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Head of Finance

Ref: 78803

  • Highly Competitive Remuneration Package and Bens.
  • 20 Feb 2023
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Job Title

Head of Finance

About the Company

Joining a fantastic well know insurance group, this is a superb Head of Finance opportunity, overseeing a large team across financial control and reporting along with a sizeable FP&A team. Ideally, you’ll have a strong background in leading out team of 10 + and enjoy leading out on change and improvement initiatives to further improve and streamline reporting cycles and value-added reports for the various business divisions of this group.

About the Position

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and sign-off of monthly & quarterly financial accounts for regulatory and management purposes.

  • Presentation of financial results to the various senior leadership teams   

  • Be a key partner to the senior leadership team for the business to influence decision making and find practical solutions to business problems. 

  • Providing finance expertise and input to business unit strategy plans.

  • Lead key relationships and effective engagement with external partners (auditors, banking partners)

  • Lead the financial planning process including annual budget preparation (management of the €100m+ cost base)

  • Initiate and lead innovative development of new systems and processes to meet the changing requirements and anticipated future needs of the business.

  • Lead a team to ensure sufficient resources with the necessary experience, personal development and technical support in place to implement strong financial reporting and controls.

  • Review, design and implement financial reporting and controls in accordance with group best practice to ensure appropriate financial governance is in place to meet existing and emerging risks and regulatory changes.



  • Natural leader who enjoys leading out a diverse and large team of finance professionals.

  • Ability to work in a fast-moving-environment and great interpersonal skills across multi stakeholders.  required to interact with clients internally and externally.

  • Solid track record of successfully leading, coaching and managing large teams in a complex environment.

  • Commercially astute, sound technical accounting knowledge with IFRS 17 skills a benefit but not essential.

  • Strong ability in ssound decision making and ability to analyse and effectively resolve issues when they emerge.

  • Highly motivated with an ability to work on own initiative and demonstrate flexibility.

  • Excellent in communication and influencing, with the ability to simplify complex concepts and translate them into actionable objectives.

  • Capability to challenge and re-engineer practices and processes as required.

  • Have experience of developing and managing a team in the delivery of results under tight deadlines.

  • System experience such as SAP, Essbase, Tableau.

  • Qualified with ideally 10 plus year experience, ACA, ACCA< CIMA or equivalent.

  • Strong academic record


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