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Finance Branch

The Finance Branch is the largest Branch in the Department with an overall staffing complement of 118 based in the Department’s decentralised offices in Renmore, Galway. All payments made on behalf of the Department and the Defence Forces are processed through the Branch.

To make timely, efficient and correct payment in respect of all pay, allowances, pensions and gratuities and accounts for supplies and services and to ensure proper accounting for all expenditure from the Defence and Army Pension Votes.

Main responsibilities
The Branch’s main responsibilities include:
  • co-ordinating the preparation of the Defence and Army Pensions Estimates (budgets) and reporting and monitoring of expenditure.
  • the issue of pay and allowances to all military personnel.
  • the processing and payment of all accounts for goods and services provided to both the Department and the Defence Forces.
  • the formulation of pensions policy and the administration of pensions and other benefits to retired members of the Defence Forces and the dependants of deceased personnel.
  • the preparation of costings for various purposes and the development of the management accounting function.
  • maintaining records of all payments and receipts and preparing the Department’s annual financial accounts.

Internal Audit
The Department’s Internal Audit Section is also based in Renmore and has a permanent presence in four other locations. The section acts as an independent unit with the responsibility of providing assurance to management, both civil and military, on the adequacy of control procedures. The overall staffing complement is 13.

Finance Branch
Department of Defence
Áras an tSáile
H91 AN2E

Telephone: 00 353 91 743700
Fax: 00 353 91 770233
Lo Call: 1890 426444

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Department of Defence
Station Road
Co. Kildare
W12 AD93

Tel 00 353 45 492000
Fax 00 353 45 492017
* loCall 1890 251890
** Or call 0761 001 607

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