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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 6 November 2019

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Questions (99)

Imelda Munster


99. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of vacant positions in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement; and the length of time each position has been vacant. [45593/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

There are currently four vacancies in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), the post of Corporate Compliance Manager and three vacancies for Forensic Accountant (AP Equivalent – Accountant Grade 1). The three Forensic Accountant vacancies became vacant on 8th May, 2019, 19th May 2019 and the most recent on Monday last 4th November, 2019.

In relation to the post of Corporate Compliance Manager, the current Director is considering this as part of a significant restructuring of the ODCE that he has undertaken to better reflect the organisation’s needs in the context of both its strategic shift towards deploying resources towards more serious indications of wrongdoing and the increasingly complex environment within which the ODCE operates. As such, the Director is of the view that it is preferable to allow that process to fully bed down before filling the Corporate Compliance manager vacancy. The Director is further conscious of the fact that the transition of the ODCE to an independent Agency will give rise to additional expertise requirements and, as such, is of the view that it is prudent that those considerations should be factored into developing the role, and associated skill set, required of the appointee.