Job Overview.

Experience: 7-9 YearsSector: Industry Accounting

Our client is a global business seeking an experienced Finance Manager to join their team at their manufacturing site in Athlone. The Finance Manager will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing all financial aspects of the manufacturing operations. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in finance, accounting, and manufacturing. The Finance Manager will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure financial goals are met, costs are controlled, and financial processes are optimised.

Financial Planning and Analysis:

  • Develop, implement, and manage the annual budget for the manufacturing site.
  • Conduct financial analysis and provide insights to support strategic decision-making.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial metrics, identifying trends and areas for improvement.

Cost Management:

  • Analyse manufacturing costs and variances to ensure cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Work closely with the operations team to identify cost-saving opportunities and implement cost control measures.
  • Regularly review and update standard costing models.

Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, including monthly financial statements and variance analyses.
  • Present financial information to senior management, highlighting key performance metrics and areas of concern.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory reporting requirements.

Cash Flow Management:

  • Monitor and manage cash flow to support daily operations and strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with treasury and banking partners to optimize cash management practices.


  • Develop and maintain financial forecasting models for the manufacturing site.
  • Provide rolling forecasts to support operational planning and decision-making.

Internal Controls:

  • Establish and maintain robust internal controls to safeguard company assets.
  • Conduct regular audits to ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures.

Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including operations, supply chain, and sales, to align financial strategies with overall business goals.
  • Provide financial insights and recommendations to support operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement within the finance function and implement best practices.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and changes in accounting standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field;
  • Experience as a Finance Manager in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing accounting principles.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling and analysis.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and manufacturing software.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

If you have the required qualifications and are eager to contribute to the financial success of this manufacturing site, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


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