Financial Controller (Financial Services)

Location: Midlands, Sligo/Leitrim, Ireland
Date Posted: 12-03-2018
A great opportunity for a candidate from Sligo, Leitrim or parts of the midlands, who is looking for progression; or for a candidate who has gained experience in Dublin or elsewhere and is looking to return home to the midlands/northwest area.

This role is responsible for financial control and reporting, taxation, treasury, and statutory reporting, and reports to the Head of Finance.

Key Responsibilities

• Manage the monthly and annual accounting closings and preparation of financial accounts, including the consolidation of financial statements with other group of companies.
• Review and approve reconciliations of the P&L and Balance Sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
• Ensure compliance with IFRS standards and corporate policies and procedures.
• Preparation of periodic financial reports and reporting packages to the corporate head office and to regulatory bodies.
• Preparation of the company annual financial statements in close collaboration with the external auditors to ensure a smooth audit process and clean audit opinion.
• Manage Treasury and Accounts Payable functions. Reconciliation of bank accounts on a daily basis to ensure all transactions are recorded correctly.
• Manage short term and long-term cash needs and funding requirements.
• Lead preparation of tax calculations and filing of tax returns. Liaise with the external advisors as required.
• Complete statutory reporting and filings as required.
• Manage and develop a team of accountants and analysts.
• Ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis.

Required Experience
·         Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics or a related field. ACCA / Chartered accountant required. AITI qualification preferred.
·         8+ years of experience in control and accounting, including +5 years as a Manager. Big 4 experience and financial services experience preferred.
·         Advanced Excel skills. Experience with databases.
·         Multi-tasking. Ability to prioritize workload, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines.
·         Initiative. Ability to deliver results with limited supervision.
·         Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.
·         Team management skills.
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