Careers at .IE

We are recruiting

We currently have the below positions available in our Dublin-based company, which is in an exciting new phase of growth and development. Develop your skills, support mission-critical services of the national registry and be part of a high-performing team.

Position: Financial Accountant

Based in Dun Laoghaire, we are recruiting a Financial Accountant seeking to join a successful company. We are offering an opportunity to develop your skills and to be part of an exciting opportunity to join our team, which is in a new phase of growth.

This role focuses on financial reporting and month-end activity. Reporting to the Finance & Operations Manager, the successful candidate will have good hands-on accounting experience, in particular strong experience in accounting software, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and an ability to demonstrate initiative and follow-through on all tasks to an excellent standard.

The successful candidate will be primarily based in our head office in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, which will follow a hybrid working model.

Our culture is centred on embracing a growth mindset, inspiring excellence, innovation and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Ours is a people-centred culture in a digital age.

Role Description/Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the month- and quarter-end close process
  • Production of monthly and quarterly reporting to management and Board.
  • Developing financial reporting templates to link directly with Exchequer software;
  • Preparation of ad-hoc reports and analysis for management.
  • Production of financial statements
  • Preparation of VIES and VAT returns for filing on ROS;
  • Preparation of Annual financial Budget;
  • Liaising with auditors and third-party tax advisors.
  • Mentoring of assistant accountant.

Required Qualifications/ Experience & Skills

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Power-user of MS Excel with excellent working knowledge of pivot tables and lookups, coupled with solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Recent and relevant experience in accounting software. Knowledge of Exchequer accounting software is an advantage
  • Experience in preparation of budgets & forecasting
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to meet monthly reporting deadlines
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, with general direction and guidance
  • Desire to look for opportunities to deliver process efficiencies

Desired skills

Any of the additional skills listed below would be an advantage:

  • Familiarity with FRS102 reporting is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Tableau and BI reporting
  • 2-3 years experience working in accounts

Competencies required for this role

  • Excellent accounting and excel skills
  • Organisation & Administration skills

Salary and Benefits Package

  • Salary – Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive induction and sector familiarisation will be provided
  • Annual Performance related bonus potential of up to 8% of salary
  • Group Health Insurance scheme with Laya Healthcare
  • Training & Professional Development Provided
  • Company contribution matching Pension Scheme – we can help you plan for your future by offering up to a 5% matching contribution towards the .IE Defined Contribution Pension Scheme.
  • Access to the Cycle-to-work scheme & the Tax Saver programme

Apply: please apply via LinkedIn

Position: Policy and Compliance Officer

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the Policy and Compliance Officer will be the subject matter expert on .ie domain policy and compliance. This person will be responsible for handling data protection and GDPR compliance matters, liaising with relevant regulatory bodies and assisting the .IE Operations Team as an escalated point of contact for queries relating to .ie policies, domain disputes, or complaints. This person will also be responsible for coordinating the operations of the multi-stakeholder Policy Advisory Committee.

The ideal candidate must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, in addition to strong organisational, multi-tasking, and relationship-building abilities. The ideal candidate should also have professional experience in internet policy development, and a working knowledge of data protection laws. An understanding of International information security standards (e.g. ISO 27001:2013) would be a distinct advantage.

The successful candidate will be primarily based in our head office in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, which will follow a hybrid working model.

Role and Responsibilities   

As part of this role you will:

  • Be a subject matter expert on .ie policies, and be the escalated point of contact for policy queries, .ie domain registration dispute resolution services, and liaison with regulatory bodies,
  • Advise the Senior Management team on upcoming national/international regulatory and legislative changes which may impact .ie policy, and develop responses to emerging best practices within the domain industry with regard to policy and compliance matters,
  • Act as the Secretariat to the multi-stakeholder Policy Advisory Committee, working closely with a variety of stakeholders including our reseller channel partners, cybersecurity/IT and legal professionals, government agencies, trade associations and industry representative organisations, amongst others,
  • Coordinate the implementation of policy changes and related projects, by proactively working with internal teams and external stakeholders,
  • Coordinate .IE’s compliance with its legal and regulatory obligations, including applicable data protection laws. As part of this work, you will handle data protection impact assessments, access requests from law enforcement agencies and data subjects, in addition to ensuring that all aspects of .IE’s operations continue to incorporate the principles of the EU General Data Protection Regulation,
  • Conduct internal compliance auditing checks on .IE operations for adherence to .ie policies,
  • Conduct company-wide training on policy and data protection matters on a routine basis,
  • Be an advocate for the .ie namespace.

Required Qualifications/ Experience and Skills

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience. The ideal candidate must also:

  • Be a confident and clear communicator
  • Have excellent relationship-building skills
  • Have policy development, policy research and report writing experience
  • Have, at a minimum, an academic knowledge of data protection laws
  • Exhibit diplomacy, tact, and poise under pressure
  • Be skilled at explaining legally or technically complex matters in an accessible and understandable manner
  • Have the proven ability to work independently and proactively, with internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Have experience working with executive-level stakeholders.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications, but not mandatory

Candidates with skills or qualifications in the following areas will have a distinct advantage:

  • A basic understanding of the operation of the domain name system (DNS) technical infrastructure and the internet ecosystem
  • An understanding of the EU NIS Directive and related obligations of designated Operators of Essential Services
  • Experience with International standards for information security (e.g. ISO 27001:2013)

Salary and Benefits Package

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • We offer a performance-based bonus scheme, access to a defined contribution pension scheme and a personal health insurance plan
  • Comprehensive induction and sector familiarisation will be provided
  • Appropriate Training & Professional Development will be paid for by us
  • Access to the Bike to work & Taxsaver programs is provided

Apply: please send your CV to careers@weare.ie.

About .IE

We are the registry for .ie internet domain names and we operate and maintain the .ie database. Our purpose is to enable and empower people, communities and businesses across Ireland to thrive online.

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We celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunities workplace and employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, civil status, disability or gender identity.

At .IE, we respect your right to privacy, all applications will be processed in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

The KeepWell Mark

We recognise that our employees are the key to our success. We are accredited under Ibec’s KeepWell Mark in recognition of our commitment to the wellbeing of our team.

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