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Group Head of Accounting

Ref: 920560

  • Highly Competitive + Excellent Bens
  • 25 Apr 2019
  • Dublin (North)
  • Perm

Group Head of Accounting Brightwater Executive has been retained to appoint a Group Head of Accounting for a Data and Records Information Management Company. The organisation has over 6000 clients with 16 million items stored through file storage; secure online access; data protection; business continuity; secure destruction. The ideal person for this role will be a strong leader who has worked in a fast moving changeable acquisition based environment. This role will report directly to the CFO and will be a member of the Leadership team. Responsibilities: • Ensure all statutory and where applicable, regulatory reporting requirements are met in a full, timely and accurate manner. • Ensure full, timely, accurate and insightful management information and reporting is in place, including: Weekly/monthly management accounts Revenue and margin/profitability analysis Cost and capex analysis Monthly Board pack • Leading and mentoring the accounting team. • Collaborating with FP&A to ensure accuracy and consistency on all information produced. • Working closely with the CFO on the delivery of a finance transformation programme. • Partnering with Group HR on the recruitment and development of our finance professionals. • Embedding a culture of strong cost control and visibility throughout the business. • Work closely with the Corporate Development team on the financial integration of new acquisitions. Experience: • High caliber leader who motivates and inspires others to achieve organizational objectives, particularly during a period of growth and development. • Ability to work positively and collaboratively across multi geographies. • Ability to balance different stakeholder needs and to find a positive solution. • Maintain quality of financial reporting with a right- first-time approach. • Confidence in talking / presenting in front of Senior Management personnel. • Tenacious with the drive, energy and ambition to achieve stretch targets and growth plans. • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally. • High levels of emotional intelligence and effective leadership skills with the ability to mentor and develop high-performing teams. • Strong project management skills, able to plan and prioritise tasks at pace. • Pragmatic and willing to get involved in the detail of operational execution to achieve the desired outcomes. You will also have the following experience and qualifications: • A qualified chartered accountant, with 8+ years of experience managing a business function of at least €20m turnover. • Prior experience of working in a P/E backed company would be highly desirable. • Experience of leading change in a sensitive manner and the ability to help prepare and adapt others to changes in the business. • Excellent IT skills • Experience of enhancing financial processes and business controls and of upgrading a finance function, including IT systems and processes. • Knowledge and experience of tax and transfer pricing. • Experience of interacting with auditors, business advisors and board members. • Proven ability of interacting with statutory bodies ideally across Europe. For a confidential discussion on this Group Head of Accounting appointment please contact Orla Brennan at Brightwater Executive on 01 6621000 or email your CV in confidence to Ref: 920560