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Head of Finance

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  • 160,000-175,000
  • 09 Mar 2023
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Job Title

Head of Finance

Key Responsibilities

Report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and lead and mentor and large, high performing Finance function with 4-5 direct reports.Ensure timely insights to guide decision making at operational and strategic levels.
  • Be a key partner for the CFO, Executive Committee Teams and the cross functional SLT members across the organisation.
  • Lead, motivate and manage the finance function through proactive goal setting, guidance and coaching. 
  • Drive collaboration and business partnering across finance, transaction structuring and the end-to-end commercial deal team processes. 
  • Ownership for the technical accounting and advice to the Commercial Deal Team process 
  • Ensure a continued great culture of continuous improvement and strong team collaboration within the finance teams. 
  • Provide strong oversight and leadership across their external statutory reporting, management reporting and  treasury operations and day to day coordination and financial control for the Group.
  • Effectively communicate  key areas of financial, creating insightful financial information to direct business and transaction decisions for the CFO and SLT teams.
  • Ownership for the development and implementation of accounting policies, and preparation of interim and year-end financial statements.
  • Ownership for the maintenance of the company's system of accounts records oversight on all company transactions and assets including the single entity audit process.
  • Overall management of the external auditor relationship and audit process.
  • Input in view and strategy for tax matters, working closely with the CFO on this and the wider tax team 
  • Oversee debt management, cash forecasting and bank account management along with group FX and Interest Rate risk management and implementation.


  • Natural leader, with strong analytical abilities
  • Driven, resourceful and a solid communicator with the ability to present complex data in a clear and articulate manner. 
  • Highly capable in working with cross functional teams and enjoys working in a dynamic, at times fast-paced, environment.
  • Commercially astute with strong  financial acumen and time management skills. 
  • Proven ability in leading and build out exceptional finance functions.
  • Highly capable in translating business strategy into operational planning, managing multiple projects. 
  • Professional , engaging and personable with the ability to develop diverse stakeholder relationships, 
  • Strong credibility and a track record of positive impact on teams they’ve led and developed over the years. 
  • Qualified accounting professional with 10 years + post qualification experience within financial services sector ideally --  investment / corporate banking, financial services corporate services, leasing or PLC experience with similar team structures and scale.
  • Adept in managing teams of 20 plus ideally. 
  • Strong technical knowledge in US GAAP and IFRS with strong excel and financial modelling skills. 

Remuneration Package

An excellent remuneration package is on offer with strong bonus, LTIs and benefits. Hybrid working model policy in place. 
For a confidential discussion, please contact Estelle Davis or email  Brightwater Executive or click the apply button below.

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