Statutory Reporting Manager
Gas Networks Ireland operates and maintains Ireland’s €2.7bn, 14,617km national gas network, which is considered one of the safest and most modern gas networks in the world. Over 706,000 Irish homes and businesses trust Ireland’s gas network to provide affordable and reliable energy to meet their heating, cooking and transport needs.
The gas network is the cornerstone of Ireland’s energy system, securely supplying more than 30% of Ireland’s total energy, including 40% of all heating and over 50% of the country’s electricity generation. By facilitating the roll-out of new technologies such as CNG in transport and replacing natural gas with renewable gases such as biomethane and hydrogen, Gas Networks Ireland is working to deliver a net-zero carbon gas network and support Ireland’s journey to a cleaner energy future.
Gas Networks Ireland is a commercial semi-state organisation committed to growth, innovation, safety and sustainability. The company is an employer of choice for many, providing a dynamic, modern and inclusive workplace for its staff to grow and develop throughout their career.
Reporting to the Head of Financial Control & Planning, the Statutory Reporting Manager is responsible for the review and approval process of all statutory and regulatory financial statements and supporting deliverables.
In addition, the role is responsible for developing and implementing a best practice control environment in Gas Networks Ireland for contract and expenditure oversight and approvals.
The role will include managing and developing key stakeholder relationships to ensure that the highest level of assurance and service is provided to senior and operational management, to shareholders, regulatory authorities, external auditors and the public.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the review and the approval process for annual statutory, interim statutory and annual regulatory financial statements and supporting deliverables.
- Responsible for developing and implementing a best practice financial reporting control environment to ensure compliance with IFRS, regulatory and applicable corporate governance standards and requirements.
External Audit & Stakeholder Management:
- Responsible for overseeing and managing key stakeholder relationships with regard to the approval of financial reporting deliverables, including External Auditor, Board, NewERA, shareholder and regulatory authorities.
- Responsible for ensuring that external audits are delivered in an effective and efficient manner, including review and internal approval of external auditor deliverables.
- Responsible for managing the external auditor tender and selection process from a finance perspective, in compliance with applicable legal requirements.
- Responsible for developing and implementing a best practice IFRS control environment, including leading the GNI IFRS Forum, leading the implementation work programmes on new IFRS standards and approval of internal IFRS policies and procedures.
- Responsible for managing the financial reporting and audit considerations in relation to any significant financial transactions (Business Reorganisations etc.).
- Responsible for developing and implementing a best practice control environment in Gas Networks Ireland for contract and expenditure oversight and approvals, in compliance with the internal governance framework and applicable external compliance requirements.
- Responsible for developing and overseeing the effective operation of the monthly Expenditure Approval Committee, the internal Forum charged with governance of this area.
- Develop strong partnerships with participants in the Expenditure Approval Committee process to identify, drive and influence collaborative initiatives to improve the process.
- Responsible for managing the annual review and refresh of Gas Networks Ireland’s internal governance framework from a financial control perspective.
- Leading Staff and driving a ‘one team’ culture.
- Perform other duties as required from time to time.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Recognised degree/professional qualification in Accounting, Finance or other relevant field.
- 10 years’ experience working at a senior level, preferably with proven experience in a regulated Utility setting.
- Strong strategic and commercial acumen with an in-depth knowledge of financial and regulatory matters and relevant industry experience in a utility setting; preferably with gas sector experience.
- Proven ability of making commercial decisions in complex regulated environments.
- Previous experience with initiating and maintaining strategic relationships both internally and externally, using strong influencing skills to achieve business goals.
- Proven track record with dealing with complex issues, proactively and in a timely fashion, along with the ability to communicate complex information to others.
- Analytical, precise, pragmatic, enthusiastic, result oriented and commercial awareness.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully influence key internal and external stakeholders and identify external issues which will impact business performance.
- Proven ability to think strategically and maintain strategic focus while operating across many functional areas in a constantly changing environment.
- Team leadership and development.
Applications, including current Curriculum Vitae, should be emailed to the following address stating the job title and reference number in the subject line of your email: email@example.com
The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is the 31st August 2022
Please note that applications submitted after this closing date will not be accepted.
Gas Networks Ireland is an equal opportunities employer
We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive place of work and have a robust strategy and framework called ibelong to enable this. We are an equal opportunity employer and through our recruitment process we welcome and encourage applications from interested and suitably qualified individuals regardless of gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, membership of the traveller community, religion or beliefs, family or civil status, sexual orientation/gender identity or disability.