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Finance Manager Operations, An Post Commerce

 Maternity Leave Cover Contract

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager – Final Mile Operations & General, the Finance Manager Operations, will provide a value added service by measuring and promoting financial and quality performance, assuring the integrity of financial results and ensuring the effectiveness of internal cost controls and compliance with all statutory obligations. This role will have a strong emphasis on budgetary control and involvement in strategic projects.


The principal responsibilities associated with the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Engaging with the Operational Management Team by giving detailed information on pay hours’ performance in order to effect change, escalating issues/variances and embedding operational ownership, especially during changes.

  • Monitoring non-pay (Final Mile & Sales/General Administration) & Capital budget, highlighting and correcting areas where cuts or savings can be made and ensuring overruns and issues are escalated promptly.

  • Assisting Final Mile Operational Management in relation to financial tasks and attending operational meetings as required.

  • Providing support to Final Mile Operational Management in relation to ad-hoc requests for information and advice on how to best generate information from systems, circulating information and providing training related to new processes and procedures.

  • Preparing operational area annual pay, operational area & Sales/General Administration non-pay & Capital budgets in line with central instructions. You will be a key participant in forecasting processes and providing feedback and improvement where possible regarding budgeting / forecasting processes.

  • Compiling & controlling returns from various sources within An Post Commerce, producing consolidated data/results and escalating issues or variances.

  • Managing staff allocated, providing mentoring and support in their roles and ensuring they have clear accountabilities and receive appropriate training both internally & externally.

  • Supporting and contributing to organisation and systems changes to ensure easier transition and participating in IT systems development, testing and training, when required.

  • Carrying out ad-hoc queries and projects, individually or as part of a team, as required by the Senior Finance Manager – Final Mile Operations & General, especially in relation to business changes.

  • Undertaking project work as Finance Lead or as Project Manager.

  • Providing cover for and assistance to colleagues within the Finance team as required.

  • Maintaining an awareness of control requirements at all times to ensure Corporate Governance requirements and compliance within An Post are met.

  • Demonstrating An Post Shaping Our World actions and behaviours in your day to day work and addressing behaviour that supports/conflicts with them.

Knowledge & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years work experience in Performance or Financial Management and will have a detailed knowledge of Financial & Operational reporting systems. You will be a part qualified or qualified (preferred) accountant with an ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualification or equivalent.
You will have the ability to make informed quality decisions as a result of monitoring, analysis, challenge and debate. You are a flexible thinker and a strong communicator who can demonstrate the ability to simplify complex messages, and influence key stakeholders.  It is essential that you have the ability to manage a team and can demonstrate your capability to understand, energise and coach others.

Critical Competencies

  • Results Orientation

  • Leadership

  • Influencing & Gaining Commitment

  • Technical / Professional Knowledge

  • Problem Solving and Analysis

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package we offer access to the following:

  • An Post Company Medical Scheme
  • An Post Pension Scheme
  • PRIP Bonus Scheme
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • An Post Employee Assistance Programme
  • Digital gym with daily scheduled workouts
  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tax Saver Travel Pass
  • City centre location

How to Apply?

We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by 5.00pm on 10 February 2023.

At An Post we appreciate the value that diversity brings and believe our workforce should be reflective of the customers and communities we serve. That is why we actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on gender, age, race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, membership of the Travelling community, or family status. An Post is committed to having an inclusive workplace where every employee feels they belong. If you require accommodations to be made during the recruitment process, or have questions relating to accessibility, please contact us at (01) 705 8329 or email

About An Post

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well as being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services.

An Post’s core purpose — to act for the common good, improving the lives of people in Ireland, now and for generations to come — is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do. Corporate Social Responsibility plays a pivotal role at An Post as we focus on developing long-term sustainability. Diversity and Inclusion are also embedded in our strategy, as we continuously evolve to be representative of our employees and the communities we serve. Read more about our strategy and our progress today!

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