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Finance Manager Operations,
An Post Commerce

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager – Collections & Delivery, the Finance Manager Operations, will provide a value added service to the Final Mile Delivery Operational Team 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 also 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 & 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.

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

  • Preparing operational area annual pay, non-pay & Capital budget in line with central instructions. 

  • Actively participating in forecasting processes and providing feedback and improvement where possible to the budgeting/forecasting process.

  • 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 – Collections & Delivery, 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.

  • Advocating and actively demonstrating An Post core values and behaviours.

Knowledge & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years work experience in Performance or Financial Management and will have a detailed knowledge of Financial & Operational reporting systems. You will be a qualified 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

(The following competencies are critical to the delivery of results and/or to superior performance in this role:)

  • 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 interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by 5.00pm on 13th April 2022.
An Post is an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and championing inclusivity. If you require any reasonable accommodations to assist you in participating in the employee selection process, please simply let us know. We heartily encourage all interested parties to apply!

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 here today!



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