Group Financial Controller

Role Objective

To support the Group Finance Director in defining the reporting of business division performance by providing financial control and reporting functionality commensurate with a company of its size. In addition, the role is responsible for selecting accounting standards and policies that are optimal for the Group.

Terms and Conditions

Contract: Permanent

Reports to: Group Finance Director

Location: Newtownmountkennedy

Role Responsibilities

Reporting & Management Information

• Agree the format and timeframes for the reporting of Business Division performance and ensure compliance with same.
• Manage the preparation of monthly financial reports and forecasts for the Group Finance Director, CFO, the Operating Executive and the Board.
• Deliver streamlined and timely reporting at Group level, including systemising the Group consolidation process, standardising data structures and processes as appropriate.
• Ensure the central finance function produces a timely, low cost, quality service.
• Participate in the development of finance IT systems that provide required Group finance information.
• Prepare an annual Group Budget for approval by the Board.
• Prepare Commercial Equity Valuation on an annual basis.
• Prepare accounts information for the Company’s Defined Benefit Pension Schemes and assist in the audit of the Schemes.

Group and Statutory Accounts
• Support the preparation of the annual report and statutory financial statements.
• Prepare statutory accounts for the Group that comply with all legal, audit and regulatory requirements for approval by the Board.
• Manage and direct the audit process including the relationship with internal/external auditors.

Group Financial Policies and Tax Compliance
• Review compliance with accounting standards, Company Law and the Code of Practice for Governance of State Bodies, and advise management of the potential impact of changes in the regulatory environment.
• Adopt appropriate accounting policies for the Group and prepare technical papers in support of management’s judgments and accounting estimates.
• Ensure that internal financial controls deliver timely and accurate information and are regularly reviewed and enhanced.
• Provide taxation advisory services to business divisions around key transactions.
• Manage the preparation of corporation tax and capital gains tax computations and ensure tax returns are filed on a timely basis, that tax liabilities are minimised and that the Group is tax compliant.
• Monitor the performance of the credit control function and recommend policy changes where necessary.

• As a member of the Group Finance team, provide leadership and promote a culture of team collaboration, ensuring alignment on the delivery of all partnering, planning, and reporting requirements.
• Enhance the team culture and performance by actively developing team members through empowerment, coaching, mentoring.
• Build strong working relationships with Finance Directors in the Business Divisions.
• Act as a visible role model for the Group’s values.

Behavioural Competencies

A role model for living our values of Respect, Simplicity, Empowerment, Outward Looking and Responsible and creating the environment for those on the team to do the same.

Collaboration & Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build effective relationships with team members and other business divisions.
People Leadership: Understanding the importance of managing and developing people; creating a climate in which people can do their best.
Drive for results: Drive to exceed goals ensuring high levels of performance and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
Prioritisation/Ability to multi-task: Strong organisational, time management and prioritising skills with the ability to deliver on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Attention to Detail: Diligence and care in all tasks.
Decision-making and Delegation: Excellent critical thinking and strong analytical and problem solving skills with the capacity to make good decisions.
Innovative & Creative: A proactive problem-solver that is able to apply new concepts to existing processes to streamline and simplify.
Strategic Agility: The capacity to think big picture and be future oriented when
driving the execution of the strategy

Desired Technical/Professional Competencies

Education & Experience: Professionally qualified accountant with relevant experience in a financial management role.
Commercial and Financial Acumen: Strong analytical and technical accounting knowledge and an ability to apply it to the role to enhance the profitability and asset value of the business.
Accounting and Regulatory Compliance: Knowledge and experience of accounting standards and the financial and regulatory environment to ensure compliance with all requirements.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Simplicity
  • Empowerment
  • Outward Looking
  • Responsible


Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 28 April 2023. Please submit your cv to

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