Manager, Consulting

Location: Dublin

Reporting to: Associate Director

Base: 40 Mespil Road, Dublin 4

Contract type: Full-time permanent

Job purpose

Crowe is a leading business advisory and accountancy firm, ranking among the top 10 firms in Ireland. The firm currently has 14 partners and over 140 staff.

Our consulting team manages a range of assignments, predominantly in the central Government and public sectors with some services provided to clients in the not-for-profit and occasionally private for-profit sectors.

The successful candidate will work alongside a team of professional consultants who deliver a range of consulting projects, from long-term multi-annual consulting engagements to short-term (3 – 6 months) projects.

Our client base includes many leading public sector organisations in both Ireland and internationally, across sectors including:

  • Healthcare
  • Central Government
  • Social and childcare policy
  • Corporate Governance and Management
  • Public service agencies 
  • Further and higher education
  • Criminal Justice and Policing
  • Charitable organisations
  • Professional Regulatory Statutory Bodies 

This Manager role will provide a platform for anyone seeking to further broaden their overall managerial, knowledge and skills within a busy, dynamic and growing consultancy department.

The post holder work as part of the team undertaking advisory assignments. This role is part of the management team in the Crowe career framework. It is an ideal opportunity for anyone seeking to further their career in practice.

Key result areas

  1. Project manage the delivery of a range of consulting assignments from inception to final delivery, ranging from tender preparation, fact-finding and interviewing, through problem analysis and solution development, to report-writing and presentation of findings/recommendations.
  2. Manage the delivery of project outputs individually and by the advisory team (reports, presentations, training programmes etc.) to ensure they are delivered to the client’s satisfaction, on time and on budget to an acceptable standard of quality.
  3. Understanding of public funding and strong financial analysis skills. 
  4. Proactively work with and manage, as appropriate, project teams, external consultants and other resources as required.
  5. Manage, as required, client liaison and business development (including drafting of proposals and tenders for projects).
  6. Support the business development portfolios which will comprise an agreed mix of current and new clients. Proactively pitch for new business and drive the growth of the firm.
  7. Manage client relationships. Maintain contact and liaise with the firm’s clients, and foster business relationships that develop the firm’s client portfolio further.
  8. Manage the delivery of assignments to a high standard of quality, while adhering to allotted timescales, budgets and resource allocation and presenting the assignment for completion to Partner.
  9. Manage, mentor and motivate the teams ensuring that constructive feedback is provided from assignments reports and fully participate in all Performance Management initiatives as required. Deliver on and off-the-job training as required.
  10. Proactively liaise and build effective working relationships with firm staff in all disciplines (Advisory, Tax, Company Secretarial etc.) to facilitate and support the consultancy department.
  11. Be fully conversant with and understand the authority levels of the role to ensure full compliance with Crowe’s policies, procedures and regulations.

Person specification

Essential knowledge & skills:

  • Qualification at a minimum of NFQ level 8 (or equivalent) plus an approved accounting qualification (ACA or ACCA or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant post-qualification experience
  • Demonstrable understanding and awareness of current issues within the sectors we serve
  • Evidence of strong technical competence (ICT proficiency and some sector subject-matter expertise)
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse range of clients across multiple sectors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable report writing experience
  • Well-developed project management skills plus the proven ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks/ projects
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Demonstrated ability to self-motivate and manage complex competing priorities and deadlines.

Essential competencies:

  • People Leadership: Proven ability to listen, build rapport, influence and build relationships. Keen to develop career into a more senior management role. Proven experience in managing a small team of consultants.
  • Practice Management: Proven ability to focus on performance, meeting deadlines and producing results. A proven decision maker, evidence of sound judgement and common sense
  • Client Leadership: Understanding of confidentiality, confidence, agility and affinity with client and sector specialisms.
  • Business Development: A strategic thinker, takes ownership of learning, empathy with client needs, seeks way to improve. Evidence of enthusiasm and keeps abreast of developments in sectors we serve.

To apply

Please send your CV with covering email to [email protected].

Applications received will be stored on our system and may be considered for similar positions that may arise within the next year. By applying for this position, you hereby agree to the personal data contained in your application, and provided by you to Crowe, being retained by us for a period of up to one year from the date of receipt of your application. If you are applying for a position and you do not wish for your details to be stored by us, please notify us by emailing [email protected] and we will ensure that such information is not stored other than for the purposes of this application.

Agency policy

Crowe Ireland endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, at times when we do need to engage with recruitment agencies, we operate within a preferred supplier list (PSL). We only work and partner with recruitment suppliers where our agreed contractual terms fully in place. If unsolicited CVs are received from any agency not on our PSL, then we will not be liable for payment of introduction fees.