Senior Manager - Finance


Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Group Services Limited
  • Full Time Permanent position
  • Hybrid role based in our City Centre offices


What we offer

We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few. 

Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (




Role Overview

Recognising that our key asset is our talented team who are passionate about delivering for our stakeholders, we are looking for a manager to develop our FP&A activity.
As Senior FP&A Manager for the Irish Life Group, you will be a key member of the FP&A Team that will deliver excellent support, expertise, and high-quality management information to our local and global leadership teams.

Reporting to the Corporate Executive Manager Group FP&A you will be responsible for the delivery of financial performance information to the Senior Leadership Team, Board and Parent Company. You will also provide finance business partner support to the Group Solutions teams.

What you will help us to achieve

•    Lead the FP&A team in the delivery of the monthly and quarterly close process ensuring that financial performance and key financial metrics are accurate and reported on a timely basis, along with analysis and action orientated insights.
•    Manage the annual business/earnings plan for the Irish Division and cyclical forecasts/reforecasts. Work with respective divisional finance teams to provide an overall plan consistent with Irish Life’s strategic and operating goals.
•    Establish rolling costs forecasting and scenario planning leveraging the investment in Oracle EPM
•    Lead finance business partner for Group Solutions Costs including divisional allocations. Develop a finance business partner service for Centre Cost Owners. Ensure accountability, transparency and value for money for centre costs for the divisions.
•    Robustly challenge detailed costs budgets by business unit/central functions and prepare the overall cost budget presentation packs for the Senior Leadership Team, Board and Board committees.
•    Take a leading role in implementing the FP&A agenda across the Group including the delivery of self-serve reporting. Lead EPM costs roll out across the group.
•    Drive innovation and change in existing activities, for example fully exploiting new and current systems and how this can be optimised in the team.

What you will need to be successful in the role

•    Member of a recognised Accounting body (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) 
•    8+ years post qualification experience, ideally in a group reporting or business partnering role.
•    Good commercial acumen with the ability to explain financial concepts to a diverse audience, experience in an Insurance or Financial Services context an advantage.
•    Experience of managing a finance team an advantage.
•    Budgeting and forecasting experience.
•    Keen interest in finance systems and data analysis tools and the ability and desire to deliver process improvement.
•    Excellent analytical and problem solving ability.
•    Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
•    Proven track record of leading a team. 

Key Competencies

Drive for Results
Commercial Awareness
Communication and Influencing
Planning and Organising

About us


Irish Life is one of Ireland’s largest financial institutions with a presence across a range of financial services markets.  We are one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups with over 1.5 million customers. For over 80 years, we’ve been helping people to look after their life insurance, pension and investment needs, and more recently their health insurance.

It is a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco and a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

We are proud of our culture of developing and supporting the growth and professional development of our people. The focus has resulted in a team of top talent with high standards, positioning us at the forefront of our industry.


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Irish Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Irish Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.


Irish Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  


We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.


If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   

ILFS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.