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Finance department

We support the delivery of the overall council objectives in the physical, social, rural and economic directorates. We manage the annual Budget process and annual reporting of  expenditure. We engage directly with commercial rate customers and trade suppliers. We also administer the NPPR.

About the finance department

The finance department of Clare County Council is responsible for the following:

  • Development and maintenance of systems and procedures for budgetary control
  • Management information and general cost effectiveness
  • Control and supervision of all statutory and financial accounting
  • Investments and borrowing
  • The management of the long and short term finances
  • The securing of income
  • The control of all expenditure of the Council
  • Establishment and maintenance of satisfactory checking and internal audit systems

Given these responsibilities the finance directorate carries out the following duties:

  • Payments to Suppliers/Contractors and associated functions
  • Payment of Travelling Expenses to employees and associated functions
  • Payment of Salaries/Wages/Pensions and associated functions
  • Monitoring Expenditure & Income
  • Preparation of Budgets/Estimates and Final Accounts
  • Financial returns - External and Internal
  • Financial Management and Accounting
  • Financial Reports/Backup/Advice to all Sections
  • Receipting/Lodging of monies due to Council
  • Recoupments of sums due (Issuing demands, invoices, returns etc.)
  • Investment and Borrowing
  • Revenue Collection
  • Rate Collection/Valuations
  • Information Technology Services
  • Internal Audit/Checking 
This department is part of the Finance and support services directorate .

Meet the senior team


Finance department
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cash office: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NPPR public counter will be by appointment only

Map of location