Job Reference 17168
Job type Permanent
Location Athlone
Salary € 40,000-60,000, 60,000-80,000

The Role

Management Accountant - Permanent

Based in Athlone (Hybrid after 6 months)

The Network Management Accountant specialises in managing the financial aspects of the franchised network operations (36 depots nationwide). The Network management accountant plays a crucial role in ensuring the financial health of both the Company and Network Member. The successful candidate in this role will have a strong foundation in accounting principles, financial analysis, and reporting. Additionally, they should be familiar with the specific nuances of a network business model and possess excellent communication skills to work effectively with various stakeholders within the Network. Here are the key responsibilities and skills associated with the role of a Network Management Accountant.

Job Responsibilities:

• Generate regular reports on key financial metrics and performance indicators
• Ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements

Budgeting and Forecasting:

• Develop and monitor budgets for the network operation.
• Assist in the creation of financial forecasts and projections
• Provide financial insights to support strategic decision-making

Cost Analysis:

• Analyse and report on costs associated with network operation
• Conduct cost-benefit analyses for various initiatives
• Identify opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvement

Financial Planning and Analysis:

• Collaborate with management to develop financial plans and strategies
• Conduct variance analysis to compare actual financial results against budgeted or forecasted figures
• Provide insights into financial trends and potential areas of concern

Tax Compliance:

• Ensure compliance with tax regulations
• Provide guidance on tax implications of business decisions

Financial Systems and Software:

• Utilise accounting software and financial systems to manage and analyse financial data
• Stay updated on technological advancements in financial management tools

Cash Flow Management:

• Monitor and manage cash flow for both the Company and Network Member
• Implement strategies to optimise cash flow and liquidity

Audit Support:

• Facilitate financial audits for both franchisors and franchisee units
• Ensure documentation and compliance with audit requirements

Communication Skills:

• Communicate financial information effectively to non-financial stakeholders
• Collaborate with franchise management and operations teams to align financial goals with overall business objectives



The Person

Key Criteria:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or a related field.
• Strong analytical skills with proficiency in financial modeling and data analysis tools.
• Knowledge of franchising operations and business principles.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
• Attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.


• Previous experience in financial analysis, business analysis, or a related field.
• Familiarity with the franchise industry is a plus.
• Overall, the Franchise Business Analyst plays a crucial role in optimising the performance of a franchise network by providing data-driven insights and strategic recommendations.

The Package

Comprehensive list of benefits on offer

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