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Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is the voice of banking and payments in Ireland and represents over 100 domestic and international member institutions. This section contains details on current job openings for people interested in joining our team.

Financial Controller & Business Partner – role profile


Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) are recruiting for a permanent Financial Controller & Business Partner position to join the BPFI team. The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant, ACA or ACCA, minimum 3+ years relevant post qualification experience, who will lead and manage all aspects of the finance function of BPFI and related companies and work closely with the business units, creating a real and active partnership with both business operations and management. The role will provide excellent financial governance, support and analysis, and be trusted adviser, adding value to assist decision making.


  • Lead the finance function in the execution of all company financial obligations, including managing the preparation of management accounts, balance sheets, financial statements, cash-flow reports, day-to-day record keeping and reporting, including all payroll, accounts payable and receivable to agreed schedule and standards.
  • Manage and conduct all internal controls, including tax and reporting functions to ensure the companies meets their obligations.
  • Prepare audit files and liaise with auditors, both internal and external, to ensure audits are concluded efficiently and to schedule.
  • Develop, challenge and control strategic/business plans and identify and manage areas of risk and opportunity.
  • Operate the risk management process to identify, evaluate, prioritise, and mitigate risks that affect the company and its business functions.
  • Partner with the business pillars to deliver the insights required to aid decision making and contribute to the success of the business, by providing challenge and support to the team.
  • Understand and drive performance by identifying, owning and developing the KPIs of the business, related dashboards and reports.
  • Support process improvement and optimisation by being the key finance player in change projects from identification through to planning and implementation phases.
  • Build partnerships and maintain strong relationships with all directors and their teams.
  • Support Director Corporate Services to ensure all key deliverables within the Corporate Services team are completed to a high level and to schedule.
  • Ad-hoc projects will be ongoing.


  • Strong financial and general management acumen.
  • Problem solver, superb attention to detail, ability to deal with competing priorities.
  • Excellent communicator who can remain calm, articulate, and confident under pressure and challenge.
  • Self-starter with high levels of drive who gets things done in a proactive way.
  • Strong leader and collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work on own initiative, exercise judgement and take full ownership of role.
  • Sufficient maturity, authority and people skills to liaise and hold a position with senior executives within member institutions and external stakeholders.
  • Appreciation, if not a working knowledge of, the financial services sector as well as its trends, challenges and opportunities would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in the range of Microsoft Office products, including at an advanced level, Excel and PowerPoint, and be familiar with and experienced in using accounting packages, e.g., Xero, Sage 50 and other relevant financial tools and packages.

The role reports to the Director Corporate Services.

To apply:
Send CV and covering letter to not later than 4pm on Monday 3 April 2023.

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