Financial Controller

Dublin 24, Full Time

Financial controller

Monday to Friday

Career Progression

Salary €80,000

Executive Talent are currently partnering with our client who are a logistic network consisting of 24 locations, including 20 depots nationwide, 2 sortation hubs, a customer care centre and a head office based in Dublin. A vacancy has arisen in the head office in Dublin for the role of Financial Controller to lead our Finance team and to manage the day-to-day financial operations of the company. This is an opportunity to join an ambitious growing business and to contribute pro-actively to the ongoing development and professionalisation of the finance department. EXET22

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monthly P&L/Balance Sheet reporting
  • Manage month-end process and timetable in line with reporting deadlines
  • Preparation of consolidated month end accounts and reporting pack including P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow and KPI’s
  • Investigation of variances versus budget and prior year and provide commentaries
  • Implement robust procedures to ensure accuracy of the accruals and the reported figures
  • Implement measures to speed up the reporting timelines
  • Reconciliations and Internal Controls
  • Ensure suitable internal control systems, authorisation controls and reconciliations are maintained and reviewed
  • Review and authorise bank payments ensuring correct approvals have been obtained
  • Identify and implement ongoing process improvements
  • Ensure accounts are prepared in accordance with accounting standards
  • Ensure tax, audit and statutory compliance
  • Maintain/update the Accounting software and chart of accounts
  • Working Capital / Cashflow management
  • Manage cash balances to ensure cash accumulation in accordance with bank covenants
  • Ensure cash is prioritized to meet payroll, courier, supplier, tax, loan and other payment commitments
  • Maintain weekly cashflow forecast in order to plan for future cashflows
  • Audit, Tax and compliance
  • Organise external audit timetable with auditors
  • Manage audit work program and audit queries so that all requests are dealt with in a timely way
  • Implementation of internal control recommendations
  • Preparation of corporation tax computation and filing
  • Preparation of final statutory accounts for filing
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Manage AP and AR teams ensuring best practice is implemented
  • Performance management and review of KPI’s
  • Management of finance team
  • Managing a finance team of 9 including performance appraisals and recruitment where necessary

Requirements

  • Fully qualified – ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar
  • Previous experience in a well-run finance department with knowledge of finance processes and controls
  • Proven track-record in implementing process improvements and change management
  • Strong communications and people management skills
  • Good technical accounting knowledge
  • Strong Excel and IT skills
  • Proactive, ambitious and energetic

 

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