Job Reference 16705
Job type Permanent
Location West Dublin
Salary € 60,000-80,000

The Role


Report to Head of Finance

Overall Purpose of the Role
An influential and high-profile role delivering financial and commercial support to allocated Business sector. Through effective business partnering, the role will continually improve service levels, cost effectiveness and add value to commercial activities undertaken.

Key Accountabilities

PURPOSE: Commercial Support
• Business Partner key stakeholders (financial and non-financial) ensuring strong commercial and operational decision making, managing financial risks and opportunities
• Attend designated site and client meetings
• Attend larger, selected and important calendar sporting events
• Delivering proactive ad-hoc financial analysis to support business unit decision making
• Understand and manage the financial risks and opportunities arising from volumetric and other contract mechanisms – and ongoing business performance

• Implementation of standard monthly reporting
• Analysis of key business reporting such as month end reports, business reviews, client reports, budgets, cash analysis and other ad-hoc analysis to be discussed at monthly review
• Assist in training of operational teams in the use of business reporting to understand and improve their financial performance
• Approval of journals for business area, ensuring validity of accounting entries and compliance to contract and Group Accounting Manual, escalating any concerns to senior stakeholders
• Monthly balance sheet review for area of responsibility, escalating key risks/ opportunities to senior stakeholders
• Promote working capital improvements through timely, accurate contract billing and active management of debt ledgers
• Support with the budgeting and forecasting process by consolidating the budget, understanding variances and preparing the budget presentation for senior stakeholders
• Monitoring initiative delivery plan, challenging operational teams where there is a risk to achievement and highlighting to senior stakeholders
• Preparation & analysis of documentation for client tenders, negotiations and capital expenditure appraisals
• Support operational teams with understanding actions required on mobilisation and ensure that these are executed in line with timetable
• You will ensure health and safety of all colleagues within the business and report any incidents via the approved company processes

• Lead a team of finance professionals
• Plan and monitor team resources, including identifying training needs, to improve and maintain service level
• Develop team members, supporting their career progression while focusing on service, ensure adequate business partnering and commercial knowledge



The Person

• Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) or AITI with varied experience in accounting roles
• Experience of leading, motivating and developing a team of Part-Qualified professionals
• Experience of business partnering senior stakeholders with the ability to challenge, influence and persuade at all levels
• Change management experience
• Strong analytical skills

• Experience of operating within a multi-site, multi-contract organization
• Experience with cash offices, although becoming less relevant
• Good working knowledge of SAP & Cognos

Performance Standards
• Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate oral and written information concisely and logically - to both finance and non-finance people
• Pro-active and energetic approach
• Ability to analyse and evaluate information concisely
• Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to influence internal and external parties
• Self-motivated with an ability to effectively plan and organise own work
• Ability to take on a broad spectrum of work under pressure and to deliver in agreed timescales

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