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Finance Operations & Financial Planning & Analysis Team Member

Vacancy Number:  7401
Category:  Regular
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 8,000 employees and revenue of over €5bn per annum, 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

Temporary and permanent Finance opportunities have arisen now within the Finance Operations and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) teams in Enterprise Services, ESB. 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 of the Finance Operations role

  • 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


Key Responsibilities of the FP&A role

  • 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 – able 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.



This role is based in ESB HQ, Lower Fitzwilliam St, Dublin 2.  Future roles that may arise will be based in various locations in the Dublin area.



€50,000 to €60,000 per annum


Closing Date

26th October 2021


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