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Accountants x2

Vacancy Number:  23105
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With almost 8,000 employees we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives. This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.

Position Description

Permanent Finance Band 5 opportunities have arisen now within the Finance Operations and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) teams in Enterprise Services, where candidates are sought who are highly motivated, with a strong accounting and analytical background and capability. The positions offer the successful candidates the opportunity to work as part of a large finance team. Key priorities for Finance Operations and FP&A are the delivery of best practice finance processes, digitalisation, delivering business requirements and continued staff development.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Period close, consolidation and reconciliation activities at Group and Business Unit level.
  • Co-ordination of the annual statutory audit process, engagement with external auditors and delivery of outputs to key internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • Delivery of continuous  improvement  initiatives  and  various  projects  within  the  Accounting  & Reporting function.
  • Monitoring accounting (IFRS), technical and commercial developments and advising on their impact on the financial close of the Group.
  • Responsibility for overseeing and reviewing accounting and reporting processes, including ensuring that relevant record to report controls are operating effectively.
  • Prepare, analyse and report BU monthly management reporting information.
  • Analyse and report financial and non-financial KPIs.
  • Prepare forecast, target setting, budgets and 5-year plans, to include gathering inputs through engagement with the business, reporting draft and final outcomes and commentary.
  • Address ad hoc queries and decision support requests.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • A professional accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or equivalent with at least 2 years post qualification experience.
  • High level of accounting competency and strong analytical skills.
  • Highly motivated – ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Strong understanding of financial systems and processes.




A recognised professional accounting qualification or equivalent relevant work experience.



The position is based in ESB, H.O., F27  Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2, however flexibility will be considered as part of ESB's Smart Working arrangements.


ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working.  

The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction, with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review.   


ESB is one of the founding members of The Remote Alliance – a new initiative established by the social enterprise Grow Remote. Working with other like-minded members, we’ve committed to developing solutions that will ensure remote and hybrid working can become a sustainable part of our business.  

The Remote Alliance - Grow Remote 


Reporting to

Business Unit Financial Accounting Manager or Business Unit FP&A Manager.


Why Work with Us?

  • Opportunity to lead Ireland’s transition to net zero carbon future
  • Progressive, hybrid working model
  • Career development through mentoring and training 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities
  • Sports and Social Clubs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Credit Union
  • Generous Pension
  • Access to staff well-being programmes
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • Comprehensive Diversity & Inclusion programme
  • Great team environment working to our Core Values: Courageous, Caring, Driven and Trusted




€54,000- €64,000 per annum.


Closing Date

7th of June 2023.


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