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Finance Sub-Committee Member

Empowerment Plus is a registered charity working nationwide to provide support to children, young people and families at risk. We work primarily with families who are involved with the TUSLA social work departments and provide support directly in the family home and local communities. Examples of services provided include support for family access visits, foster placement breakdown support and support for young people moving into independent living post foster or residential care. There are no age barrier to our service and we operate 365 days per year, 24 hrs a day.  

The Mission of Empowerment Plus is to empower young people, families and communities at risk to live just and fulfilling lives. The vision within Empowerment Plus is an Ireland where all children, young people and families have the means to reach their full potential and have the opportunity to live happy, health and secure lives.  

Empowerment Plus’s objectives are to ensure that every child and young person is: 

  • Protected from abuse or neglect. 

  • Brought up in a happy, healthy and secure environment. 

  • Consulted, listened to, heard and supported in their development. 

  • Given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. 

Board Composition 

Empowerment Plus is governed by eight registered directors or Trustees, all of whom serve on a voluntary basis and have responsibility for providing oversight and governance to the organisation. We are seeking to enhance our financial governance systems by appointing an individual with proven knowledge of financial management or accountancy to be a member of our finance subcommittee. There are between 2-5 members on the subcommittee, the chairperson of which must be a member of the Board.  

The successful candidate must have a suitable financial/accounting background, be professionally qualified and ideally have at least 5 years’ experience in a senior management position.  

Members of the subcommittee are volunteers and are expected to: 

  1. Take the lead in evaluating and monitoring the organisation’s internal financial controls  

  1. Ensure the organisation is compliant with regulatory and legislative accounting requirements.  

  1. Meet (online) as a group prior to Board meetings, review monthly management accounts and present same to the Board including advice and recommendations around financial implications of any proposals.  

  1. Monitor, review and approve the statements to be included in the annual report and accounts concerning audit and internal controls  

  1. Monitor, review and challenge, where necessary, the organisation’s forward looking financial information  

  1. Liaise with, and be responsible for appointing the annual independent auditors  

  1. Attend monthly online sub-committee meetings until end of 2024, reducing to bi-monthly thereafter. 


Finance Sub-Committee Member

Published on 19.02.2024

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