Grade VIII Accountant, Tusla National Operations Finance *UPDATED

Tusla National Finance Office, Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, Dublin 8
 Salary:  See Description for Details
Other   Permanent
Closing Date: 03/10/2022 Closing Time: 12:00
Recruitment start: 15/09/2022


Job Summary

Details of service

The Child and Family Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is responsible for a range of statutory functions including provision of child protection, alternative care, specified regulatory services and a range of family support services.  The Agency has commenced a major improvement programme with significant focus on Practice, Culture and Structure.


The Agency currently has responsibility for a budget in excess of €800m and delivers its services through circa 5,000 people in 350 locations across the Country.


The Child and Family Agency has responsibility for the following range of services:

  • Child Protection and Welfare
  • Family Support
  • Alternative Care
  • Adoption
  • Tusla Education Support Services (TESS)
  • Domestic Sexual and Gender Based Violence (DSGBV)
  • Children’s Service Regulation
  • Counselling and Therapeutic Supports


Further information is available on www.tusla.ie


Purpose of job

The post holder will support the General Manager Operations Finance in ensuring effective and efficient functioning of Tusla’s Financial Accounting Operations Unit, having responsibilities for the administration of the Operational Accounting activities of the Agency.

Job Objectives

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Support the delivery of efficient, effective, and safe services for staff and clients, within national frameworks and for the resources allocated. The post holder will have responsibilities and manage teams for some of the following:

  • Management and oversight of all grant aided agencies payments approx.
  • Administration, maintenance, oversight and management of Tusla Procurement Card function
  • Management and oversight of the Purchase Order Support Unit
  • Secondment charges and invoice oversight
  • Monitoring of Internal financial controls within remit
  • Update of Financial Regulations where applicable
  • Support Finance systems development and projects
  • Provide finance support for responses to Internal Audit & Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) queries.


Health & Safety

  • Comply with and contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the service for example National Standards for Child Protection and Care and comply with associated Tusla – Child and Family Agency protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.
  • To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.


The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. 


Please refer to the Candidate Information pack attached to this campaign for full and further detail.

Skills Required

Applicants must by the closing date of application have the following:

  • 3+ years Post Qualification Experience.
  • Membership of a recognised or prescribed accountancy body such as ACCA, CPA, ACMA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent.



A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.



Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character.

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