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Financial Analyst Panel

Vacancy Number:  12455
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

ESB is a vertically integrated electric utility which holds leading market positions in power generation and electricity supply in Ireland & Northern Ireland, has operations in the GB and an International Engineering Consultancy business (ESB International).


ESB aims to meet customer energy needs by harnessing the best of our people’s capabilities to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions for a low-carbon world.


To meet the increasing demand for our services, we are looking to recruit energetic and enthusiastic finance professionals who are looking to further develop their career in an exciting and fast-paced environment. In joining our Finance team, you will be part of a highly motivated and skilled team, working to achieve maximum value for ESB Group.


Key Responsibilities

  • As a Commercial Analyst you will be required to develop, review and challenge business cases / investment decisions as part of cross functional commercial working group/s.                         
  • You will also be required to develop and deliver the long term financial model for annual business planning purposes, as well as provide financial support for commercial contract negotiations.
  • Successful candidates will also provide a range of support including accounting, financial and commercial analysis across a range of activities and projects to ESB Business Units.



  • ESB will support you through formal training and work shadowing and will work with you to develop your career path in ESB.
  • Rotations are a feature within the Finance area.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A commercial mind set with effective analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to comprehend complex business issues involving processes, people and systems.
  • Conversant with financial modelling techniques.                                        
  • Knowledge and experience in commercial transactions, due diligence, project finance, commercial banking, engagement with clients / financiers etc.                                       
  • Will advise on and influence decision-making, review, challenge & engage with/make recommendations on commercial/ strategic decisions.                                       
  • Strong stakeholder management skills (internal and external e.g. clients / financiers), ability to leverage relationships to influence solutions, communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills.                                      
  • An ability to act independently – typically solves complex problems or problems where precedent may not exist.
  • Strong technical knowledge & experience including excellent Excel skills.
  • A knowledge of the energy industry would be beneficial.



An accounting or other financial professional qualification is required with at least 2 years relevant PQE.



The position is based in Dublin 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

Credit Rating & Investor Relations Manager.



€55,000- €62,000 per annum. 


Closing Date

6th July 2022. 


Note:  Please advise if you require any additional accommodations to
           assist you if you are called to attend at interview.