We are a large community based Credit Union with over 50 years’ experience providing competitive financial services to our members.

We are currently recruiting for the following position;


Chief Financial Officer


First Choice Credit Union, wishes to appoint a high-calibre CFO with significant financial management and strategic experience.


The Job

Reporting directly to the CEO, the CFO will support the CEO in executing the strategic plan and business model development of the credit union from a financial perspective.

They will be an integral part of the senior management team, and will manage a best-in-class financial function to meet the current and future needs of a large community based credit union and to ensure its long-term financial sustainability and value proposition to members.


The Requirements

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with at least 10 years post-qualification experience in a financial management role preferably in the credit union, the financial services or regulated sectors.

Candidates may also have experience in auditing in the credit union sector, experience in a financial management role in financial services or a similar role in a regulated entity.

The CFO will have excellent skills and experience in financial planning and strategy, forecasting, reporting and presentation of financial information, budgeting, managing profitability, promoting process improvement, meeting regulatory requirements, preparation of monthly and statutory accounts, and IT systems from a financial perspective.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in partnering with a CEO and an executive team, and in supporting and enabling the executive team to identify, develop, and implement transformative strategies and changes in their areas of operations to deliver on the goals and objectives of the organisation and to adapt quickly and successfully to opportunities, threats and challenges.

A high level of commercial awareness and strategic thinking skills are essential for the role. A proven track record in strategic thinking, strategic business model development, commercial decision making and business case analysis, with a high level of written and oral communication skills is required

Experience of dealing with regulatory authorities including the Central Bank is preferable.

The CFO will be an experienced people manager with excellent skills in developing and coaching team members to achieve high levels of performance.

The successful candidate will be up-to-date with all developments in accounting, auditing and financial standards.

The role is a PCF under the Central Bank’s Fitness & Probity requirements.


The Benefits

This is a strategic career development opportunity for the right candidate.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the importance of the role.


Confidential Enquiries

If you would like to have a confidential call regarding the role or get a copy of the detailed job description, please contact Helena Broderick (on 087 9074843 or hbroderick@collierbroderick.ie) at CollierBroderick, the Credit Unions HR partners, who are handling this executive recruitment.