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Financial Controller (Midwest)

Financial Controller (Midwest)

Established, dynamic and successful Limerick based client now require a Financial Controller. Exposure to engineering services sector would be an advantage. Excellent opportunity for an ambitious and commercially focused Financial Controller.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Budgetary preparation and control and the continuous implementation of sound financial reporting, management and budgeting processes
  • Liaise with 3rd parties, auditors, banks, investors, etc., ensuring that financial and business performance information is presented in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure internal and external audit and financial reporting requirements are achieved in accordance with audit and compliance deadlines (including international projects)
  • Coordinate the activity of a small finance team
  • Appraise leadership team as to financial position and generate regular reports on cash flow, project spend, liquidity, profitability and growth, etc
  • Make effective use of MIS systems ensuring the generation accurate data for the purposes of weekly leadership meetings and regular Board meetings
  • Complement the leadership team by adding financial and budgeting inputs to contract, commercial and business decision making.
  • Assume a lead role in assessment of T&Cs of commercial contracts, including pricing, obligations and payment structures
  • Maintain and develop positive relationships with regulators, tax advisors and foreign tax authorities
  • When necessary, lead new country set-up from a finance and local tax perspective
  • Monitor cost improvement initiatives in order to continually monitor project and general operating costs
  • Assume responsibility for existing pension, healthcare and insurance arrangements.

Personal Profile & Qualifications:

  • 3rd level Degree and Professional Accounting Qualification – ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • 8+ years’ experience in a responsible finance management role/Controller role, to include people management
  • Ideally, the selected candidate will have worked in engineering/mechanical services or a project management organisation (exposure to same in the context of Audit or Accounting Practice would of interest too)
  • Understanding of international taxation matters
  • Interpersonal and relationship management skills are important in the context of dealing with colleagues and leadership team
  • Assured and professional approach; excellent communication, presentation and negotiating skills, particularly when involved in supporting bid and contract negotiation and engaging outside agencies
  • Ability work in a fast paced environment and to balance conflicting deadlines.
  • Decisiveness and ability to effectively engage with and influence senior people
  • Experience of engaging with Board level.
  • Big 4 trained is desirable
  • Wider organisational awareness is very important along with commercial acumen.

(Guideline Basic Salary: €80,000.00 to €90,000.00 /year)

For more information and a confidential discussion, please contact Conor at 086 2406651