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Head of Financial Controls

Ref: 9222132

  • Highly competitive
  • 18 Nov 2020
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

A Leading international life & investment firm that has experience exciting scaling and balance sheet growth is looking to appoint a Head of Internal Financial Controls. Reporting directly into the Group Financial Controller, this is great opportunity to take on this newly created role and to drive the application of consistent, quality of standards with respect their financial controls close processes. Ensuring and validating that a best in class and effective internal control frameworks in in place. Ideally 8-10 years PQE from an audit /financial controls risk background and / or solid experience working with financial reporting with involvement in internal control process improvements.

The Role:

• Enable and design internal control controls over financial reporting by providing best practice controls advice and give guidance on documentation while adhering to the financial reporting controls structure under the group Framework against monthly, quarterly and annual reports • Establish the financial internal controls over the financial reporting for IFRS financial statements, statutory and tax reporting the Group and its subsidiaries. • Lead the design, assessment and implementation and ongoing monitoring of a robust Structure for the internal controls framework • Manage and drive the documentation and reporting on risk assessments of the finance business processes in respect of materiality and tolerances misstatements in financial reporting, including in conjunction with Risk team the establishment of risk ratings for use in Group reporting • Lead in the identification, assessment, documentation and monitoring of business processes (including financial systems) that affect the Group’s financial reporting, including the use of process narratives and flowcharts • Design and implement the controls testing process, including testing the design and operating effectiveness of key • Develop and deliver training and training materials for finance process owners on a regular basis • Prepare, aggregate and manage the ongoing quarterly and annual reporting process to senior management and the board • Stay informed and on top of industry best practices and the latest thinking regarding finance processes, risk management and controls • Responsible for providing guidance, support, and leadership to all staff members in their operational tasks • Support across Group Finance for all tasks including M&A and project work when required

The idea candidate for this Head of Financial Controls Role:

• ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant with ideally 8 years plus in PQE • Commercially astute with an entrepreneurial flair with an ability to work under pressure, achieve targets and meet strict deadlines and to develop and manage projects. • Possess excellent communications style and skills along with adept interpersonal skills with the ability to manage multiple projects • Naturally proactive, have an enthusiastic attitude to work and be committed to continuous process improvement. • Highly flexible and the ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment and to manage conflicting interests • Big 4/Top 10 Practice background with audit and risk experience or experience of working in Finance, Internal Audit or Risk team where the focus of the role was financial reporting processes, assessing risks and controls • Financial services experience is required and insurance experience would be an advantage • Excellent understanding of accounting and financial processes including risk and financial controls • Excellent Excel, Word, PowerPoint with a strong appreciation of financial systems (e.g. general ledger). For more details on this Head of Internal Controls Job, please contact Estelle Davis at Brightwater Executive on 01 662 1000 or email e.