Job Reference 15466
Job type Permanent
Location North Dublin
Salary € 60,000+

The Role

Finance Manager Permanent -  North Dublin


Overall Purpose
The overall responsibility of the post holder is to ensure the successful management and oversight of all aspects of the finance function within the business. The Finance Department currently has 8 colleagues in the department, 3 reporting directly to the Finance Manager.

You will be a strong people manager, with excellent attention to detail and a proven track in process improvement and change management. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to develop and lead a strong team. You will have a finance background, but good all-round business acumen and awareness that enables you to operate at all levels within an organisation.

In addition, we are in the final stages of selecting a preferred ERP solution and the Finance Manager will be responsible for successful project management of the preferred ERP Solution. The potential for this project to go live will be subject to successful management of the team during the temporary contract.


Overall responsibility of the company’s accounting functions.
Production of monthly management accounts.
Work with Directors to highlight issues and work through to successful conclusion.
Prepare content for and manage special projects at request of MD and Board.
Manage working capital requirements.
Responsibility to produce financial targets and budgets.
Responsibility for advising the board on all corporate finance matters including Capital
Main point of contact for finance partners, e.g. the Banks, etc.
Work with external compliance advisors, taxations consultants and legal professionals to ensure the company is compliant with applicable laws / regulations including Central Bank, company law and tax legislation.
Managing budgets for key departments at Head Office & operational level
Mentor and coach finance team members (8-9 persons).
End to end responsibility for successful implementation and delivery of the preferred ERP System

Manage a team of 4, direct report 1, to support a service payroll of over 1,750 staff.

Sales Invoicing/Credit Controller:
Manage team of 2, direct report 1.

Accountant/Accounts Payable:
Manage team of 2, direct report 1.

Head Office Payroll:
Manage fortnightly payroll
Finance Manager to undertake head office payroll directly for confidentiality purposes, in the absence of the company accountant.

ERP Project Management:
Assisting in the final selection of successful ERP Vendor
Managing the relationship with the vendor to confirm scope and goals, objectives and key resource requirements for the project.
Establishing key milestones/key overview of project targets and implementation dates.
Leading, monitoring and maintaining progress of the Company’s project plans to ensure delivery of the key stages and goals within the agreed constraints of time, cost and quality.
Controlling and reporting progress to the Project Group and escalating any issues, as appropriate, in a timely manner. Initiating corrective action where necessary in order to keep the project on track.
Continually assessing potential risks and issues maintaining risk and issue logs, and contingency plans.
Playing a lead role in defining an effective communication strategy for the project, including communicating and consulting with key stakeholders.
Identify inter-dependencies between the various stakeholder groups to ensure all are aligned and risks are identified, mitigated and communicated.
Ensuring appropriately skilled resources are delivering the project and managing the availability and performance of key contributors to the project.


The Person


5 + years’ post qualification experience,
Experience working in a Financial Management role managing a team
Strong inter-personal and leadership skills
Proven track record that illustrates ability to undertake the roll outlined above.
Proficiency in IT skills and systems, knowledge of SAGE and Megapay an advantage
Desirable – Previous experience in ERP project management at a software vendor/supplier
Experience of project and program planning, project forecasting
Analytical ability
Experience working in a large multi-site environment a key advantage.

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