Job Overview.

Experience: 7-9 YearsSector: Financial Accounting

My client is seeking a seasoned Finance Director/ Head of Finance with 5 to 8 years of post-qualification experience to join their Dublin West based finance team. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in SME’s in either service industry or manufacturing sectors or similar, demonstrating a robust understanding of Irish financial regulations, along with expertise in implementing financial controls and systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Control/ Entity Reporting: Co-ordinating the month end finance and reporting of 5 Group entities including preparation of the Board pack
  • Financial Leadership: Provide strategic financial leadership, aligning financial objectives with business goals and driving profitability while complying with financial regulations.
  • Financial Planning & Analysis: Develop and oversee financial planning, forecasting, and budgeting processes. Analyse financial performance, providing insights to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Risk Management: Implement rigorous financial controls and risk management policies to ensure compliance with Irish financial standards and mitigate potential risks.
  • Team Management: Lead and mentor a team of finance professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Systems Implementation: Drive the implementation and enhancement of financial systems, ensuring efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with Irish regulatory requirements.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with key stakeholders, including executives, investors, and regulatory bodies, providing transparent and accurate financial insights.
  • Service Industry & Manufacturing Expertise: Utilise extensive experience from service industry or manufacturing sector to tailor financial strategies according to sector-specific needs.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Professional Qualifications: Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent) with 5 to 8 years of post-qualification experience.
  • Big Four Training: Preferred background with experience gained at a Big Four accounting firm, ensuring a solid foundation in accounting principles
  • Irish SME Experience: Proven success within Irish SME’s, understanding the unique financial landscape and regulatory framework in Ireland.
  • Irish Service Industry & Manufacturing Exposure: Experience within Ireland’s service industry and manufacturing environments, adapting financial strategies to meet market demands.
  • Financial Controls & Systems: Demonstrated expertise in implementing and maintaining robust financial controls, coupled with proficiency in financial systems, preferably in compliance with standards.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to think strategically and translate financial insights into actionable plans, contributing to business growth within the relevant market.
  • Communication & Leadership: Excellent communication skills, adept at engaging stakeholders at various levels, along with strong leadership and team management capabilities.

Interested candidates should apply below or you can email me at [email protected]


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