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Chief Financial Officer, Dublin Business School (DBS)

We recently managed the appointment of Chief Financial Officer to the leadership team of Dublin Business School (DBS). Please go to Current Opportunities to discover our latest assignments.

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Founded in 1975, Dublin Business School (DBS), is Ireland’s largest independent third-level college and provides a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and professional programmes. The College is par of Kaplan Inc., the education division of The Graham Holdings Company and a leading international provider of higher education, professional development and lifelong learning programmes. To support its growth plans and change agenda, both organisationally and strategically, DBS is seeking to appoint an accomplished individual to serve as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).    


Reporting to the President, the CFO will lead and supervise the Finance Department to ensure the continued financial sustainability and success of the College. As an integral par of the DBS Senior Leadership Team, the CFO will support the broader Kaplan company in managing DBS from a financial perspective and will also play a key strategic role in the overall vision and direction of the College. The CFO will also manage corporate board administration relating to DBS and its associated companies.


You will not only be an exceptional and qualified accountant with hands-on financial management expertise, but also a commercially astute individual equipped to help guide the business as it grows and develops further. You will also have a demonstrable track record of success in enhancing margin improvement and possess excellent change management skills. Your background will include strong evidence of leadership and achievement in large complex environments engaging and influencing a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

This challenging role provides the opportunity to work with one of the world’s largest and most diverse education providers. A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

To Apply:

To pursue your interest, please email a comprehensive CV and supporting letter to:

Seán McDonagh, Partner, Lansdowne Executive Search. Email:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Seán at +353 (0) 87 796 1062.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 29th April 2022.

Candidates for this post will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes.


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