Job Title:                 Finance Business Partnering Manager

Reporting to:           Financial Controller

Grade:                      Grade 4 with a starting salary of €68,099 per annum. The scale for this Grade is €68,099– €85,279. New Entrants to the Public Sector commence on the first point of the scale


Job Purpose:             To provide proactive planning, analysis and decision support for the business to budget holders and managers. To ensure all managers have sufficient and up-to-date financial information to support their decision making processes.


Key Organisational Relationships

Financial Controller, Accounts Manager, Finance Department, HR Department, SLT Group members, EU Program Managers & Administrators and Budget Holders.

Key External Relationships

Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, Controller & Auditor General, Internal audit, Tax consultants.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Assist the Financial Controller in the development and production of management reporting and information.
  2. Co-ordinate the financial aspects of the annual budgetary process and forecasting, and subsequent budget variance analysis and commentary.
  3. Conduct project evaluations and value for money reviews.
  4. Support the development and implementation of major financial and business strategies.
  5. Oversee the management of financial recording for EU Promotional programmes awarded to Bord Bia, so that all programmes are audit ready.
  6. Build and maintain a robust annual financial planning model for Bloom.

Main Duties

  1. The Finance Business Partnering Manager will provide support to budget holders through the provision of appropriate and accurate financial information and analysis. This will require the development of a good understanding of Bord Bia’s Business Intelligence platform which is used for the provision of financial data to budget holders and for the management of budgets.
  2. To collectively manage the forecast position for the combination of all projects and to provide the financial controller with up-to-date forecast information on all projects. This will assist with ensuring that Bord Bia is achieving a balanced budget through forecasting budget spend and identifying potential areas where a deficit/surplus may occur.
  3. To manage the future direction of the Business Intelligence platform and to provide further services to the organisation through the addition of enhancements to the platform.
  4. Pro-actively assist in controlling the budget spend through regular interaction with the budget holders and managers.
  5. Devise strategies to assist with budget control and ensure that these strategies are in-line with the Organisation’s requirement.
  6. Pro-actively co-ordinate financial aspects of the annual budgetary process, forecasting and planning process.
  7. Critically evaluate budget variances on a timely basis and produce analysis and commentary for the Financial Controller and the SLT.
  8. Evaluate financial aspects of projects and produce a summary of findings.
  9. Conduct value for money reviews and identify areas for improving cost effectiveness and efficiencies.
  10. Work with the Financial Controller to develop and implement financial and business strategies.
  11. Liaise with the Accounts Manager and other Finance Team members to ensure knowledge sharing and knowledge flow in the Department.
  12. Direct EU programme administrators on the management of records for EU promotional programmes.
  13. Assist EU programme managers in the development of budgets for EU programme applications.
  14. Develop and continually improve annually the financial planning model for Bloom.
  15. Work with the Bloom Manager to reduce the financial risks associated with Bloom. 

Person Specification



·        ACCA, CIMA, CPA or ACA Qualified



·        4+ years work experience at executive level in Finance

·        At least 4 years PQE

·        Previous experience of financial and trend analysis

·        Experience of forecasting and analysing budgets

·        Understanding of financial processes and procedures


Required Skills:

·          Strategic thinker with strong problem solving skills and a proven ability to assess and evaluate financial information

·          Proven influencing skills with an ability to provide strong business counsel to senior management

·          Proactive exhibit continuous improvement mindset and have an ability to affect change

·          Possess excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to develop strong working relationships with non-finance managers

·          Engages customers and stakeholders and demonstrates knowledge and awareness of their needs and expectations

·          Prepares and communicates objective, concise, comprehensive and accurate information

·          Possesses strong conflict management and people management skills

·          Actions reflect a high degree of integrity and ethics

·          Strong excel, reporting and budgeting systems experience


Personal Attributes:

·        Team player with a proven ability to work as a member of a high-performance team, such as a finance department.

·        Has the ability to communicate financial information to a non-financial audience

·        Very organised individual who can prioritise workload and work on a number of tasks at any given time

·        Makes good decisions while fully assessing the potential impact of the decisions

·        Drives for results while maintaining high standards of performance

Closing Date: Friday the 20th of December

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