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Head of Finance

Ref: 75850

  • 90,000-125,000
  • 08 Oct 2021
  • Wicklow
  • Retained

Head of Finance

About the Company

Brightwater Executive is partnering exclusively with this highly commercial, semi-state organisation which is at the forefront of its industry.  This is an exciting time to join the business as it leads the journey to create a sustainable future for the country.

About the Position

This position will lead finance business partnering, budgeting, forecasting, transaction and reporting services.

The role is responsible for providing financial objectivity, challenge and insight across the business to support effective decision making that drives business performance and the achievement of the Division’s financial and strategic objectives.

As a key member of the senior team, the role will contribute effectively to the successful delivery of the overall Divisional strategy, while acting as a strong visible role model for the Group’s values

Key Responsibilities

Finance Business Partnering, Planning and Analysis

  • Lead the annual business planning and budgeting process and develop robust financial projections
  • Manage the financial forecasting and quarterly business review process
  • Collaborate closely with the business to identify and implement simplification and value[1]add activities in order to drive improved business performance
  • Provide financial evaluation, financial modelling, analysis expertise and strategic business advice in relation to capital investments, projects, and other operational expenditure to support effective decision making
  • Proactively contribute to the successful implementation of the Division’s strategy across all areas of the business
  • Develop and report on effective KPIs

Accounting, Financial Systems and Financial Controls

  • Manage the financial system to support the needs of the business
  • Manage transaction services (accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract management)
  • Develop and monitor internal audit checks
  • Manage the capital assets of the Division
  • Lead the cash management function
  • Lead the timely completion of the external financial audit
  • Identify areas for improvement and drive simplification

Financial & Management Reporting

  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and management reports
  • Create regular reporting and analysis

People Leadership, Organisation and Culture

  • Provide strong leadership to the finance team, create a high-performance culture
  • Promote a culture of strong collaboration and business partnering
  • Develop and enhance the working relationships with the Group and Divisional finance teams
  • Promote an attitude of simplification to reduce complexity
  • Build a strong network with key financial, government, industry and customer players
  • Contribute effectively to the leadership of the Division and the successful delivery of the Division’s strategy
  • Act as a visible role model for the Group’s values


  • People Leadership
  • Strategic Agility
  • Drive for Results
  • Managing Business Process/Execution Excellence
  • Communication
  • External Focus
  • Delegation and Decision-making
  • Managing Change and Ambiguity

Desired Technical/Professional Competencies:

  • Professionally qualified accountant with experience in leading teams
  • Commercial and Financial Acumen
  • Accounting and Regulatory Compliance

Remuneration Package

€90,000 - €125,000


For a confidential and discreet conversation to understand more about this role, please contact Warren Hilton on + 353 1 592 7882 or email or apply via link

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