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Grade VII Management Accounts Permanent Full Time

Job Locations Connolly Hospital
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(23/05/2023 13:22)
Job ID
# of Openings
Management & Administrative
Closing Date



The post-holder will provide support to the Finance Manager by effectively and efficiently managing a variety of accounting aspects within the finance department. He/She will be an active member of the finance management team and will manage and provide leadership to the various sub departments within the Finance Department.

The post-holder will play an active role in the support and further development of new and existing business systems



This campaign will run in compliance with the Code of Practice prepared by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA).

The CPSA is responsible for establishing the principles that should be followed when making an appointment. These are set out in the CPSA Code of Practice. The Code outlines the standards that should be adhered to at each stage of the selection process and sets out the review and appeal mechanisms open to candidates should they be unhappy with a selection process.

The CPSA Code of Practice can be accessed via https://www.cpsa.ie/.


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Organisational Context

  • The RCSI Hospital Group includes the following hospitals
  • Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9
  • Cavan General Hospital, Cavan
  • Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  • Louth County Hospital, Dundalk,
  • Monaghan General Hospital, Monaghan
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
  • Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 15


The Academic Partner for the Group is the RCSI


RCSI Hospital Group provides a national service and a regional service to Dublin and the North East and is committed to the provision of world-class care, exceptional clinical services with respect and compassion.


Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown is a major teaching hospital providing a range of acute medical and surgical services, day care, outpatient, diagnostic and support services.  Emergency services are provided on a 365-day, 24 hour basis.  Multi-disciplinary teams representative of medical, nursing, allied health professionals, management and general support staff play a pivotal role in the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of these services.  The hospital has a current bed complement of >300 beds.


The hospital is affiliated to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) for medical education, to Dublin City University (DCU) for nursing education and to University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Institute of Technology for allied health professional education.


Connolly Hospital is one of 8 hospitals in the RCSI Hospitals Group covering a population of over 800,000 people.  Connolly Hospital’s Catchment Population of over 331,000 covers Dublin West, North Kildare and South Meath.

Key Responsibilities


Key Duties & Responsibilities


  • Management of staff in assigned sub specialities within the Finance Department.
  • Provision of support to transactional processing areas e.g. accounts payable, payroll & accounts receivables.
  • Identification of efficiencies in tasks and performance within the finance function and develop solutions for improvement.
  • Oversee the planning and organising of the division’s workload to maintain a high level of effectiveness.
  • To assist in the compilation and maintenance of financial control and procedure documentation.
  • Assist in the management of the financial monthly accruals and prepayments process.
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly management reporting packs along with the analysis and interpretation of monthly financial results within tight deadlines.
  • Manage the provision of financial data to support various stakeholders as required.
  • Support and provide analytics of data for speciality and patient level costing purposes if/when required
  • Ensure appropriate Financial Governance and Internal Financial Controls are embedded within areas of remit.
  • Liaise with and lead on any employee relations issues for those employees that are directly line-managed.
  • To assist and provide assurances that all financial and accounting policies are applied consistently in an on-going basis.
  • Provision of cover for other finance areas as and when required.
  • Ad hoc projects as/when required.


Reporting Relationships


  • Communicate when required with external bodies, i.e. C&AG, RCSI Group, DOHC and other external agencies etc., and communicate internally with all other divisions within the Finance department and across the hospital.
  • Staff Management
  • Experience in dealing with large volumes of complex data in a large organisation and working independently.
  • Knowledge / experience and a track record of managing a significant annual budget.
  • Knowledge of HSE Financial Regulations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress in a constructive manner.
  • Proven track record in accurate forecasting.
  • Competency in using the Microsoft Office Suite including Access.
  • A working knowledge of other relevant IT systems such as SAP would be an advantage.

Managing and Delivering Results


  • Strong results focus and ability to achieve results through collaborative working.
  • Strong personal emphasis on achieving high standards of excellence and willingness to take personal responsibility to initiate activities and drive objectives through to a conclusion
  • Self-motivation and an innovative approach
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time-management skills including the ability to work to tight deadlines and operate with multiple competing priorities.

Leadership & Direction


  • A capacity for management responsibility and initiative
  • A track record as an effective leader, who has led, organised and motivated staff in times of rapid change in a challenging environment.
  • Team work skills including the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • The ability to interact in a professional manner with other finance staff, business budget holders and other key stakeholders.
  • The ability to work on own initiative while also being a Team Leader
  • A capacity to operate successfully in a challenging environment.

Critical Analysis and Decision Making


  • Strong analytical skills for both financial and activity data.
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate complex information from a variety of sources, make timely decisions and take ownership of those decisions and their implications
  • Capacity to anticipate problems and to recognise when to involve other parties at the appropriate time and level
  • Operational excellence in managing and delivering results with knowledge of hospital service management structures and delivery.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time-management skills including the ability to work to tight deadlines and operate with multiple competing priorities
  • Has a patient / service user centred  approach to the provision and on-going improvement of health and social care services

Communication & Interpersonal


  • A track record of building and maintaining positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Capacity to deliver complex information in understandable terms particularly for staff not familiar with finance or ABF.
  • The ability to communicate ideas, positions and information clearly and convincingly in a manner that is sensitive to wider issues.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills



  • To act as spokesperson for the Hospital as required.
  • To provide cross cover for other personnel within finance department and undertake a full range of duties to include general administration.
  • Demonstrate pro-active commitment to all communications with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.
  • To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.


The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in offic

Essential Criteria

Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition have:

  1.        Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc
  • Membership or working towards membership of a recognised or prescribed accountancy body such as ACCA, CPA, ACMA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent


  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a large complex organisation


  • Demonstrate experience of Finance & budgeting systems in a large organisation.



A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.  


Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character



The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act, 2018* set 70 years as the compulsory retirement age for public servants.


       * Public Servants not affected by this legislation:

        Public servants recruited between 1 April 2004 and 31 December 2012 (new

         entrants) have no compulsory retirement age.


Public servants recruited since 1 January 2013 are members of the Single Pension Scheme and have a compulsory retirement age of 70.

Skills & Competencies

Technical & Professional Expertise

Has a command over the technical/ professional skills and knowledge required within the job holder’s role and continues to upskill to maintain high professional standards and continuous professional development requirements


Strategic Thinking

Capable of lifting their thinking and applying their efforts outside of daily tasks to prepare strategies that take account of issues and trends and how these link to the objectives of the organisation.


Leadership & Management

Manages performance to deliver team goals; demonstrates accountability for leading, directing, monitoring and evaluating services. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Promotes confidence and positive attitude; influences others to follow a common goal.


Problem Solving & Decision Making

Identifies and solves problems by understanding the situation, seeking additional information, developing and weighing alternatives, and choosing the most appropriate course of action given the circumstances.


Building & Maintaining Relationships

Builds and maintains relationships with a network of people. Recognises the two way nature of relationships and works to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. Interacts with others in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.


This Job Description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the position and is subject to regular review and amendment. The role holder will be required to be flexible in this position and is expected to facilitate working additional hours on occasion, when requested.


The RCSI Hospital Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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