programmatic work and the Corporate Services Division, as well as with grantees.

Hours of Work: 37 hours Monday to Friday


  • Assist the Legal & Contracts Manager in the management of the grant administration function.
  • Deliver financial and governance support to funded grant programmes, working with colleagues, both within the Grants Administration team and programmatic areas.
  • Focus on improving services to internal and external customers whilst ensuring strong governance and control over programmes and schemes.
  • Manage an internal team of two persons to include performance management and leadership
  • Assist in the management of the grant administration function (from grant application to grant payment) and ensure compliance with scheme guidelines and internal financial procedures.
  • Review of grant evaluations to ensure that in accordance with scheme rules.
  • Review requests for grant payment to ensure sufficient financial documentation has been provided to recommend payment.
  • Identification of areas for systems and process improvements.
  • Develop reports and indicators to ensure quality and timeliness of all aspects of grant management.
  • Assist in the updating of application guidelines and scheme terms and conditions to ensure that appropriate levels of compliance in place.
  • Input into the development of new programmes
  • Provide life-cycle financial and governance support to the Legal & Contracts Manager
  • Liaise with programme staff to ensure effective contract administration, financial reporting and payments related to grants.
  • Respond to all queries from applicants
  • Grant closing activities
  • Contributing to audit of programmes and implementation of audit recommendations linked to grant management.


  • A strong project management and effectiveness in leading, managing and mentoring teams and demonstrated ability to delivery projects end to end
  • A strong proactive approach to achieving results, including managing scope, time, risk assessment, cost and quality
  • Strong leadership and organisational skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and interpretive skills with an ability to think strategically and use sound judgement on complex issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to represent SEAI in a public forum
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team
  • A capacity to build positive working relationship with colleagues and external stakeholders; to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to network effectively
  • A flexible approach to problem solving and decision making to ensure the best solution is achieved focusing on the need for greater efficiency and effective delivery
  • Good numeracy skills, a strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Ability to multitask, manage competing demands and work effectively to deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Well-developed IT skills

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate;

  • Fully accredited professional qualification in Accountancy with a minimum of three years post qualification experience
  • Degree level (or greater) or equivalent professional qualification in Business, Law or a related discipline.
  • Experience of ensuring compliance to financial controls and procedures
  • Effective staff management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong team-player skills and flexible
  • Successful track record in delivering programmes, analyses or other equivalent achievements in a similar environment.

In Return:

  • Excellent salary on offer €62,033
  • 29 Days Annual Leave plus Public Holidays
  • Located in Dublin City Centre
  • An opportunity to work with a progressive and innovative company

Why use Staffline? We know that finding the right job can be challenging and we have the tools and resources to help you succeed. An established recruitment agency, we offer permanent and temporary job solutions to lots of different clients in multiple industry sectors in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. For further information please contact Sinead Healy in the Walkinstown branch on 01-4505288 or apply with your up to date CV by clicking the button.

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