Chief Financial Officer

Steering Point Executive Search is delighted to be retained exclusively by Grangegorman Development Agency for the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Grangegorman Development Agency is an agency of the Government of Ireland charged with redevelopment of the Grangegorman Urban Quarter. This Quarter was formerly within the curtilage of St. Brendan’s Hospital. Grangegorman itself is an inner-city area on the north side of Dublin.

The Grangegorman site is an area of approximately 73 acres located in the Arran Quay Ward of Dublin in the district of Grangegorman. It is north of the River Liffey, south of the Royal Canal, and approximately 1.5 kilometres from Dublin’s City Centre. The Grangegorman site is bounded by the North Circular Road to the north, Prussia Street, Stoneybatter to the west and Brunswick Street to the south.

It is unique because of its location in the core of the city and, other than the Docklands and the Poolbeg peninsula, is the last remaining large undeveloped land bank in the city.

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This is a full-time specific purpose contract appointment (lifetime of the Agency). It is subject to satisfactory service during the probationary period and to the Contract of Employment of the successful candidate.

The position

This is a new key leadership and strategic role within the GDA and you will work closely with and report directly to the CEO. The CFO will lead, manage and develop the growing finance function of the GDA. They will have overall responsibility for planning and a managing all aspects of the GDA’s Finance Function to ensure strong, integrated finance, risk and related performance systems are in place. This will include directing the development and implementation of appropriate reporting on sustainability and climate action measures that the GDA engage in. You will also be responsible for consolidating, coordinating and reporting on all project related budgets, costs and expenditures.

The position will require strong, confident communication skills. The selected candidate will be central to the successful long-term sustainable delivery of the Grangegorman Vision and Mission in line with its core corporate Values.

The person

You will hold a recognised professional accountancy qualification. You will have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience of responsibility for financial management. You will also have a personal track record of success in a complex operating environment. A proven track record at Director level or above in a complex organisation with the responsibility for strategic planning would be highly desirable. You will have demonstrable experience in relevant key organisation leadership role(s) and in financial strategy development and management. An understanding of funding streams from public and private sector sources, and of different procurement options available to develop public infrastructure would be highly desirable

A detailed job description will be made available to all interested applicants by completing the form below and attaching their CV and cover letter no later than 5pm, on Friday December 8th 2023.

Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate your motivation and suitability for the role.

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At a glance

  • Location: North Dublin, Ireland
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job sector: Construction & Engineering
  • Published: 10 November 2023
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