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Financial Controller


Dublin 4Dublin


JPA Brenson Lawlor

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Job Description:

Our Client based in North Dublin is looking for a qualified accountant to take on this varied, key role within their growing business. The role requires previous experience as a financial controller and a high level of business acumen. The role is both a financial controller and operations management role.

Position Description

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this key member of the senior management team will have a varied role with responsibility for all aspects of creating and managing the finance function, providing a strong commercial input into the day to day operational needs of the business and directly influencing the achievement of the business’s strategic goals.

Key responsibilities will include:

Financial Reporting

Timely production and presentation of year end accounts and a full audit pack to include control sheets for all balance sheet items.
Tax compliance (Revenue/taxation issues, including, monthly payroll returns, annual Vat returns, Corporation Tax, Intrastats, VIES,etc).
Quarterly management accounts to include variance analysis for presentation to the board of management.
Budgeting - Forecasting and re-forecasting and monitoring performance against budget.
Processing all aspects of payroll.
Cash Flow management, liaising closely with senior management re payments prioritisation.
Managing the full accounts receivable function to include the monthly invoice run, processing of direct debits, monthly statement run, debtors control and reconciliation
Managing the full accounts payable function to include invoice processing, monthly payment run, creditors control and reconciliation.
Manage bank reconciliations
Manage the calculation of the quarterly member rebates
Work closely with senior management to ensure robust controls and procedures and in place and implemented.
External Stakeholder Management

Further developing strong relationships with banks.
Acting as key point of contact with Auditors – appointment, fee negotiation, audit coordination, agreeing audit schedule and presentation of files and records to Auditors within 30 days of year-end.
Acting as first point of contact for administrative duties such as Insurance and utilities.
Supporting the further growth and development of the Group, contributing to, and influencing to key decision about expansion opportunities, open/close decisions with breakeven models and variance analysis
Management of all the symbol group tenders including the distribution of group rebates.
Ensuring adequate IT systems are in place in head office. Responsible for all the Business Intelligence.
Any other such duties as may be required.
Qualifications & Requirements

Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), with minimum four years’ PQE at management level
Retail experience preferable however, not a prerequisite
Strong commercial acumen
Strong technical accounting skills
Ability to demonstrate influencing negotiation skills
Systems and IT savvy, strong excel skills with SQL skills a bonus.
Exposure to robust internal controls and reporting
An ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
Flexible, a good team player willing to assist where needed
Excellent communication skills at all levels within a company, both written and verbal
Fluent written and spoken English required
Valid Work Permit


Permanent / Full-time

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