Senior Accountant

Dublin (County), Leinster (IE)
Competitive Salary
18 Apr 2019
09 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Dublin is an international capital city and is the economic engine of the region and state.  Dublin City Council seeks to enhance the city’s attraction as a place in which to invest, to work, to live and to visit. Dublin City Council takes the lead role in shaping the strategic vision of the city.  It provides a diverse, multilayered and evolving range of services to both citizens and visitors to Dublin, which includes the provision of housing, planning, development, environmental, roads and traffic, leisure and community services.  For further information on Dublin City Council please log onto

The Finance Department deals with the short and long term financing of the City Council’s operations, both of a revenue and capital nature.  It has a key role in leading and managing an effective and responsive financial service to support service delivery.  The City Council’s 2019 revenue budget is €970.9m, which provides for operational activities and is funded through rates, government grants and service charges. In addition, the three year Capital programme 2019 - 2021 amounts to €2.13b and provides for the delivery of planned infrastructure.

The Job

The Senior Accountant will report to a Director of Services (Head of Function), Head of Management Accounting and Head of Financial Accounting. He/she will be responsible for developing and efficiently operating management reporting systems and processes in support of management planning, decision making and performance management in a Department.  This will include specific responsibility for the development and co-ordination of revenue/capital budgets, financial management reporting systems, completion of annual financial statement, treasury management and supporting strategic and operational planning.

The role of the Senior Accountant is a challenging position for ambitious, qualified accountants with a wide range of relevant post-qualification experience. The role requires an assertive, creative individual who is able to influence decisions and to manage and positively motivate staff.  Financial Management, governance and stewardship are supported by this role.


Company: Dublin City Council
Location: Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
Apply by: 5p.m. on 9th May 2019         
Position / Title: Senior Accountant 
Department: Finance Department
Contract Type: Permanent position
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week
Reporting to: Head of Services/ Head of Management Accounting
How To Apply: go to for full job details and how to apply

Main Content – role details

JOB ROLE: Please download Information Booklet at above link for full details  
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Please download Information Booklet at above link for full details
KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Experience: have a minimum of have a minimum three year’s post qualification experience.


  • be able to work within, and where necessary lead, multi-disciplined teams and have the ability to motivate, empower and encourage personnel under his/her control to achieve maximum performance;
  • have a satisfactory knowledge of public service organisation in Ireland;
  • have a good knowledge of local government sectoral developments and understand their impact for Dublin City Council;
  • be capable of working in close co-operation with the Strategic Policy Committees and City Council departments, while being able to seek co-operation and consensus from a wide range of bodies and representative groups;
  • possess good influencing skills;
  • have an ability to work and deliver results within tight deadlines, in a changing and fast moving environment;
  • have strong interpersonal and communications skills.

Qualifications: Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed applications:-

  • hold a professional accountancy qualification with one of the professional accountancy bodies;
  • have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience;  
  • the holder of the post will also be required to have an understanding of the role and duties of managers in safety management in the workplace.  

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